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We don't learn for school, we learn for life!

When pupils walk into school with a smile on their faces and parents leave their children in our care without a care in the world - there is much more to it than just modern classrooms and home-cooked lunches.

Dedicated teachers, green outdoor classrooms, a holistic education, excellent vocational and academic preparation, digital infrastructure, digital curricula and endless all-day options all contribute every day to ensuring that pupils feel they are in the best of hands at our facilities. Here, the joy of learning and the spirit of research flourish through shared experiences and experimentation.

We place particular emphasis on bilingual education with native speakers from over 30 nations. This enables our students to obtain internationally recognized foreign language certificates and take part in language excursions abroad.

The intensive cooperation between parents and pupils, educational institutions and school management, partners, entrepreneurs, local authorities and sponsors enables school education at the highest level. The many awards, certifications and seals of quality are impressive proof of this.

Looking to the future

Based on the Saxon education and curricula, supported by international standards and scientific findings, our pupils are made fit for life and global competition. New forms of learning, performance comparisons between the schools in our network and other schools in Saxony, creative competitions and extensive additional offerings help them to do this. One of the special features of our schools is the early teaching of business knowledge: Practical relevance is continuously provided through annual company internships lasting several days, practical work placements in a wide range of trades, taking the entrepreneurial driving test or taster days at study institutions.

Our educational concept

Social competence



Intercultural and foreign language skills

General education and specialist knowledge

Our educational concept

What we offer our students

Our school climate is one of cooperation and fairness between pupils, teachers, school management and parents.

Bilingual teaching in many subjects

Possibility to take internationally recognized language certificates (TELC)

Based on Saxon curricula and international standards

Digital teaching with notebooks

School with all-day character - large selection of all-day offers

State-of-the-art technical equipment in all classrooms with interactive whiteboards, PCs and tablets

Harmonious coexistence, tolerance and non-violence

International student exchanges

Self-learning time according to the 80+10 principle

Diverse activities in everyday school life such as reading competitions, language camps, sports competitions and much more.

Freshly prepared lunches from our own kitchen

Participation in regional and national competitions

ERASMUS program
for students and teachers

Healthy school:
fit body - fit mind

Liaison teachers and liaison students

Excursions and exciting projects

Support services and LRS support

Worldwide school partnerships

Further offers at IGN

  • Take internationally recognized language certificates (TELC English and Spanish)
  • Student exchange programs (Czech Republic, Egypt, Manila)
  • English language camp in year 5
  • Company internships from grade 5
  • High practical orientation, practical lessons, practical advisors and support for pupils and parents in the process of career choice and application, career orientation from year 5 with an annual work placement
  • Intensive exam preparation (additional one hour each of math, German and English in year 10)
  • Fit for life
  • LRS representative
  • Freshly prepared lunch (choice of two main courses)
  • Diverse class projects and interesting school trips
  • Various all-day offers
  • From year 8 onwards, choice between language (3rd foreign language Russian) & science profile
  • Learning the harmonica from grade 5
  • Participation in regional and national competitions

Fit for life

We don't learn for school, we learn for life! That's why, in addition to the Saxon curriculum, we offer changing modules that prepare students for their future lives. We offer maximum practical relevance through topics such as financial coaching, programming, presentations, craftsmanship, healthy eating and many other areas.

We provide musical, artistic and cultural education across all grades and also across year groups. At seasonal and regional performances, we not only showcase our skills, but also our social commitment in the region. You will receive a detailed list of the points in the school.

The physical development of our pupils is also important to us. True to the motto: "fit body - fit mind". That's why we not only offer a wide range of sports activities, but also regularly take part in extracurricular competitions to promote team spirit and cohesion.

* Courses with a minimum of 10 students per course.

The following is an example of the structure of our Fit for Life program.
The content is subject to a certain dynamic and is adapted according to the development of our time.

Class 5

  • Team building
  • Road safety education ADAC
  • Media use and media technology
  • First manual activities (including tools, manufacturing processes)
  • 3-day company taster
  • Language camp
  • Financial coach

Class 6

  • Team building (conflict resolution, anti-bullying, cyberbullying)
  • Manual activities (working with machines, technical drawing)
  • 3-day company taster
  • Financial coach

Class 7

  • Violence and drugs prevention projects
  • Technical skills (circuits, electronics)
  • Internship or comparable career orientation projects
  • Career potential and career inclination analyses
  • Financial coach

Class 8

  • Recognized language certificates - TELC up to grade 10/12 (building on different levels)
  • Good manners/etiquette course
  • Internship or comparable career orientation projects
  • Financial coach

Class 9

  • Fit in Office applications
  • Internship or comparable career orientation projects
  • Woodwork in and around the school building, Crafts in the household
  • Financial coach, payroll accounting, housekeeping, formalities, taxes
  • Job application training and job interviews
  • Insurance during studies/training, provision

Class 10

  • Information on study programs and training paths
  • Fit in Office applications
  • Application situations and assessments
  • Vocational aptitude tests (grammar school)
  • Career fair/career orientation
  • Creative projects in the school building and school building, household crafts, renovation
  • Financial coach

Class 11

  • Job application training and job interviews
  • Presentation day of companies in our school for career orientation
  • Study fair e.g. Vocatium
  • Participation in the cross-class project day
  • Workshops or projects with Universities/fields of study
  • Genial Sozial / social projects

Class 12

  • Studying and living, Dealing with money and formalities
  • Application to universities and Universities, enrollment mode, BAFÖG applications

Self-learning time

Since 2019, our secondary schools and grammar schools have had activity-oriented and contemporary self-study time for all pupils, also known as 80+10 for short. Of the 90 minutes in a double lesson, 10 minutes are now reserved to deal with topics outside the pure teaching of subject matter, for example for complex, interdisciplinary and/or cross-class projects. This is a new form of teaching, processing and grasping material. Pupils work through their learning material independently and gain independence and personal responsibility.

Notebook project

Our schools score highly with digital infrastructure, digital curricula and digitally competent teachers. Digitalization and the development of artificial intelligence mean that we will be in a constant process of transformation.

We would like to provide each of our pupils from Year 2 onwards with their own notebook at a reasonable price, which will be their personal work device. We have opted for a standardized, universally usable 2-in-1 device (laptop and tablet), which meets all the requirements of a modern digital classroom perfectly. A laptop that can be used to write both electronically and with a pen, contains electronic textbooks, has access to the school cloud (LernSax) and contains all the applications that are necessary for everyday school life. We will provide special support for families with several children or limited financial resources when purchasing a notebook!


Language diversity

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