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בית ספר | District school


Everyone is unique. We focus on this uniqueness and support every child accordingly. Together with the students we offer different educational paths and encourage them to follow it. At the Joseph Carlebach School, we don’t believe in uniformity. That is why pupils with different talents and strengths learn together within their classes. The aim of every lesson is both to support and to challenge the students in the best possible way.

In our classes with a maximumof 20 children, the pupils learn in an unbiased and fear-free way. Mutual understanding and acceptance shape the atmosphere in the classrooms and in everyday school life. This way we can reach every child and meet their learning needs.

Since 2017 our district school consists of a primary, middle and our very own high school. For the first time since 1938, the jewish school was able to take the Abitur in 2020 – and with excellent results.

A private school with a recognitionof the state

The Joseph-Carlebach-Bildungshaus is a state-recognised private all-day school with an attached preschool. Our educational goals are aligned with the Hamburg Board of Education. However, as a private institution, we are free to develop and shape our own pedagogical concept. We place particular emphasis on close cooperation between teachers, parents and pupils. In the following we would like to introduce you to what you can expect from our school.

Good reasons for the Bildungshaus

  • Small classes and a comfortable learning environment
  • Focusing on individuality
  • Modern teaching in an modern environment
  • Excellent support and challenge concept – excellent learning outcomes
  • Qualified teaching staff – constant evaluation and reflection
  • Reliable all-day
  • In-house kosher kitchen
  • Maximum safety for your child
  • Extended curriculum
  • Individual approaches of learning – same degrees

Modern teaching

At the Joseph-Carlebach-Bildungshaus we teach and learn in the tradition of the reform pedagogue Joseph Carlebach. Modern teachingdidactics focus on differentiated tasks according to different levels as well as on individual learning processes of every student.

Smart learning

Networking in the mind facilitates learning. This is why we are teaching interdisciplinary coursesand subjects. Therefore, we are teaching these in different learning areas in our school. These include courses such as arts and history or nature and technology with social sciences.

The main goal is to support and encourage the personal joy of independentlearning within everystudent

In addition to lessons and group learning, our pupils have the opportunity to acquire and deepen knowledge independently. For this purpose, they have different specialised workrooms at their disposal. Under the supervision of teachers, your child can complete practice tasks, prepare for papers and exams or develop project work during study time.

Furthermore, we introduce students from form six to typical academic forms of work in the weekly seminar course.

Digital learning in the Bildungshaus

Working digitally is a part of everyday life. We train and specialise our teaching staff on the possibilities of digital learning, in order to enable the pupils to move and work safely in a digital world. We use state of the art technology in our class rooms and lessons. The Joseph-Carlebach-Bildungshaus has a well-equipped media room and library. In addition, computers with up-to-date learning software are available in every classroom. From form 10 regular classes are also accompanied by the use of tablets.

Learning is more than just gaining knowledge

For us, a modern, contemporary concept of learning and education involves more than knowledge. This is why it is of great importance to us that the pupils learn with and from each other, take responsibility and develop in a way that promotes community.

Encourage talents – strengthen weaknesses

At the Bildungshaus we welcome very different children. As far as possible, we want to offer pupils the best possible development and educational opportunities. Our concept enables motivated, joyful and successful learning. We support every child focusing on his or her strengths. If pupils show a special talent, we align the child’s learning path accordingly with our gifted classes: a qualified teacher supports the children once a week.

Our individualised support program will help your child with any possible learning gap. Students are being accompanied by supporting teachers. With this targeted support and demand, we open up ways for our pupils to learn independently and correspondently to their very personal abilities. This is done especially through differentiation and individualisation in lessons.

According to our pedagogical concept, the focus is on the best possible development of each individual child. This means that we assess the respective situation of the child in the admission interviews in order to be able to make a statement as to whether it is possible to meet its needs.

A jewish school welcomes everyone

At the Joseph-Carlebach-Bildungshaus jewish identity is the core of our everyday school life. We do not only celebrate all the jewish holidays together but also teach jewish culture and tradition in the classroom. Our students learn the Hebrew language from the preschool onwards. It is open to both jewish and non-jewish children. We educate the pupils to become tolerant people who take the diversity of social coexistence for granted.

Accepting pupils as they are

We respect every child as an independent personality that needs to be strengthened. We do not support to feed into a “everyone-for-him/herself”-mentality but We are looking for people who think and act independently, who are open-minded and who share responsibility both for themselves and for others. We pursue this common educational goal in close cooperation with parents, teachers and students.

A meaningful school environment

With us, children are allowed to be different, while at the same time they learn about boundaries – their own, those of the other children as well as the everyday ones. During classes we balance between demanding performance and effort from the children without putting them under too much pressure. In a safe and secure atmosphere, we provide answers to questions of meaning and faith alongside a sound school education.

German in the district school

English in the district school

Mathematics in the district school

Social Studies in the district school

Nature and Science in the district school

Spanish in the district school

Student run companies in the district school

The High School at the Jospeh-Carlebach-Bildungshaus