HPC Bilingual Primary School
The pedagogical concept of the HPC Bilingual Primary School builds on the progressive internationalization and the worldwide growing together of countries - and is continued in our secondary school types (Realschule, Gymnasium).
At the HPC Bilingual Primary School your children can learn something special in a playful way. "Bilingual teaching" - by this is meant that the pupils* experience both German and English as languages of instruction.
We want to recognize and promote the special individual abilities of the students - that is our pedagogical claim. It is essential that children experience learning in a positive way in order to be successful in their future lives.
The pedagogical concept of our Bilingual Primary School thus combines two essential foundations for results-oriented learning: the comprehensive implementation of the current educational plan of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a holistic view of the child's personal development.
Furthermore, we offer optional additional profiles for the afternoons from 13.30 - 15.00 hrs:
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programm (IB-PYP)
The additional profile 'International Baccalaureate - Primary Years Programme' (IB - PYP) is offered at the Bilingual Primary School in Fahrtgasse 7-13, near Bismarckplatz Heidelberg.
It is a free-choice program that extends the students' regular school day from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
Afterwards, children can stay longer in the house if they wish, attend clubs and AGs or music lessons and be looked after until 17:15.
You can find out more about the IB-PYP on the HPC-International School website:
Pedagogical Concept "LernZeitRäume" (LZR)
The pedagogical profile LernZeitRäume is offered at the branch of the Bilingual Elementary School in Slevogtstraße in Heidelberg's Südstadt. It is a freely selectable additional profile that adds a complete afternoon program to the regular school day of the students who attend the branch of our bilingual elementary school.
This afternoon program begins with a joint lunch. Afterwards, the children have the opportunity to participate in ateliers and core group times, in which they work together and across grades in artistic, musical, handicraft, sports or other subject areas. They are guided and accompanied by experienced teachers.
You can find out more about the LernZeitRäume educational profile and its concept on the LernZeitRäume website:
What sets us apart
- Native speakers provide a natural, authentic and intensive language experience.
- Manageable class sizes and holistic support of pupils.
- Solid elementary education in mathematics, German and English.
At our Bilingual Primary School the subjects Mathematics, German and Ethics are taught in German in all classes. The subjects English, music, science, ethics as well as movement, games and sports are generally taught in English.
The children speak, read and write in German and English from the first grade on. The languages are taught according to the language immersion method.
Bilingual teaching with dual language immersion
The language immersion method is a successful form of language learning. It is internationally acknowledged and represents a convincing alternative to traditional foreign language teaching.
Language teaching is no longer based on teaching a language as a grammatical system of rules, but on exposing learners to an authentic language pool right from the start. This means that teachers speak exclusively in the target language right from the start and supplement the spoken language with body language and visual material. In the same way that children acquire their mother tongue, they learn (another) language(s). After all, they use it just as naturally as their mother tongue.
After completing primary school, your child can continue his or her education in both languages at our Bilingual Realschule and Bilingual Gymnasium.
Music lessons or foreign language lessons in any language desired can be offered and realized in-house by arrangement in the Afternoon at a charge, so that additional rides are not necessary. Our partner is the Modern Music School.
- Full day care with optional Afternoon program
- Additional educational services such as optional packages "Pedagogy Plus" and „International Education“
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our all-day supervision and our offer or if you would like further information.
Starting in September 2020, the monthly school fee is 165.50 euros plus the fees for care or the optional package "International Education". The supervision fees are added accordingly. We would be happy to advise you individually.
Processing fees: 295 euros
Second child regulation
A sibling discount is available for all parents who have a second or more children at one of our schools. Just contact us about this when you register.
We would be happy if we could convince you and your child of our bilingual primary school. If you have any further questions, e.g. about bilingual teaching or our concept of a reliable primary school, we will be happy to answer them.
[Verena May-Stoll (middle), William Eckel (left) and Silvija Pokladek (right) – Principal Team]
Currently you can reach us from 8:00 to 13:00 am!
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