Welcome to the HPC Bilingual Secondary School in Heidelberg
Welcome to HPC Realschule!
School education close to life and more personality development - paired with a sound knowledge base: This is what we stand for at HPC Realschule. The bilingual program prepares our students in the best possible way for the job market, which is characterized by internationalization and globalization.
At our centrally located educational campus, we offer young adults a wide range of educational opportunities and a good start to life after school.
Bilingual instruction: We prepare our students for the internationalization of the job market - with extended English instruction and instructional content in German and English in selected subjects starting in 5th grade.
Digital school: At HPC we have a school-owned app with digital class book, possibility for online lessons according to timetable, teacher-student-parent communication and integration of various learning apps (Sofatutor, Phase 6). Our rooms are equipped for hybrid teaching.
Life-oriented school education: Our aim is to prepare children and young people in the best possible way for the time after school - among other things through internships, company projects and partnerships, and the promotion of the strengths, talents and ideas of each individual student
Manageable class sizes: Your child will learn in manageable groups and will receive intensive support from our teaching and specialist staff and, if necessary, individual support.
Educational diversity centrally located in Heidelberg: HPC Realschule is located in the modern premises of the F+U Bildungscampus - centrally located directly opposite Heidelberg's main train station. The optimal connection to public transport makes the way to school easier even for children who do not live directly nearby.
At a glance
School profile: grades 5-10, officially accredited
Graduation: Secondary school leaving certificate
Location: Heidelberg, Kurfürsten-Anlage 64-68
Costs: 120,50 € tuition + profile contribution
Feature: Bilingual training
School concept of the Realschule
"Our school is like a big community, the students and teachers know each other beyond their classes and support each other where possible.
We teachers have the opportunity to respond to the children and support them in their school career in the best possible way - our School Social Services is there to help us in word and deed."
Eva Büttner, Headmistress of HPC Realschule
At HPC Realschule, we focus on the strengths and weaknesses of our students. We accompany our students in their career and personal development. Due to the manageable class sizes, we can devote more attention to each individual and respond to their individual needs. Difficulties and deficits are addressed at an early stage with support and tutoring services.
In addition to the knowledge imparted in the classroom, we place great emphasis on the acquisition of social skills. Individual support enables not only higher performance, but also fun in learning.
In the composition of our classes, we pay attention to a balanced mix of students and strive for a balanced ratio of girls and boys. In our experience, this has a positive influence on the atmosphere in the classroom and on the way we interact with each other.
When admitting students, the personality of the children is very important to us. We make sure that the children feel comfortable in their class. Experience shows that they are more motivated and perform better at school.
With our bilingual program, we promote early and intensive language acquisition. This means that some subjects are taught proportionally in a foreign language - in our Realschule this is English. Our goal is for students to communicate confidently in English and to be able to communicate and discuss a variety of complex and subject-related content.
Students can choose the bilingual program from the fifth grade onwards, which runs continuously until the 10th grade:
- extended English lessons
- English lessons in music, physical education, geography and history.
The "DESI" study (Deutsch Englisch Schülerleistungen International) proves that bilingual instruction not only promises success, but also delivers. In a representative sample of 38 bilingual classes, the students scored above average in communicative competencies. In their listening comprehension, they were two years ahead of their peers without bilingual instruction. They also recognize and correct grammatical errors more quickly.
Education and leisure in a harmonious harmony can be learned with us. The school social work accompanies our students all day.
Our Realschule is a state-approved alternative school. The school-leaving qualifications are therefore identical to those of a regular school. All our teachers are pedagogically qualified and approved by the Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe.
- Homework assistance
- Tutoring in small groups or in individual courses
- leisure activities (AGs)
- individual portfolio
- learning therapy e.g. for dyscalculia or dyslexia
Opportunities for the future with the Mittlere Reife
Training or continuing with school? The diploma paves the way for our students for many apprenticeships and vocational high schools - we show them the perceptives. For example, they can take a look at our secondary schools in order to find the right school for them. An HPC-internal transfer to our vocational high school either at the 8th grade or after the Mittlere Reife is always supported by our school administrators and teachers.
Other educational paths within the schools, colleges and academies of the F+U Education Group:
- Vocational high school
- Apprenticeships at the technical college
- Dual studies at the iba or the isba
A mother about the Realschule
"The class is consistent but also loving, respectful, and the calm needed to concentrate and learn. The whole homeschooling concept was as stress free for my child and me as such a situation allows."
- Lisa Nürnberg
Online lessons according to schedule: not just a buzzword with us, but a lived reality - thanks to our school's own myF+U app. Classes at HPC can - if the situation requires it - be held completely online.
When school closures are necessary, as with the Corona pandemic, HPC Realschule students have classes every day on a regular schedule, meeting their classmates and trusted teachers online and continuing to learn. In this way, we are mitigating the impact of the pandemic on families as best we can, especially if parents are in the home office.
Through our school-owned app, we maintain digital gradebooks, are integrated with various learning apps (Sofatutor, Phase 6) and teacher-student-parent communication.
The classrooms at HPC Realschule are equipped for hybrid instruction. Individual students* who need to stay home can participate in classroom instruction via online streaming and are co-taught.
Additional instruction in IT and media as well as the loan of laptops for working at home round out the digital offerings at HPC Realschule.
Our school is like a large community: the students and teachers know each other beyond their classes and support each other. The teachers have the opportunity to respond to the children and support them in their school career in the best possible way. The school's social work department is on hand to offer advice and support.
When selecting new teachers at HPC, we not only look for professional pedagogical competence, but also for the right chemistry. Our team shares the same values, works together towards the same goals and supports each other in everyday school life. A positive atmosphere in the classroom and flat hierarchies are particularly important to us.
Our students also notice this. They benefit from the expertise and experience of our teachers in the classroom and know that they take time for each individual after class. Whether it is to explain a task again or to support the students with problems outside of class.
Projects and partners
Since 2019, the HPC education partnership has been an important component of our concept of lifeworld orientation.
Through the interlocking of business and school, our students* receive valuable impressions of the working world, through internship weeks, student companies that are supervised by external companies, as well as various action days.
Current student companies include: English Film Club, Library Club, online marketing, sewing projects, and many more.
In addition, they benefit from professional input from the companies that accompany us as HPC education partners with impulse lectures on the topic of business, excursions and company visits, and as scholarship providers.
We attach great importance to supporting our students in their career orientation at an early stage and to providing insights into the various occupational fields during their time at school.
Insights: Projects, Art and Specials
On our Insights page, you will find current information from everyday school life. Here we present exciting projects and provide you with the latest news from our schools. You can also look forward to picture galleries and videos.
Monthly expenses are as follows:
- Voluntary HPC profile contribution,
- Individual support costs such as homework support, AG offers and tutoring.
We are pleased if we could convince you and your child of our Realschule. If you have any further questions, e.g. about bilingual education, please do not hesitate to contact us.
[Eva Büttner, Head of HPC Realschule]
Currently you can reach our secretariat from Monday to Thursday - 08:00 to 13:00!
For parents: Your child is already a student at our school and you have questions or would like to report your child sick?
You can reach our school secretary at 06221 70 50 191