Schools in Bayreuth

In Germany at least nine years of compulsory schooling applies to children turning six up to September 30. Enrollment normally takes place in March/April every year as a rule, and is announced in the official gazette of your municipality and in the daily newspaper.

Schools in Bayreuth

Types of school

The school system differentiates between primary school, “Grundschule”, and three forms of secondary school, “Mittelschule, Realschule and Gymnasium”, as well as special schools. The overwhelming majority of schools are public schools, and consequently your children can attend for free. There are also private and international schools available to you, however these require the payment of fees.

Advice for Parents and School Students

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Youth Migration Service

Children and teenagers who come to Germany during their school days often need special support. There are preparatory, special education and language classes available to them, led by specially qualified teaching staff, before joining regular school classes. To find out exactly what is available to your child, contact the Youth Migration Service (JMD), which assists teenagers and young adults between the ages of 12 and 27 with a migrant background.

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School counseling Bavaria

At school, the first port of call for teachers and school students in questions of schooling is the class teacher or school administration.
In Bavaria there is furthermore the institution of school counseling, which helps the school student to recognize their talents, make use of their abilities and to take advantage of the full scope of educational opportunities. It arranges help when problems arise in school, and supports parents and teachers in providing a good upbringing and education. School counseling is available in all types of school, is neutral, confidential, and voluntary and free of charge to those seeking advice.
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PDF Guide to Education in Bayreuth

The guide offers a good overview of educational and school offers in the city of Bayreuth and has many important addresses ready for you.

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