Update: Notbetreuung / Emergency Care - 26.05.2020, 15:30

Update: Restart of the 3rd class on 25.05.2020 & 4th class on 29.05.2020 / Zurückkehren der 3. Klasse am 25.05.2020 & 4. Klassen am 29.05.2020 - updated 20.05.2020, 15:00
Days for the 3rd & 4th classes, health and safety and organisation, masks, lunch. The 3rd will be in school on Mondays and the 4th on Fridays.
NOTE: Please note that pickup time for Grade 4 is 11.20 & not as stated in the pdf. Pickup for grade 3 is 12.40. If the kids stay for lunch it will be later

Update: Restart of the 8th class on 27.05.2020 / Zurückkehren der 8. Klasse am 27.05.2020 - updated 20.05.2020, 14:00

Days for the 8th class, health and safety and organisation, masks, lunch. The 8th will be in school on most Wednesdays, either in the morning OR the afternoon depending on which class you are in. Check other updates to see which Wednesdays have classes at all.

Update: Restart of the Flex class on 19.05 OR 20.05.2020 / Zurückkehren der Flexklasse am 19.05 ODER 20.05.2020
Days for the Flex classes, health and safety and organisation. School is restarting for the Flex classes on two days a week starting 19.05.2020 OR 20.0.2020 depending on the class. Read carefully because the flex classes have been divided into two groups. Some classes have Tuesday & Thursday and some have Wednesday and Friday. 

Update: Restart of the 7th class on 15.05.2020 / Zurückkehren der 7. Klasse am 15.05.2020 - updated 11.05.2020, 22:00
Days for the 7th class, health and safety and organisation. School is restarting for the 7th class on Fridays starting 15.05.2020

Update: Zurückkehren ALLER Klassen bis zum 29.05.2020 / Return of ALL classes by 29.05.2020 - updated 11.05.2020 20:30
Important information for ALL classes. 
Dates of return, days of school attendance, 5 lesson free days for P30, subjects, health and safety, masks, organisation and lunch.

Update: Zurückkehren der 5. Klasse am 12.05.2020 (nur Dienstags & Donnerstags) / Restart of the 5th class on 12.05.2020 (Tuesdays & Thursdays only) - updated 08.05.2020, 12:00
Days for 5th and 6th classes, health and safety and organisation. School is restarting for the 5th class on Tuesdays & Thursdays. The 6th class will be attending on Mondays Wednesdays

Update: Bewertung und Schulorganisation / Grading and organisation - 06.05.2020, 16:30
Evaluation and organisation by year/class groupings. Additional information regarding reports, lessons at school and online learning. 

Update: Year 10 MSA presentations - 06.05.2020, 09:00
MSA dates (May 18 and May 20), organisational details, grading, important health & safety rules and a checklist

Update: Primary: Information für die 6. Klasse / Information for Year 6 - 28.04.2020, 15:30
Health, safety, organisational information and lunch. Importance of masks. 

Update: Information for Year 9 / Information für die 9. Klasse - 27.04.2020, 22:00

Health, safety, organisational information and lunch. Importance of masks. 

 Update: Exams 2020 / Prüfungen 2020 - updated further on 24.04.2020, 12:00
The written MSA exams are now cancelled. MSA presentations will take place. 

Update: P30, Years 7 - 12: Lesson free days / unterrichtsfreie Tage  - 23.04.2020, updated 04.05.2020, 12:00
Dates of the lesson-free days in May & June. This applies to both students attending school and those doing online learning from home.
**NOTE: UPDATED 04.05 to add an additional free day on May 20th

Update: Information for year 10 parents / Informationen für Eltern der 10. Klasse - 23.04.2020, 08:00 
MSA schedule and return to school information for year 10

Update: School organisation / Schulorganisation - 21.04.2020, updated again 04.05.2020, 12:00
Secretaries, libraries, attendance, the now 5 lesson-free days, exams, lessons, hygiene, grading, online learning, IT, lunch (for those in school) etc. 

Update: School reopening / Wiedereröffnung der Schule - 17.04.2020, 20:00

Please read carefully!
The 10th class only: From 27.04.2020  
The 6th, 9th and 12th (not IB12) classes only: From 04.05.2020
All other classes will learn from home.

Update: Abitur safety & health precautions / Abitur Schutzmaßnahmen - 07.04.2020, 10:40
NOTE: The students will receive the forms for the confirmation via their tutors.

Update: Parent letter, BBR 2019-20 cancelled / Elternbrief, BBR 2019/20 ausgesetzt - 03.04.2020, 20:30

Update: Parent letter regarding school reopening, MSA, Abitur, IB, Easter / Elternbrief über die Wiedereröffnung der Schule, MSA, Abitur, IB, Ostern - 02.04.2020, 10:00

Update: IB Diploma & Career Programme May exams will not take place this year - 23.03.2020, 11:00

Update: All Abi & MSA exams postponed / Alle Abi & MSA Prüfungen verschoben - 21.03.2020, 22:00

Update on Abi & MSA exams - 20.03.2020, 10:00

Update: GEV Parent letter / Elternbrief: Virtual Classroom at NMS - 19.03.2020, 20:25

Virtual classroom: How to add my child and Virtual classroom: Example - email text and code

 Update - COVID-19 case in NMS/COVID-19 Fall in NMS - 18.03.2020, 15:00

Update on school closure - MSA/BBR/eBBR exams - 16.03.2020, 09:53

Update zur Schulschließung bzgl. Prüfungen und Virtual Classroom – 15.03.2020, 23:00 Uhr

Update on school closure - examinations and Virtual Classroom – 15.03.2020, 11pm 

Update zur Schulschließung – 15.03.2020, 15:00 Uhr

Update on school closure – 15.03.2020, 3pm

Update zur Schulschließung – 14.03.2020, 15:00 Uhr (pdf-Datei)

Update on school closure – 14.03.2020, 3pm (pdf file)

Update – 13.03.2020 13:30am

Update on possible school closure – 13.03.2020 11:30am

Please read through the Message from NMS Principal Katja Sajid (12.3.) on the Corona Virus and keep yourself informed on the following websites:

Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit, Pflege und Gleichstellung

Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie


Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Bundesministerium für Gesundheit/Ministry for Health

IB and Covid-19 outbreak

Ms Sajid had the idea of collecting messages from our students, and the NMS staff created a collage of all the lovely photos that we received and would like to show it on the website. This is zoomable.

We are staying at home

 It is the NMS students (and a few teachers) sharing the message that we are staying home, in their native language. We think that this collage by and for our students illustrates the strength and creativity of the global NMS community. We hope that everyone takes the message seriously and stays at home, for themselves and for others.

late collage

This picture came a little later. It is also zoomable (message in Hindi). We have room for more of your messages here!!


Informationen der Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie

Anlässlich der zunehmenden Verbreitung des Coronavirus hat die Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie eine Informationsseite eingerichtet, die ständig aktualisiert wird: http://www.berlin.de/sen/bjf/aktuelles/

by Lena Kirchner MUN- Student Officer

Last week, a group of NMS students participated in the Berlin Model United Nations (BERMUN) conference at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Over the course of three days,more than 150 students from Berlin, other parts of Europe as well as Mexico, explored thetopic of “Protecting the Freedom of Expression while confronting Censorship”.


At this year’s Bermun2, hosted by the John F. Kennedy School, students from NMS served as delegates to the United States and Azerbaijan in a variety of panels.


These times give us all the more the opportunity to explore new ways of communication. To give a little bit of encouragement some students of 8b created encouraging banners for others to see. Keep hanging in there!

Claudia Balsters
Klassenlehrerin 8b
Fachlehrerin für Kunst und Deutsch
IMG 3264 buzz

Click here for lots more lovely banners by 8b. These are much larger sized photos than the cool one above and also look very cool. Have a look!

NMS has created a Padlet with material for online learning.  The NMS staff will share apps and tools that may be useful for online learning purposes. Descriptions in German, English, or both

The Padlet will be  continuously updated with new material and can be found by using the padlet embed below, clicking the title above, or at

Made with Padlet

Last summer, one of our students was diagnosed with cancer and had to stay in the hospital for treatment. An opportunity, however, became available for the student to continue to participate in lessons at school; in the form of a little robot called `Ivy`. Ivy could be used as an avatar. There are 43 of these robots in Germany, 8 of them in the Berlin Charité.

IT collage

After getting in contact with the Charité and having solved all issues regarding data protection, insurance, storage and permission letters of the students and teachers involved, the NMS school management cleared the use of Ivy with the school authorities… who agreed immediately. From that point on, Ivy the Robot took part mainly in English and Math lessons. A big thanks to the teachers involved who right away supported the use of `Ivy` in their lessons.

Our school’s Bauhaus Class consisting of 18 Y10 students, continued to work at Bauhaus Temporary interactively. After having developed the actual exhibition DAS BAUHAUS WAR EINE SCHULE, they created short tutorials at work stations, explaining selected exercises of the preliminary course of the Bauhaus of the 1920s.

Welcome to the NMS

The Nelson Mandela School is a diverse international bilingual state school for students from grade 1 to 13. Students can choose to graduate with either the bilingual Abitur or the International Baccalaureate (IB).

NMS Friends membership

NMS families are each asked to contribute at least 10EUR/month through the Friends to support trips, libraries, training and more!

Let's keep building NMS together

Any questions?

Here is the contact list.

School offices:

  • Pfalzburger Straße 23 (P23), Flex-6
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 7-10
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 11-13

2019 Silver esafety label

27.05.2020 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin