Messages from Principal Dr. Bauer 
Nachrichten von Schulleiter Dr. Bauer 

There is compulsory testing except for vaccinated or recovered people. The school management decides on a case-by-case basis which pupils are exempted from compulsory attendance and participate in school-led learning at home (saLzH). We are still assigned to the "green" corona level.

Es besteht Testpflicht außer für geimpfte oder genesene Personen. Welche Schülerinnen bzw. Schüler vom der Präsenzpflicht befreit werden und am "schulisch angeleiteten Lernen zu Hause (saLzH)" teilnehmen, entscheidet die Schulleitung im Einzelfall.Wir sind weiterhin der Coronastufe "grün" zugeordnet.

Aktuelle Informationen der Senatsverwaltung

Bitte beachten Sie die aktuellen Regelungen!
Please note the current regulations! 

Information during the Corona period

  • Due to rising rates of COVID & regulation changes, the Festival of Nations is being brought forward one week to September 11th.
  • The 7 day incidence of Corona in Berlin is now in the 80 range. Masks continue to be required in the school.
  • Bicycle thefts are currently being reported near P23 by parents. Specifically near the bakery.  Please be aware that this happens very quickly, sometimes while people are in the bakery for a short time.
  • The GEV has requested that drivers please avoid Pfalzburger Strasse on both campuses when dropping off and picking up. The pavement outside the school entrance is not for car manoeuvres!! Please treat the safety of all NMS kids with the same high regard as your own and refrain from driving or reversing at kids. 
  • The Berlin Senate and BER have signed a new framework agreement for cooperation between schools and extracurricular educational partners.
  • Berlin schools can now sign environmental agreements
  • Have you signed up for the new class lists? All old lists have been deleted. This is direct and fast communications from the GEV. Contact your parent reps or mail the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions. 

Die Schüler*innen ab der 9. Klasse der Nelson-Mandela-Schule nehmen dieses Jahr an der Junior-Bundestagswahl statt. Um ihnen die Möglichkeit zu geben, sich angemessen über die im Bundestag vertretenen Parteien zu informieren, fand am 31.08. in der Aula der P30 eine Podiumsdiskussion mit den Vertretern der Parteien statt, die unsere Einladung eingenommen haben.

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Organisiert wurde die Veranstaltung vom Politik Grundkurs Q3 unter Anleitung von Herrn Engelmann. Moderiert von Jarvis Bode und Lena Stamm wurden in der Diskussionsrunde Themen wie der Klimawandel, Digitalisierung, Flüchtlingspolitik und Coronapolitik diskutiert. Im Anschluss hatten Schüler*innen die Möglichkeit direkt Fragen and die Parteienvertreter zu stellen. Es gab viele Fragen und auch nach der Debatte sind viele Schüler noch auf die Politiker zugegangen, um ihnen Fragen zu stellen oder sich mit ihnen zu unterhalten, so dass unser Kurs ein positives Resümee zieht.

Wir waren gestern bei der Veranstaltung Schwimmen Rund um Scharfenberg bei sonnigem Wetter mit nur zufriedenen Schüler*innen.

Der Weg dorthin ist ein kleines Abenteuer, die Veranstaltung prima geplant und die Kids und die wir Begleiter*innen Herr Fraikin, Mr Brodsky und Frau Lentz sind sehr stolz!


Dear Parents,
We were at the Schwimmen Rund um Scharfenberg event yesterday in sunny weather with only happy students.
The way there is a little adventure, the event is well planned and the kids and the attendants Mr Fraikin, Mr Brodsky and Ms Lentz are very proud!

Festival of Nations was lovely!

This year there was a concerted effort to take lots of pictures and try and capture a little of the special heart and soul of the FoN and through it the school and community.

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See gallery here below

On September 7, 2021, Dr. Bauer presented the students of the Diversity Task Force the Commitment Award of the German Association for Political Education.

The award was given for the outstanding political commitment of the students who, despite the pandemic, used their political capacity to act to benefit the school. For example, online workshops for elementary school classes were organized around Black History Month, an Instagram campaign on the same topic was launched, and a diversity workshop was offered to our teachers. This school year, the topic of Black History is coming into focus as part of a workshop series for Sek I and Sek II.

We are pleased that our students are so politically engaged despite the difficult conditions. A special quality of the work lies in the sustainable thinking of the students, who start very early with elementary school students and organize their own work across several grades, so that the structures are maintained even after previous students leave. As additional recognition, the school supports the political commitment with a prize of 500€, which can be used for workshops on political education.


Dankbar und optimistisch. Glücklich und motiviert. Erschöpft und hoffnungsvoll. Mutig und enthusiastisch. Zufrieden und wissbegierig – das alles sind Worte, die uns am Ende unseres fünftägigen Seminars zur Demokratiebildung an Schulen in den Sinn kamen. Wir, das sind 13 Schüler*innen aus allen vier 10. Klassen der NMS, die das Privileg hatten, ein intensives und professionelles Training zum erfolgreichen Umsetzen unserer Ideen für eine bessere Schule von den NMS Friends finanziert zu bekommen.

Anti-discrimination / anti-racism advice center

Sophia Calligaro and Given Rapholo

The “Safe Room” pilot project will be established in the NMS Community from August 2021. The advisory team members are currently Sophia Calligaro (SozPäd) and Given Rapholo (teacher).



 The project is aimed at all students, teachers and parents in the NMS community. This project was developed in collaboration with the Diversity Group (parents), the DTF (students) and NMS teachers. It is a pilot project to set up a permanent body on the subject.

The project will be evaluated with students and teachers at the end of June 2022.

Welcome to NMS

Nelson Mandela School is a diverse and inclusive international bilingual state school, teaching from grade 1 to 13. Students in the final year can graduate with either the bilingual Abitur or the International Baccalaureate (IB).
NMS is among the Berlin schools which regularly achieve top average Abitur grades. 

Greeting from the new principal Dr. Bauer

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

17.09.2021 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin