Messages from Principal Dr. Bauer 
Nachrichten von Schulleiter Dr. Bauer (7. Juli 2022)

We wish all students, parents and guardians and all colleagues a relaxing summer holiday.

School begins again on 22.08.2022 and details will be in the organisational plan that will be uploaded here.

Wir wünschen allen Schülerinnen und Schülern, ihren Eltern und allen Kolleginnen und Kollegen erholsame Sommerferien.

Die Schule beginnt wieder am 22. August 2022 (s. Organisationsplan).


Aktuelle Informationen der Senatsverwaltung

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

Days and times for parent evenings - update 24.08.2020, 09:00
Important updates re first parent evening

Parent letter - 07.08.2020, 14:00 
Explanation of the new year and background

Lesson Free Days 2020-21 - 07.08.2020, 14:00

Class teacher teams years 7 - 13, 2020-21 - 07.08.2020, 14:00



Heatwave: Upper school will end at 14:15 from Monday 17.08.20 - Wednesday 19.08.2020 inclusive and Friday 21.08.2020 because of the heatwave. Note that school ends early on Thursday 20.08 at 11.30 due to training. Edited 18.08.2020, 16:00

Grundschule Hitzefrei / Primary school: Shortened school day due to high temperatures - updated 14.08.2020, 13:00 
Heatwave: Primary school
 will end at 13:15 from Monday 17.08.20 - Wednesday 19.08.2020 inclusive. Emergency care is to be sought from the class teams, not Patrick Freyburg

First day back organisational detail - edited 10.08.2020, 08:00 
Where and when to go. 10.08.2020 for most classes apart from Flex 1

Flex 1st grade. Invitations to parents' evening and special school start ceremony. Date of the school start for Flex 1 / Flex 1. Klasse. Einladungen zum Elternabend und zur Einschulung. Datum des Schulbeginns - published 04.08.2020, 12:00
The dates are 12th August (parents' evening), 15th August (Einschulung) and 17th August (school start) respectively for Flex 1. COVID restrictions are in place for the Einschulung. 

Fragen und Antworten zum Schulstart 20-21 - 31.07.2020, 17:00
Q&A about the start of school in August 2020, what to expect and what is expected of your child. Masks must be worn in closed rooms apart from in lessons and other similar supervised situations. Social distancing of 1.5m is cancelled but direct body contact should be avoided.

Elternbrief Senatorin Scheeres zum Schulstart 20-21-1 - 31.07.2020, 17:00
Letter from Senator Scheeres about the situation and the future.


Update: Schuljahr 2020-21 / School year 2020-2021 - 11.06.2020, 15:00
The Senate has decided to return to regular lessons in all schools and year levels at the beginning of the new school year 2020/21.The hygiene standards and cleaning schedules (frequent washing of hands/ airing of rooms) will be continued. Social distancing of 1.5 m will no longer apply.

Update: Notbetreuung / Emergency Care - 10.06.2020, 14:30

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

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 Principal Dr. Bauer 

Christmas and New Year 2021 video from Principal Dr Bauer with a performance of music and an address

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


NMS Friends left side website 


2019 Silver esafety label

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Climate clock: We must #ACTINTIME

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