We are very happy to present a leaving song for the year 6 pupils

Year6 2021

Here is the link to the video.
The time has come to say goodbye, 
your next adventure says you‘ll fly! 
We‘ve never had two years like these, 
Corona here, set nothing at ease. 
So we have done the next best thing,
we‘ve prepared this song for you to sing! 
May your future be golden and bright, 
and always quite happy without any fright! 
So off you go, be on your way, 
good luck we wish you every day!

Song lyrics: Good-bye Yr 6 and ….     Auf das, was da noch kommt! 2021
(Text: O. J. Ehmsen, english mini part: R.Z., music: Giesinger, J.J. Schneider)

The NMS Class of 2021 have just finished their final exams under unusual circumstances. The festivities to celebrate their graduation (the ceremony and the prom) are still taking place, though of course with specific regulations and guidelines to stay safe.


If you are a part of the graduating year of 2021 and would like to come to the prom, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

To commemorate the two final years at NMS, Sara Koehn-Haskins (IB13) and Bronwyn Barrett (Abitur Q4) created this portfolio website NMS 2021: The Year of COVD . 

We hope you visit the website and get to know us, as well as the experiences we've enjoyed!

Liebe SchülerInnen der NMS, liebes Lehrpersonal, liebe Eltern!

Alles außer konventionell könnte vielleicht der Leitspruch unseres Projekts heißen. Wir der Q2 Theaterkurs unter der Leitung von Herr Wingerath, laden Euch herzlich zu unserer Aufführung am Dienstag, den 8.6.um 18 Uhr ein. Unsere Collage zum Thema "Allein unter Menschen" lädt zur Reflexion der Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft ein.


The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws.
Anti racism film bowls

Lian from class 7c and Lidia from class 7d followed a call by the social pedagogues of P30 to participate in a creative activity against racism by  making their own short films. They both chose to go with stop motion but used different techniques and settings. Click on the pictures above and below to see the films.


 So heißt das Projekt, welches im Rahmen des Spanischunterrichtes der Klassen 9 und 10 (bei Frau Harder) pünktlich zum Ende des Lockdowns im April begann und nun im neuen Schuljahr weitergeführt werden soll, voraussichtlich als Teil einer e-Twinning-Initiative mit folgendem Direktaustausch nach Oliva (Raum Valencia/ Spanien).

8 Schulen aus 5 europäischen Ländern (Spanien, Frankreich, Italien, Tschechische Republik, Deutschland) haben sich in diesem Projekt zusammengefunden. In einem ersten Schritt haben sich die internationalen Schüler*innen zunächst einander vorgestellt, natürlich in ihrer Fremdsprache, je nach Schule Englisch oder Spanisch, und den persönlichen Text oder das Video auf einem gemeinsamen Padlet gesammelt.

NMS is offering a black history class in the Upper School for years 11-13. Apply by 9th June. 
There will be one 120 min workshop per month and two 90 minute production hours during normal lesson times.

See the poster for details and the schedule from August to December. Click on the poster for a larger view.


Angebote der Berufs- und Studienberatung - Online-Information über Kurse

Liebe Schülerinnen, liebe Schüler, liebe Eltern,

für Euch/Sie zur Information.

Viele Grüße
Jörg Fraikin

This year nine IB Visual Arts students showed their studio work in the P30 Aula. As part of their final assessment the students thoughtfully curated their artwork, that has been created throughout the course. 

The exhibition ran until April 16 but you can still take the walkthrough tour here below. The tour was taken more than 300 times by members of the NMS community.

Due to the pandemic, the exhibition was not open to the public and visits had to be confirmed by the school management. Click on the picture below to see the full size exhibition picture. IBart2021

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

climate clock2

Climate clock: We must #ACTINTIME

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