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

The students of class 9d created their own GIFs against racism that are collected in a padlet.


We spent the month of February discussing the topic of racism and exchanged our experiences. Some NMS art teachers used the opportunity during the Black History Month to specifically focus on visual art created by Black artists. The online art lessons, however, should be creative and product-orientated, not necessarily concentrate on more cognitive content that our students would get en masse from many other subjects.

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.

A short video presentation was created of the students work in the primary school and in the secondary school a padlet was set-up to share resources and contributions of students, teachers and educators.


As the 21st of March was a Sunday this year, the school commemorated the day on Friday, 19th March. On this day, many classes looked at the work of other classes, students or groups from the Nelson Mandela School plus read books, watched videos, did activities or/and discussed the topic of eliminating racial discrimination.


Dear Parents, 

As you have probably learned from the media, the existing regulations for our school with regard to -distance learning online-  will remain in place through this Friday, 5th March, 2021. Beginning Tuesday, March 9 our Grade 4,5 & 6 classes will resume in-person instruction. There will be at least three daily class room sessions with established half-class groups. In addition we will offer a modul of  study support and care. 

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

19.06.2021 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin