Due to rising rates of COVID & regulation changes, the Festival of Nations is being brought forward one week to September 11th.

It was decided, in consultation with school management, to bring the date of the Festival forward by one week to 11th September.

We realise that this will be an inconvenience to many, who have made their plans well in advance, but it was felt that this offers the best chance of holding the Festival, in the race against Covid numbers and regulations. We ask for your understanding and support.


  • Country choice - 27th August Doodle | NMS Festival of Nations 2021
  • Stand Declaration Form - 2nd September
  • Stand Captain Meeting - 2nd September 2021 at 18:00 opposite the Secondary School Mensa
  • Stand Planning Guide:
  • FoN Stand Planning Guide 2021.doc - Google Docs
  • Stand Declaration Form:
  • Digital - FoN 2021 Stand Declaration Form - Google Forms
  • Printable - Stand declaration form 2021.doc - Google Docs
  • Questions? Contact the FoN Team - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Die Website hat diese Bilder aus dem Grundkurs Surfen erhalten.


The website received these pictures from the basic surfing course. 


Liebe Eltern,

leider können wir im vor uns liegenden Schuljahr 2021-22 nicht mehr allen Schülerinnen und Schülern des 5. und 6. Jahrgangs die Teilnahme an unserem Bläserklassen-Projekt anbieten.

Das sind die wichtigsten Änderungen:

  • im 5. Jahrgang wird eine  Klasse als Bläser-Profilklasse für zwei Schuljahre eingerichtet
  • im 6. Jahrgang wird eine Klasse als Bläser-Profilklasse weitergeführt
  • die anderen Klassen erhalten regulären Musikunterricht, gegebenenfalls mit eigenem Schwerpunkt (z.B. Chorarbeit)
  • die Auswahl der Profilklassen wird zu Beginn des Schuljahres bekannt gegeben

In diesem Schuljahr verabschiedet sich das NMS Orchester mit dem Videoprojekt "Clocks" by Coldplay in die Sommerferien! 


Klicken Sie auf das Bild, um das Video zu sehen.

Gemeinsam mit über 50 Teilnehmer*innen vom Orchester der Nelson-Mandela Schule Berlin und weiteren Schüler*innen der Schule, dem SteenbeckPopChor (, Schüler*innen des Max-Steenbeck-Gymnasiums Cottbus ( sowie Freunden haben wir den Song Clocks von Coldplay arrangiert und aufgenommen. Wir freuen uns endlich wieder gemeinsam Musik machen zu dürfen. Memories (Maroon 5) Cover von zuhause. Arrangement, Schnitt und Mix: Ira Brauns, Axel Fischer und Felix Theuner.

Musicians wanted!
If you want to join the NMS Orchestra, feel free to come by on thursdays @3:05pm Aula or write a mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Next live performance: Festival of Nations

Y7, Y8 and Y10 Elective Courses will have to be chosen from August 17 to August 21

NMS offers a broad range of Elective Courses for all students from Y7, A8 and Y10. The courses will take place on Tuesday from 2.15 to 3.50 pm unless scheduled on other days. All students will participate in at least one elective course. The attendance is mandatory. At the end of the semester, the students will receive a feedback certificate. Students can register with their NMS email address here: 

This year NMS once again scored higher than the Berlin average grades for Abitur exams. NMS students scored an excellent 1.68 against an average of 2.3. This is despite all the very challenging conditions.

The IB International Baccalauriat grades have now been published and show that NMS has also achieved excellent results not just in the Abitur but in the IB. Average points were 33 in 2021 and one student achieved a grade of 45 points as opposed to 42 in 2020, this is the top possible grade for IB. Results are here for 2021 and here for 2020.

“I think what helped me most is the to-do list given by Classroom, so that I could structure and see when what subject was due.”

“MACH DIR EINEN ZEITPLAN, ich hab mir keinen gemacht und es war katastrophal.”

Press and politicians keep stressing the failure of remote learning, the need for summer schools and the fact that 2020 and 2021 should be considered ‘lost years’. Interesting though, that both Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduated with better ‘Abitur’ results than the years before them. The Berlin average for this and last year was 2,3 (the years before 2,4). This year NMS even made it to the first place of all ISS schools (Integrierte Sekundarschulen) in Berlin, with an average of 1,68! It seems that online learning has its good sides after all, and should politicians simply ensure that all schools have a solid IT-infrastructure and a reliable learning platform, which allows real collaborative and personalized learning.


Das Pausenbrot ist ein Padlet für die ganze Schule: Mit verschiedenen Kunstkursen haben wir ein Padlet für die Homepage entwickelt, dass den Schüler*innen Tipps geben soll, was sie zum Essen so mitnehmen könnten.

Some suggestion for all from the classes 8d, 9c, 10a, 10c, just click and scroll:-)

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

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18.09.2021 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin