Neue Schule Hamburg – information for student or staff exchanges
Adress of school:
Neue Schule Hamburg e.V., Schimmelreiterweg 11, 22149 Hamburg, Germany,
Number of students and staff; age range:
students: 85, staff: 10, age from 6 – 16
Describe the location/surroundings:
Hamburg: hanseatic city, in the north of Germany, with about 1,8 million people
Description of school’s concept:
‘Neue Schule Hamburg’ is organised on the sudbury school concept. We practice a form of democratic education in which students, between 6 and 16 years, live together. They decide on their own, what and when they want to learn different things. School opens from 8am to 5pm.
Who decides whether or not a student can come for exchange:
School assembly/ visitors committee
How many students could you host:
It depends, please contact us.
For what duration:
From 6 weeks up to one year
What age-range would you welcome:
Everyone, who likes to live and learn in an autonomous way.
Do you have host-families:
In principle yes
What is the main/only language spoken at your school; what other languages are spoken:
Mainly German, English and other available languages, e.g. Spanish.
Would the exchange student have to pay tuition; could tuition be exchanged for a free exchange opportunity for students of your school at the school of your guest?:
Students don’t have to pay tuition.
Are there any expenses for staying in the host family:
It depends on the host family.
Can you provide basic info on daily expenses (food, transportation) in your city:
Here you can find all details about public transport: www.hvv.de
Have you had previous experiences with student exchanges or hosting a student? what was positive/negative?:
Yes, we had students and many visitors and we enjoy having more inspired meetings, interesting discussions and motivations.
Do you have experience with raising funds for travel expenses?:
Can you put down a holiday schedule for your school? are there times when you wouldn’t welcome students:
Mainly we stick to the Hamburg school holidays: http://www.schulferien.org/Hamburg/hamburg.html
Are you also interested in staff exchange? what are your ideas for such an exchange?:
Yes, we are very interested in staff exchange! 🙂