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

Contact person:,

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:

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:

Are you also interested in staff exchange? what are your ideas for such an exchange?:

Yes, we are very interested in staff exchange! 🙂