Welcome to Charles Dickens School  Förderkreis e. V.

There are many reasons why you, as a parent, should become a member of the Förderkreis.  But the main reason is to support your child’s acquisition of priceless language skills in years 1-6. And here’s why:

State-funded ‘Europa’ schools were established almost two decades ago. This development took place because parents took the initiative.  The idea was, and still is,  to provide children with a bilingual Primary School education (which can be continued in the subsequent Gymnasium),  in the context of the ‘new’ Europe. The initiative was  eventually implemented by the Berlin Senate as the ‘Schulversuch Europaschule’, which translates (rather uncomfortably) as ‘School Experiment Europa School’.

However, as in other aspects of education policy, the Berlin senate misjudged the schools’ actual needs.  It is not enough to have a small amount of subjects taught in English to bring the children to a full understanding and the English language. The school is a fundamentally German environment – in the playground, the children inevitably use German between themselves. Even families with two English parents will be aware that in such an environment, the use of English requires additional support in  order for the children to become fully conversant with and comfortable in both languages.

For more information please visit our "What We Do" section.

The Programme:

13:00-15:00 Oldtimer Jeep to look at (if it’s not raining)

17:00 Entrance Haus 1

17:15-17:45 Free Swing Dance lesson with Manuel 

17:45 Entrance Concert room

18:00 Concert starts

18:00-18:40 1. Set

18:40-19:00 Break

19:00-19:30 2. Set

19:30 End


Pre-order your tickets for the first Concert of the School Pate Davin Hermlin.

Hier könnt ihr die Tickets für das Konzert von David Hermlin bestellen.


Pre-Order Prices:

1 Adult ticket: 8€, every further adult ticket: 7€
1 Erwachsenenticket: 8€, jedes weitere Ticket: 7€

Box Office Price / Abendkasse:

10€ per adult/ Erwachsener

Kids are free
Kinder sind kostenlos

Anmeldung für die neuen AGs/ 

Registrations for all new activities 2023/2024

Bitte überprüfe vor der Registrierung unbedingt den Stundenplan deines Kindes, dass es keine Überschneidungen mit Unterrichtsfächern gibt!

Please make sure that your child is free on the times of the activities!

-> CLICK HERE to sign up your child!

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How to become a member?

Please download the membership form and send it to us via email or drop it into our silver Förderverein letterbox at the Förderkreis column in the entrance hall - House 1.