A great place to be: Wilma-Rudolph-Oberschule in Zehlendorf, the south-western district of Berlin. A school in the calm forest Grunewald, with large sport pitches in fresh city air. As an integrated secondary school we offer six profile classes in year 7: Sports, bilingual English, Theater and German, Music, Workshops and Math/IT/Science/Technique (MINT). After year 10 the students graduate in MSA and leave for apprenticeships or different school systems (OSZ). More than 40% stay for Oberstufe to graduate for university diploma (Abitur).
More than 1000 students at the age of 11 to 19 attend Wilma, about 105 teachers cover a variety of lessons such as Spanish, French, Workshop and Household Economics, Theater Team, Philosophy, Political Science, Ethics, School Company, besides Maths, German, English, etc. Our sports teams in soccer, hockey, swimming, and long distance running are quite successful, being among Germany’s top teams regularly. International contacts to Spain and France as well as participation in COMENIUS projects are in the program every year.
Several computer labs are used during lesson time, each classroom has one Internet connected computer and a smartboard. IT education, presentations and Internet researches are part of the students’ study time. A recently opened Music building is our latest pride, offering us accomodation for representative events as well as larger meetings. The Art building is visibly packed with creative items from ground to top floor. The science classes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology have generous laboratories for student experiments. Since our students travel pretty long distances and Berlin offers a huge variety of sports clubs, music schools, and creative afternoon classes, our students join extracurricular activies in samll numbers.
For more information check our homepage www.wilma-rudolph.de and click on “Schulinfo”. Wilma Rudolph was a black American runner, winning three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. She is a model for us since she overcame her polio disease and succeeded through her strong will. Before Wilma-Rudolph-Oberschule was founded as a German comprehensive school in 1994, it had been the Berlin American High School for the American Allies’ children since 1964.