European School, Karlsruhe

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The European School, Karlsruhe
Established 1962
Type European
Gender Male and Female
Headmaster Tom Høyem
Founder European Union
Location European School Karlsruhe,
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Ages 4-18
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The European School in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, is one of three official European Schools in Germany. It was the fifth of fourteen such schools to be established in Europe since 1953. The school currently has around one thousand students on role across the Kindergarten, Primary School and Secondary School (see External links). The school has offered the European Baccalaureate since 1968.


The school was founded in September 1962 for the children of members of the European Commission (Category I), after the foundation of the Institute for Transuranium Elements of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre near Karlsruhe. Since then, the school has enrolled students from over eighty countries whose families live and/or work in the area of Karlsruhe (Category II & III). The school provides mother-tongue education in all European languages from Kindergarten (age 4) up to European Baccalaureate level (age 18). The first European Baccalaureate in Karlsruhe was held during July 1968.


The school has three language sections (English language, French language and German language) with the last Dutch language and Italian language section students having graduated in July 2011. In addition to these five languages, the school also caters for a wide range of other European mother-tongues including Bulgarian language, Czech language, Danish language, Greek language, Estonian language, Finnish language, Hungarian language, Italian language, Latvian language, Lithuanian language, Maltese language, Polish language, Portuguese language, Romanian language, Slovak language, Slovenian language, Spanish language and Swedish language.


Serving members of staff include:

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Coordinates: 49°02′46″N 8°26′48″E / 49.04611°N 8.44667°E / 49.04611; 8.44667