European School of Karlsruhe

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European School of Karlsruhe
Schola Europaea
European School of Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg
Germany Germany
Type International
Established 1962
Founder European Coal and Steel Community
Sister school All the European Schools are considered sisters schools
Director Tom Høyem (Denmark)
Gender Male and Female
Slogan "United in diversity"
Nickname ESK, ESKar, Euroschool, Karlsruhe
Ages 4-18
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The European School of Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg (commonly known as ESK), 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.

As of 1995 at least 5/6th of the total number of students were not children of EU workers.[1]


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:


  1. ^ "'Strong' Forms of Bilingual Education 6: European Schools." In: Baker, Colin and Sylvia Prys-Jones. Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education. Multilingual Matters, 1998. ISBN 1853593621, 9781853593628. p. 527.

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