Nice we have here in Germany/ Berlin a John Lennon Secondary School.
The school profile of John Lennon Secondary School is defined by three values: achievement, open-mindedness and a friendly learning atmosphere.
A specialized emphasis is intentionally avoided. All subjects, including Math, German, Foreign Language, Social Studies, Science, Art and Physical Education, contribute equally to the common goal of a deep and profound education. Interdisciplinary instruction and projects are promoted and developed. Such education should enable students to attend a university of their choice or carry out vocational training. This includes the development and shaping of personal character and values, for example, tolerance, a sense of responsibility, and commitment. A connection to the Berlin universities and other educational institutions, as well as cooperation with various businesses, facilitates learning geared toward the world of working and careers.
This achievement cannot be brought about by simply acquiring knowledge in single subjects. Furthermore, our school procures work strategies and method analysis, which allows students to succeed in more and more complex professional and personal worlds.
Participating in contests, consortiums, and targeted scholastic advancement of gifted students also contribute to the development of commitment. Exchange programs with schools in other countries, excursions and field trips, in addition to readings and lectures in the school, are indicators of our worldly perspective. Even the integration of new technologies and media in the classrooms point toward this.
We want to achieve a friendly learning atmosphere in the school through candor, in which decisions are made together and the school body trustingly works together, for instance. The clarity of decisions and reciprocal information are part of this, too. Non-violence, listening, cooperation, and constructive conflict resolution are characteristics of a comfortable learning atmosphere. The school newspaper has a unique capacity here, too.
(Attuned decision of the School Conference on May 22nd, 2002).
The school curriculum was resolved on May 13th, 2003 at a faculty meeting
Report of the School Inspection
The report about the 160 school inspections from last year and the year before last is finally published. I already gave word internally about the most important results. 19 of the 160 inspected schools are “good schools” with a strong profile and very high quality. The JLG belongs to this group.
In February, 2006, the John Lennon Secondary School volunteered as one of the first schools in Berlin to participate in a Pilot Project School Inspection.