High school Farmsen

High school Farmsen is a state-run, half-bilingual high school in Hamburg-Farmsen-Berne. It is located on the street Swebenhöhe 50 in the district Farmsen. The school was founded back in 1956 and has a staff of 60 for approximately 700 students.

The areas of social learning and intercultural learning represent focal points of the school’s pedagogical concept. Since 2014, the school has been working on the project “Post-Colonial Memory Cultures in Dar es Salaam and Hamburg” together with Chang’ombe Secondary School in Dar es Salaam and the University of Hamburg. The school partnership also included youth exchange trips to Dar es Salaam and Hamburg.
The school also conducts student exchanges with partners in the USA, Spain, and France.

In bilingual classes, subjects such as history or geography are taught predominantly in a foreign language as the language of instruction.

A choir and a small music orchestra are also part of the offer to the students.


Imke Stahlmann

Coordinator for bilingual education at Gymnasium Farmsen

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