who we are
The Phorms network includes seven German-English bilingual nurseries, primary and secondary schools as well as the Heidelberg International School (H.I.S.). Our independently managed schools and nurseries are located in Berlin-Mitte and Berlin-Zehlendorf, Neckarsulm/Heilbronn, Frankfurt City und Frankfurt Taunus, Hamburg and Munich.
Our private schools are supported by local companies that work on a not-for-profit basis. They are state-approved alternative independent schools – students attend them instead of an equivalent state school. Both our primary and secondary schools are subject to state inspection, and teaching is based on the framework curriculum of the respective state. Similarly, students are prepared for standard school-leaving certificates such as the Mittlerer Schulabschluss (a certificate of intermediate education after year 10) and the Abitur.
The team at Phorms Education SE help to develop school locations by sourcing the necessary start-up funding, recruiting teachers and improving infrastructure.
The founding of Phorms Management AG (now Phorms Education SE) in 2005 created the basis for the establishment of schools. Businesses and private individuals decided to invest in these schools because they were convinced by the Phorms idea and the need for a new and effective form of education.
Our investors are social entrepreneurs who seek to combine cost-effectiveness and a positive return for society. They help to realise an innovative school concept while contributing to diversity in the educational landscape.
We aim to enrich the educational landscape with high-quality bilingual schools. Working together with local authorities, educational institutions and companies, we design each of our establishments as an integrated living space.
Our methodology and concept are inspired by approaches in educational reform and international teaching methods. Our schools are non-denominational.
The Phorms School in Frankfurt am Main, which has locations in the city centre and at Taunus Campus in Steinbach, received the status of state-approved alternative school in 2011 and has also been authorised to operate as a Gymnasium secondary school.
The secondary school in Berlin-Mitte is also recognised by the state and is authorised to conduct its own examinations for the Abitur.
At Phorms Campus Hamburg the primary and secondary school are recognised by the state.