The Winckelmann Gymnasium in Stendal is a school steeped in history
The Altmark's diverse school system
Not for school, but for life
Are you still looking for a suitable school for your child or children? You are sure to find what you are looking for in the Altmark. In addition to the state schools, there are also a number of private and independent alternatives. The towns of Stendal and Salzwedel in particular offer you a wide choice of different schools.
The Hanseatic town of Stendal is the leading school location in the Altmark and offers a wide variety of schools to suit personal interests and requirements. This begins with Year One at the only bilingual primary school in northern Saxony-Anhalt where the children not only learn English in the actual language subject, but are also taught other subjects in English. There are also different types of schools and institutions for secondary education, whether it's the "normal" state schools or private grammar schools. One special feature is the vocational grammar school, where students can specialise in a subject area such as business administration, health or information technology in addition to the classic German "Abitur".
Salzwedel, the second large town in the Altmark region, also has a number of schools with exciting learning concepts. One noteworthy example is the Jeetzeschule, a reformed comprehensive school where all children up to Year 10 are taught together and only then graduate from the Realschule or attend the Sixth Form.
Overviews of all schools in the region can be found on the pages for the two Altmark districts.