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German-French School : Learning like God in Munich
Because the demand was so great, kindergarten and primary school were relocated in 2007/2008, in Berlepschstraße only college and grammar school remained.
The primary school lasts five years, the grades in the certificates range from A to D and some classmates have prominent parents – the Lycée Jean Renoir has a long tradition in Munich. Nevertheless, in the future it will have to compete for pupils.
Those who are travelling in the morning or at noon at the Harras or at the Giesinger railway station can almost feel like being in Paris. The street scene is colourfully mixed, French word fragments penetrate the ear from everywhere. Not that almost 9500 French people living in Munich – if you add the French-speaking community to this, there are a few thousand more – have settled in Sendling or Giesing. But their children, who preferably go to school here: on the Lycée Jean Renoir.
Munich’s German-French school has a long tradition. Named after the famous film director, the school was founded in 1953 as a result of a parents’ initiative at the Institut français. Initially, the main aim was to enable the children of French people stationed or employed here to be taught their language and their system. When they moved into their own rooms in Oettingenstraße in 1965, there were 165 pupils. With the Franco-German reconciliation, which became a friendship during this time, the idea of opening the school and “integrating German civilization, culture and language” took shape, as the homepage still says today.
In the venerable grammar school on Berlepschstraße, the French language clearly dominates.
In 1976, the primary school received approval from the Free State of Bavaria as a “substitute school”, i.e. attendance satisfies compulsory schooling, although qualifications are not recognised. If, for example, you want your child to switch to a German grammar school after the fourth grade, you have to take a trial lesson with an examination. The secondary school leaving certificate is not acquired here either. But of course the school offers the AbiBac, i.e. the gymnasiale double degree with French Baccalaureat and German Abitur, which is also noticed by the majority of the pupils. Until then, of course, things are quite different from a German school.
The teachers are seconded from France.
This starts with the fact that the Lycée Jean Renoir is firmly integrated into the French school system. In contrast to federalist Germany, every French child, whether in Paris, Amman, Montreal or Tokyo, learns the same material and writes the exact same Bac exams. The Aefe (agence pour l’enseignement francais à l’étranger, in German: Agency for French Education Abroad) watches over this, as the body responsible for more than 490 schools in 135 countries of the world with 330,000 pupils – no other country has nearly the same effort. For example, film star Jodie Foster, former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali and Swedish director Ingmar Bergman graduated from French schools.
1440 pupils are currently attending the Franco-German school in Munich.
And so the school year at the Lycée Jean Renoir is also divided into trimesters, the primary school lasts five, not four years, the kindergarten is already preschool, and the extensive report books contain grades not from one to six, but from A to D. Even the French teachers with civil servant status (a good half of the 100-strong staff, mostly from the motherland) are allowed to go on strike like their French and German colleagues, which has happened from time to time.
Competition invigorates the system
Support, promotion, offers: Not only the Free State, but also the City of Munich runs grammar schools and secondary schools. Many parents are not aware of this – the city sets its own accents at the schools. By Melanie Staudinger
The French system is considered to be stricter, more pedagogically conservative and even a little more performance-oriented. The teachers at the Lycée Jean Renoir correspond almost daily with their parents via a “cahier de liaison”, and if the slightest problem arises, they are asked to talk to them. The classes are small with a maximum of 20 to 25 pupils, afternoon care at the primary school and tuition (“soutien”) at the grammar school is a matter of course.