Religion and World Views

The John F. Kennedy School offers its students the opportunity to participate in Religion and Humanistic World Views classes in the form of electives. They give students the opportunity to reflect on their culture, values and form of living together as well as to pose questions about their relationship to the world and the meaning of life. Self-recognition and enjoyment of learning are leading goals in this process.

Religious Education and Humanistic World Views (Lebenskunde) are electives in Germany. Children not attending one of these classes will be assigned to a regular homeroom/subject class one year above or below their grade level during that period.

Religious Education and Humanistic World Views classes take place twice a week at the same time within each grade level starting in 1st Grade. Students and their parents may choose one of the following:

Protestant Education in English OR German
Catholic Education in English OR German
Jewish Education (in both languages)
Humanistic World Views (Humanistische Lebenskunde) (in both languages)

Please click here for the: Application Form

Religious Education and Humanistic World Views (Lebenskunde) gets financial support from the Berlin Senate and is the responsibility of the corresponding Church or the German Humanist Society (HVD). Lessons are based on the teaching syllabus approved by the Senate for Education. The Jewish community is currently revising their syllabus.

Please click here for a general info sheet for parents in English (or German).

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