Freie element-i Gemeinschaftsschule (Free element-i community school) at the Bildungshaus Karlsruhe

Individual and interest-oriented

At element-i, we encourage our students to pursue their personal interests and bring them into the classroom, giving them as much freedom as possible and setting the boundaries they need for optimal development.

In mixed-age, grade-spanning learning groups, each student can productively realise their potential at their own pace. At that, it is important to us that the individual strengths of the students benefit the community by learning with and from each other. Our students actively manage their personal learning process with the help of learning conferences, weekly plan discussions and learning world maps. Our teachers accompany them and give specific impulses, support and feedback on their performance.

The MINT focus at the community school takes a look at future subjects like programming, the Internet and artificial intelligence. In the arts subjects, we encourage students to examine art and culture. What is more, students benefit from our bilingual concept. Teaching materials are adapted to the respective level of knowledge especially for children and adolescents from other countries (e.g. children of expats) as well as the highly gifted.

The success proves us right: Every subject is offered at grammar school level and over 60 per cent of our students achieve this level.

Learning today what is important tomorrow

The advancing digitisation changes our society and poses completely new challenges for adolescents. They must learn to be self-reliant and – more than ever – they need skills like creativity, technical understanding, a tolerance for change and resilience for their future working world. Because: Many will one day work in professions that do not exist yet. We are therefore expanding our educational concept to include profile and special services, which are a meaningful addition to “Learning today what is important tomorrow”.


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The independent community school at the Bildungshaus Karlsruhe

The 6,850m² site at Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 11-13 on the north-eastern edge of the Karlsruhe Technology Park (TPK) offers a large school playground, a restaurant and, in cooperation with the SSC Karlsruhe, varied sports ground in the immediate vicinity.

The state-recognised community school is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and has only 27 closure days. A total of 670 children and adolescents are cared for and/or taught in the element-i Bildungshaus Karlsruhe. Grammar school will start in 2023.

Fresh and regional food is cooked for the community school daily. The students of the all-day facility get a breakfast buffet in the morning, a hot meal at lunchtime and a snack in the afternoon.


  • School fees: 93 euros
  • Voluntary goods and services:
    Profile and special services
    Off-peak and holiday care (Mon-Fri until 6:00 p.m., only 27 closure days): 191 euros
    Full board (breakfast, lunch and snack): 140 euros

Siblings receive a discount. We also award scholarships.

Admission procedure

Please register for our waiting list using the green button below via TopKita. Participation in a parent information event is mandatory for admission to our school. You will receive all further information about the admission process during the parent information event.

Additional information

You can find out how this educational philosophy is applied in everyday school life here.
Find out more about our element-i educational philosophy here.

Information evening for parents

Are you interested in our school? Then register for the upcoming information evening here.

You can find a video of the last info evening here.


Konrad-Zuse-Str. 11-13
76131 Karlsruhe

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Supporting association

element-i Bildungshaus Technido gGmbH