Freie element-i Gemeinschaftsschule (Free element-i community school) Stuttgart

Why an element-i community school?
At the element-i community school, we encourage our students to pursue their personal interests and realise them in the classroom. We give them as much freedom as possible and set the boundaries that they need for their optimal development.

Individual and interest-oriented
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 so that everybody learns with and from each other. Our students actively shape their personal learning process with the help of learning conferences, weekly plan discussions and learning world maps. The 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 digitisation and artificial intelligence. In the arts subjects, we encourage students to examine art and culture. Students additionally benefit from the 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 the students reach this level at the existing primary school in Stuttgart as well as the element-i community school in Karlsruhe, which has been in existence since 2017.

Learning today what is important tomorrow
The advancing digitisation changes our society and poses completely new challenges for adolescents. They must learn to act on their own responsibility and, more than ever, they need skills like creativity, technical understanding, tolerance of change and resilience in the 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”.

All-day care
Fresh and regional food is prepared daily for the students getting all-day care. One of our kitchens supplies the students during their time at Breitwiesenstrasse. The children get a breakfast buffet in the morning, hot food at lunchtime and a snack in the afternoon.


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Monthly costs for the first child:

  • School fees (Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Fri 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): 108 euros
  • Voluntary goods and services:
    Profile and special services
    Off-peak and holiday care (Mon-Fri from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., only 27 closing days): 161 euros
    Full board (breakfast, lunch and snack): 140 euros

Siblings receive a discount. We also award scholarships.

Admission procedure
Please register on 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.

Further information
How this educational philosophy is applied in everyday school life can be found here.
You can 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.

Stuttgart location
With the acquisition of the property on Ruppmannstrasse in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, the groundwork was laid for the new element-i Bildungshaus Stuttgart. When the new building is completed, the element-i child care centre, the element-i primary school and the newly founded element-i community school with grammar school will form a single unit under this roof.


Breitwiesenstraße 8
70565 Stuttgart

Opening hours

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