Freie element-i Grundschule (elementary school) in the STEP Stuttgart

Individual and interest-oriented

In the Freie element-i Grundschule im STEP, we respect the students in their learning autonomy and support them in their ambition to learn. We give them the greatest possible freedom, but we also set the necessary limits that they need for their optimal development.

Our learning offers consist of impulses that are brought in by children and educators alike. The children decide independently what they want to do, play or learn. You actively control your personal learning process with the help of learning conferences and learning world maps. They are accompanied by our educators and receive targeted assistance and feedback on their performance level.

Learn today what is important tomorrow

The advancing digitization is changing our society and presenting even the youngest with new challenges. They have to learn to act independently and, more than ever, they need skills such as creativity, technical understanding, change tolerance and resilience for their future working environment. In element-i pedagogy, these competencies are specifically developed in that our students control their individual learning process independently and learn based on their interests. With our MINT-oriented educational offer, we also keep an eye on future topics such as programming, the Internet and artificial intelligence.

Healthy eating

A cook at the school prepares regional and fresh food every day. The children in all-day care receive a breakfast buffet in the morning, hot food at lunchtime and a snack in the afternoon.


  • School fees: 162 euros, plus 120 euros for full board (breakfast, lunch and vespers)
  • Full-day care costs: 151 euros

A cook prepares regional and fresh meals in the school each day. Children at the all-day facility enjoy a breakfast buffet in the mornings, a warm lunch at midday and a snack in the afternoon.

The bonus card system for the after-school activity period is possible. Scholarships are also awarded.

Admission procedure

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

Location in Stuttgart

The school is in the same building as the element-i Kinderhaus Steppkes. The facilities are spread over different floors and enable a smooth transition from day care center to elementary school.

As early as autumn 2021, we will be teaching additional classes from levels 1 to 6 in the Breitwiesenstrasse 8 branch in Stuttgart.

Information evening for parents

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

You can find a video of the previous information evening here.