Focus areas of the education at the European School are: detailed language study, the intercultural exchange between the students from many European countries and not least the development and encouragement of scientific work. Besides main tuition in the languages of the 4 sections - German, English, French and Italian - students can be taught in up to 4 foreign languages during the Secondary School cycle (see Subject Options).
Students are regularly engaged in numerous projects - art, music, theatre and sport - and are energetically supported by their teachers.
Students receive reports at the end of each semester: in January and at the end of the school year. In addition there are intermediate evaluations in November and in April.
In addition to the school education, starting from the 5th Secondary grade (S5), students develop skills needed to prepare for working life. Part of this consists of a work experience completed by students in S5 and an intensive discussion about study and job prospects (see "Careers guidance").
In order to become certified for the European Baccalaurate examination, students must have attended the last two classes of the Secondary School (S6, S7) in a European School.
Beside the compulsory subjects (mother tongue, first foreign language, a scientific subject, Philosophy, Sport, History and Geography) the students have a broad spectrum of further options. They can choose two-hour, four-hour or advanced courses.
The European Baccalaurate certificate is recognized in all member states of the European Union as well as in many other countries. The holders of the European Baccalaurate certification have the same right to be admitted to universities in the member states of the European Union as citizens of the country concerned with comparable qualifications.