Limes School in Idstein (2020/2021 school year)
Important individually – strong together! This is the guiding principle of Limes School in Idstein, a cooperative comprehensive school with an academic sixth form for 1,140 students with around 100 teachers in the district of Rheingau-Taunus in southern Hessen.
Surrounded by meadows and fields, the school has developed a great deal in recent years: Limes School has been part of the global network of UNESCO project schools since 2016 and has twice been awarded FAIRTRADE school status, and is also a member of the School Without Racism – School With Courage network.
In day-to-day school life, the school community is guided by the principle: “You’re a person like me. You let me finish what I’m saying. I’m listening.” With the help of education and culture, children and young people should be given a social context in which they can find their place in the world and in life, and learn ways for dealing with conflicts in a non-violent and constructive way. “This is something we all work on together – every day!”
The teaching staff at Limes School place great importance on providing opportunities for the students to identify and develop their potential. This includes encouraging the curiosity of each and every child and creating learning conditions that take each individual into consideration. ity of each and every child and creating learning conditions that take each individual into consideration. Great value is attached to learning together under one roof and sharing a playground, irrespective of which type of school course the students are following. Learning itself is and remains the responsibility of the students.
Vocational guidance has always been important at Limes School. Each individual student is supported as they take a school-leaving certificate of which they can be proud, to be well prepared ultimately for an appropriate choice of career and decide on what additional skills to acquire, such as taking a course. The school has applied to be certified to offer vocational guidance and is now waiting for a date for the audit.
As a UNESCO school, Limes School is committed to practising democracy, seeking sustainable solutions and looking beyond its own borders. In accordance with the principles of UNESCO schools, it is dedicated to a project culture and the principle of participation. th the principles of UNESCO schools, it is dedicated to a project culture and the principle of participation. The students are encouraged to critically examine their reality, come up with possible actions and take responsibility. This is how they face today’s challenges.
“The scope available in the school is as great as the imagination of those who lay claim to it.”Angelika Deinhardt, Headteacher of Limes School