The curriculum of the Secondaria follows the curriculum of the public schools . This means that our students have the same basic knowledge as the students in public schools.

In addition, our teachers support our students , especially in deepening their strengths and developing their self-awareness.

Students from the Galemo can therefore move on to all secondary schools.

Montessori education for young people.

Montessori pedagogy means, in short, to accept the inner blueprint of the child, to understand the basics of the development phases and to prepare an environment in which the child can develop.

In this, the free choice plays a central role.

While the early school years are characterized by a hunger, to understand the world and the cosmos, the period of puberty has different accents:

  • the need to test and to understand the future role that the young people want to take later in the adult world
  • the need for recognition (strengthening of self-esteem and respect for personal dignity)
  • the need for protection and security

Maria Montessori called the Secondaria also a school of social life. The young people are now experiencing a kind of second birth. They are "social newborn ", and use all their force on building their own personality.

Who am I? Where do I belong to ? What I will be? These are the central questions in a very fragile stage of development.

Young people need opportunities to apply the basic skills that they have developed over the years in childhood. They need real tasks and opportunities to feel responsible! Time for exchange is just as important as the ability to withdraw.

Montessori saw for adolescents between 12 and 15 a life in the country side, away from their familiar surroundings, a farm, that allows a variety of learning and working arrangements, as well as self-reliance and sense of community: Land-children.

The central content can also be implemented in urban areas: in addition to subject-specific course blocks in the morning, the students have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary project in the afternoon and to gain practical experience.

Cooking, for example, is an essential part of the teaching concept . It prepares for life, makes the children independent and offers the possibility of working in a meaningful way together with each other. Additionally, it demands from the young people a wide range of skills: the compilation of the weekly meal plan requires health awareness, price calculations and creating the shopping lists are mathematical applications, and even when cooking, team skills and good time management are being asked for.

We see in the school not only a place of knowledge, but the young people also want to give space and time :

  • to achieve autonomy and independence,
  • to develop confidence in their own strengths,
  • to form self-conscious action and critical thinking,
  • to be able to realistically assess and to experience oneself as an active member of society.

Montessori pedagogy in the Secondaria aims at the best possible preparation for life.