German Schools Looking for a Canadian Partner School

School /Location Date Posted
Realschule Altenglan Near Kaiserslautern and Mainz December 2011
Gymnasium an der Stenner   Iserlohn (near Cologne) June 2011
Kooperative Gesamtschule Neustadt Rübenberge (near Hannover) January 2011
Weidigschule Butzbach (Hessen) December 2010

Realschule Altenglan to visit Ontario in October 2012

Our school lies in the heart of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate. The nearest big towns to Altenglan are Kaiserslautern, Mainz, Trier and Mannheim. Frankfurt/Main International Airport is a one hour ride away.

Our 450 students, grade 5 to 10, are taught by 35 teachers. At a “Realschule”, students either graduate to go into vocational training after their middle school years (grade 9 or 10), or change to a high school where two more years (grade 11 and 12) will take them to university level. Students study English from grade 5 through 10, in addition students of grade 8 and 9 can choose “Business English”. Our school has achieved several awards for its special projects on environmental awareness.

A group of 40 of our students (age 14 – 17) plus 6 teachers will visit Ontario in the fall of 2012 and we are looking to stay with a local school for the dates October 8 – 13. Our kids can be billeted one or two per family. We would like to take part in as many school activities as possible, and will be available as native speakers during German lessons, and also for German / English language exchange on a one-to-one basis.

We invite a group of Canadian students to come see us in Altenglan in spring 2013 (or even 2012). There are a lot of things to see and do in our area, e.g. a high rope adventure park, Roman heritage sites in Trier, the town of Speyer with its cathedral and its technical museum.

The Realschule Altenglan and our students and their families will do everything to make your stay enjoyable.

Any school that might be interested please make contact by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 011-49-6381-4286520 (Mrs. Albert – school principal and Mr. Albert – head of English department).

Realschule plus Altenglan
Schulstr. 14
66885 Altenglan
Phone        011-49-6381-2864

Gymnasium an der Stenner
A high school in the German city of Iserlohn (95,000 inhabitants, 100 km north of Cologne) is looking for a partner high school in Ontario which would be interested to participate in an international 2-3 week school exchange.  The partner school in question is the Gymnasium an der Stenner in Iserlohn in the province of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

We would be delighted if a school in Ontario would be interested in the wonderful international exposure that such a project provides for the students, who take home huge educational benefits and lifetime memories from such an experience.

Interested teachers: please contact Karen Thürnau at the German Consulate in Toronto for more details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or: 416 642 2923.

Kooperative Gesamtschule Neustadt
Die Kooperative Gesamtschule Neustadt am Rübenberge (ca. 25 km nördlich von Hannover) sucht eine Schulpartnerschaft mit einer Schule in Toronto oder Umgebung.
Wir sind eine große Schule mit 1700 Schülerinnen und Schülern und 150 Lehrkräften. Unsere bestehenden Partnerschaften mit Spanien, Frankreich, Finnland und China möchten wir gern um eine kanadische Schule ergänzen. Auf Grund unserer Größe können wir dafür die Ressourcen bereitstellen.

Tobias Hunfeld
KGS Neustadt
Leinstr. 85
31535 Neustadt am Rübenberge

Telephone: +49 5032 9522-32
Fax: +49 5032 9522-44
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We - this is the Weidigschule in Butzbach, Germany, and we are looking for a Canadian school interested in setting up a school partnership / student exchange.

Butzbach is situated right in the middle of Germany in the state of Hesse, about 30 minutes by car from Frankfurt. Our school is a high school for grades 5-13, offering a range of school-leaving certificates roughly corresponding to the completion of junior and/or senior high school. We have a student body of roughly 1,200 and about 120 regular teachers. Our homepage is .


Our German and English departments are among the biggest of our school. We have compulsory English from grade 5 to 11, and about 95 % of our students study English until grade 13. We have some student exchange programs with the US and Great Britain, and we would be very happy to set up a new partnership with a Canadian institution.


We regularly have a lot of students excited about the idea to get in contact with people from Canada and to go there themselves. They will also be happy to welcome groups of Canadian students here for a unique experience.


Please contact Mr. Chris Steiner for further information or a first chat.


Weidigschule Butzbach
Christian Steiner
Im Vogelsang 8
35510 Butbach
Phone: 0049-6421-389-6914

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Private Exchange Opportunities


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How to organize a student exchange

OMLTA Workshop Material, 2004 

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