Jerusalem - The Holy City for three world religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. There where these religions meet is a unique school: the Schmidt Schule.

The Schmidt Schule was founded in 1886 as a private girls' school under Catholic school sponsorship and is today under the ownership of the German Association of the Holy Land (DVHL).

The objective was and still is to offer girls' education at the highest level: intercultural, interreligious, multilingual, holistic and independent of the social and religious background of the students. Today, this offer is taken up by 530 girls of Christian or Muslim faith. Since 2008, the Schmidt Schule has belonged to the circle of 140 German schools abroad worldwide and since 2015 it has held the seal of quality "Excellent German School Abroad".

In September students from Ursulinen School in Cologne were guests of our 10B students. The visit in Jerusalem is part of a longstanding exchange program between both our schools.

All students had a lot of fun together visiting numerous places, such as the Old City of Jerusalem with the dome of the rock and church of the Holy Sepulchre. The program also included trips to Jericho, to the Dead Sea and to Bethlehem, a German movie program, barbecue and various Dabkeh dances.

A warm welcome to our new teachers, staff and volunteers. Left to right: Judith Barkowski, Katherine Sullivan, Laureen Zakharia, Sandra Zaniniri, Sandy Amer Gat, Ravan Kaloti, Mohammed Sarraj, Milad Ibrahim. Marc Buhl is also new to the team.

We are also happy to get again fantastic support from our new volunteers: Anna Fuchs from Berlin, Miriam Wißkirchen from Freiburg and Marcel Gaft from Hamburg have arrived well and are tackling new challenges together.



Video length: 8 min.

Follow the ways of your heart, and whatever your eyes see.

(Ecclesiastes 11,9)

Sozialfonds Schmidt-Schule

The 'Sozialfonds Schmidt-Schule' covers part of the costs if the families don't have enough money to pay their daughters school fees. In this way, daughters from poor families can also get an excellent start into professional life. Generous sponsors also made it possible to purchase new equipment for the playground, additional books for the school library and stage lights for the auditorium. Perhaps you, too, would like to support the Schmidt School and its students.

Perhaps you, too, would like to support the Schmidt School and its students.


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Schmidt-Schule Jerusalem
Nablus Road 97
P.O. Box 995 | 9100 901 Jerusalem



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