The European School in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, is one of three official European Schools in Germany. It was the fifth of fourteen such schools to be established in Europe since 1953. The school currently has around one thousand students on role across the Kindergarten, Primary School and Secondary School . The school has offered the European Baccalaureate since 1968.
The school was founded in September 1962 for the children of members of the European Commission , after the foundation of the Institute for Transuranium Elements of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre near Karlsruhe. Since then, the school has enrolled students from over eighty countries whose families live and/or work in the area of Karlsruhe . The school provides mother-tongue education in all European languages from Kindergarten up to European Baccalaureate level . The first European Baccalaureate in Karlsruhe was held during July 1968.
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