„In colorful diversity – together on the way.“

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Additional Information

For children and adolescents with the educational focus „intellectual development.“


Total capacity: 64 children


<p>Breakfast is shared daily in the peaceful, pleasant atmosphere of the classrooms. This meal is prepared in the home economics class, or by the respective classes. Lunch is provided by the kitchen of the Evangelische Stiftung Neinstedt in the dining room of the school. Beverages are available at any time throughout the day.<br /></p>


<p>7:00 am – 3:30 pm<br /></p>

The Johannenschule has been a state-approved school for children and adolescents with special needs since 1991, with the primary focus of „intellectual development.“ Our current total capacity is 64 students, with a maximum class size of eight students in the lower, middle, upper, and vocational school levels.

The school is a full-time school according to the legal requirements of the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Life together in school forms our students in mutual tolerance and team spirit. Through practical life exercises during class, as well as other school activities, they learn to resolve conflicts in non-violent ways and take responsibility for their actions. The students are empowered to fully use the opportunities they are given for a self-determined life. Our pedagogical work is based on the Christian image of humanity, including openness and acceptance of difference.


A close cooperation exists between the Johannenschule and the Day Care and After-School Care Center, the WfbM (Workshop for People with Disabilities), and the Colorful House (a residence for children and adolescents according to SGB XII). We are also in partnership with the ambulatory therapy centers of the Evangelische Stiftung Neinstedt and the speech therapy practice Bergmann-Voigt from Thale. With a doctor’s referral, children may use the following therapeutic offerings:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy

The school building is fully accessible; it is equipped with a wheelchair ramp at the entrance, as well as an elevator.

Students with different disabilities learn at our school. They may also be accepted after the school year has started. A special education report with the main focus of „intellectual development“ is required as a prerequisite for admission.

There are no school fees, and church affiliation is not required for admission. Travel expenses for students from Quedlinburg, Thale, and Blankenburg can be reimbursed by the district of Harz.