National Geographic : 1970 Jan
Experiment in education, a comprehensive school-Gesamt schule in German-places kinder gartners through 13th-graders in one complex. The unique school opened in 1968 at Gropiusstadt, a housing development in West Berlin designed by the late Ger man-American architect Walter Gropius. With symbols and num bers, the board (left) shows which classes are in session. Fascinated boys (right) assemble a computer in an elective electronics course. In contrast, at conventional schools in West Berlin, a child's future after the fourth grade is determined by an examination leading to a general high school or a college preparatory academy.