Public schools are free in Germany. There are also private and international schools. These, however, will charge tuition fees. Public schools are usually chosen by proximity to the place of residence of the pupil. Private schools and secondary schools have their own admission criteria. In Germany, for children between the ages 6 and 15 school attendance is compulsory.
All children attend primary school together until fourth grade. By the end of the fourth grade, the primary school teachers give a recommendation on the type of secondary school the child should attend.
More information on primary and secondary schools in Mannheim can be found on the website of the city of Mannheim.
There are a number of schools in the region teaching in English or French.