School Garden

LIS School Garden

LIS promotes the development of the school garden and invests in it as a learning resource for students of all ages. This wonderful green 800qm space next to our school is used as an outdoor classroom and meeting point for community-based activities. Here we learn together, grow together and celebrate together as a community.

  • Exploring in an ecological context
  • A space to build, create and get messy
  • Edible classroom

Educational Elements

In the LIS School Garden our learners actively engage with nature.  Besides teaching the students gardening basics, they automatically improve personal and social skills as well as explore other subjects, such as math, science, art, health and physical education in a different context. Our learners annual harvest is shared at our Farmers Markets.

We are very happy that most of our educational elements in the garden are developed, designed, built and looked after together with students and parents from the LIS community.

Activities & Projects

Parents and students come together to cultivate our green classroom and bring sustainable, community projects to life.

It is always worth taking a look at the LIS OBSERVER – our online school magazine. In the School Garden section you will find interesting articles worth reading about all the wonderful projects and activities we have done so far. Please browse through the various articles written by our students and community members who have shared their experiences and thoughts with us in our school magazine.

Our School Garden Coordinator

Gitte Vogel-Sirin grew up in her grandparents’ garden, always surrounded by passionate gardeners. She studied Kultur- und Medienpädagogik and worked as a marketing and project manager in schools and non-profit organisations in Leipzig before moving to Istanbul with her family in 2011. There she started advising schools and kindergartens on developing school gardens, held many art workshops for children using only natural materials, and taught how to build sculptures out of clay.
She has been back in Leipzig since 2018 and is actively engaged in our school garden. Through her efforts, she seeks to cultivate a sense of community for her projects, exchanging information, forming relationships, and expanding networks.

Join us!

We invite you to connect with a member of our Admissions team and arrange a tour that fits your family’s needs and schedule.

We offer personal tours onsite or virtually, guided by one of our Admissions team members, who will answer all your questions.