We are a secondary school with about 800 students, aged 10-18 and about 60 teachers. Pestalozzi Gymansium Herne is known for its long tradition with the bilingual school programme. Students have the opportunity to take different subjects taught in English, which qualify them for a bilingual diploma. Pestalozzi Gymnasium also has a focus on music programmes, offering various after school activities, such as the musical club. With our new principal the athletic activities have been extended due to his long time engagement in city sport programmes. We also have a special education programme. All in all, we have students from diverse backgrounds who find activities and profiles according to their wishes and needs. Pestalozzi Gymanisum is located in the city center of Herne, a city of ca. 150,000 inhabitants, located in the vibrant Ruhr area in the north-west of Germany. There are opportunities to visit city centres from medieval times, castles factory sites; to witness Industrialization as well as recreational areas at the Ruhr river. A special focus in our area lies in the re-integration of coal mining buildings. The Ruhr are was a mining centre until the 1970s. The German Mining Museum is located 20 min away from our school. Cities like Cologne and Bonn are within a 1,5 hour drive, offering various historic sites, in which you can explore the history of Germany and especially the National Socialism. We do have a work placement exchange with a school in the UK, in which only 2-3 students can participate each year. As a school with a bilingual programme, we are looking for a long-term partner school in the US, which is interested in establishing a partnership.