The primary school consists of 4 years/grades in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Afterwards, all students attend the orientierungsstufe or orientation for two years. The orientierungsstufe aims to provide the children with the opportunity to develop their potential and to choose a professional/educational plan.
After the orientierungsstufe, the parents decide which school their child attends next; the school only provide a suggestion to help them in their decision. There are three options:
- Regionale Schule