Malte Piecyk is a learning guide at the Demokratische Schule X in Berlin-Heiligensee. Founded in 2010, the Demokratische Schule X is a self-administered, independently funded comprehensive school. Students and staff shape life and learning together and equally. The School Meeting is the school’s highest body. The school routine is characterized by thorough age mixing, independent learning and development without grades. The students can attend the school until their compulsory schooling is completed and receive their intermediate school certificate by means of external exams.