German School Washington Dc

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The German School Washington is an independent pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school of more than 500 students.
We deliver a rigorous bicultural curriculum leading to the German International Abitur (DIA) and the U.S. High School Diploma.
Our graduates leave our school with a solid preparation for university work and beyond and attend prestigious international, American and German higher education institutions. Dedicated to the development of globally-minded students, fostering independence, creativity and critical thinking, the German School places strong emphasis on foreign languages and natural sciences.
Knowledge of German is not required for admission to our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs.
By 6th grade, students are fluent in German and English, and on their way to mastering a third language.
Our science program starts in 4th grade and our teachers are committed to inspiring all students to apply scientific methods. With a student body representing over 20 nationalities and 70 teachers from all over the world, we believe that the best education occurs in a school made up of students, families, teachers and staff drawn from many different perspectives and experiences, both nationally and internationally. Located just 15 minutes outside of Washington, our 17-acre campus boast a modern LEED-certified science building, a heated indoor pool, a full-service cafeteria and three libraries including North-America`s largest German youth literature collection.
The German School is one of over 140 recognized German Schools Abroad worldwide, and fully accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education.
For further information about the German School, please visit www.dswashington.org.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 522 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade German School Washington Dc Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
98%
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
Advanced Courses 1 Biology, 1 English, 1 French, 1 German, 1 Physics, 2 Mathematics,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,530
Tuition Notes Tuition rates depend on the child's age and grade. Financial aid is available.
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Susanne Rosenbaum

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballIndoor Soccer,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Big Band, Choir, Gymnastics, Karate, Model Train, Model UN, Science, Swim Team, Yearbook Big Band, Choir, Gymnastics, Karate, Model Train, Model UN, Science, Swim Team, Yearbook,
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School Reviews

5.0  10/6/2012
Both our children are at the preschool (2 and 4 years old). We are very happy at the school and would like our children to continue at the school through high school. The teachers are extremely well qualified and caring. We also like the emphasis on science, foreign language acquisition and an overall international education.
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