Grades: PK-12 | 522 students
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 Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other school association(s)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||522 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 35%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||75 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|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
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.|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Susanne Rosenbaum|
|Total Sports Offered||8 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketball, Indoor Soccer,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball,
|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,|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
BethesdaGrades: NS-12 | 1010 students
9600 Forest Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
BethesdaGrades: PK-8 | 480 students
8821 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
OlneyGrades: K-12 | 258 students
16227 Batchellors Forest Road
Olney, MD 20832
19711 Waters Rd
Germantown, MD 20874
2001 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007