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  • Established in 1961 as the first government supported German School in North America
  • Accredited by the Conference of Ministers of Education, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Approved by the Department of Education, Maryland
  • Member of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW)
  • Multinational student body representing approximately 15 different countries
  • Instructional Languages: German; English program for native speakers; U.S.
History is taught in English, while History and Geography have bilingual sequences in grades 7-9
  • Other Languages: French, Spanish and Latin
  • German curriculum (Free State of Thuringia)
  • Approximately 75 teachers most with advanced degrees
  • Students have the option of taking a variety of courses at the Advanced Placement (AP) level.
  • Diplomas: Abitur, which qualifies students for entry into German and European universities.
  • The Abitur is recognized worldwide, and American colleges typically grant students advanced standing.
  • High School Diploma requires 24 academic units.
  • • English: 4 credits • Math: 4 credits • Foreign Languages: 5 credits • Sciences: 3.5 credits • Social Studies: 3.5 credits • Fine Arts: 2 credits • Sports: 2 credits Universities that have accepted our graduates include: • American University • Brown University • Carnegie Mellon University • Catholic University • Cornell University • Duke University • Georgetown University • Harvard University • Johns Hopkins University • Princeton University • Stanford University • United States Air Force Academy • University of Virginia • Yale University
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