German School Washington Dc

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (301)767-3807
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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 TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1961

Student Body

Total Students522 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 33%
Students by GradeGerman School Washington Dc Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
98%
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
Advanced Courses 1 Biology, 1 English, 1 French, 1 German, 1 Physics, 2 Mathematics,
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,530
Tuition NotesTuition rates depend on the child's age and grade. Financial aid is available.
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSusanne Rosenbaum

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, 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
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School Reviews

5  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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