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PK-12|Private
500 students
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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We have been only 1 year at the school because we have to move oversea. My 1st grader said: "Mommy, could be please take the principal of the elementary school wherever we will move to?" Having a such a strong bonding with teacher, principals and kids combined with excellent academic teaching was just a great experience. Very supportive and integrated school. Perfect compromise of German Curriculum and international standards.



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My kids have attended for ten years, starting in the preschool at age 3. Despite our family not speaking German at home, both children are essentially fluent in German. The school atmosphere is supportive, with small classes and close knit friendships. The environment is multi-cultural -- while many families have some connection to Germany, many nationalities are represented (including Asian, South American, European, etc.). The high school curriculum is very rigorous.


Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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We have not had any issues with this in 10 years at the school. To the extent we have heard of problems (rare), they appear to have been dealt with appropriately.

Supports LD students: Neutral


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As it is for many small schools, this is a challenge for the school. Efforts have been made in the last year or two to increase services for mild learning disabilities, but the school does not have the resources to fully support children with moderate to serious special needs.

Effective school leaders: Agree


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The school has a new principal since 2016 who seems very committed. Sometimes the multicultural environment can be difficult, as different cultures have different expectations. The school is a hybrid between public and private, as it is (partially) financially supported by the German government but must also follow its curriculum and other rules, which can be different from what families from the U.S. and other cultures may be used to.


Develops character: Strongly agree


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It is a small community and everyone knows everyone else, making qualities like these important!

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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As at any school, some teachers are better than others. Overall, we have been very satisfied. The requirements for teaching credentials are high and many teachers are trained in Germany with at least a masters-level degree.

Amount of homework: Agree


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Homework is very reasonable, enough to reinforce concepts but not multiple hours each day like some schools -- kids have enough time for other activities and down time.


Handles bullying effectively: Agree


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No comment, not experienced at Kindergarten. This was not an issue for us.

Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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For the Kindergarten, there are no teachers with Special Education background. The one teacher who had this experience was forced to leave. Some parents have to pay out of pocket for a special needs private teacher to attend the school with their child. Not everyone can afford that. Some teachers have the experience to recognize developmental problems, but not all of them. For the price of this school, this is unacceptable.

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