Our early childhood programs employ a project-oriented and play-based approach widely used in Germany. In-class projects are developed by an interdisciplinary team based on observation of children’s interests and recurring events in the school calendar. Class projects cover content areas such as language, intercultural studies, science, mathematics, music, movement and art.
Our grades program implements proven German curricula noted for their success in developing students’ strengths across academic disciplines, as well as critical thinking skills, social-emotional competencies, artistic expression, and motor skills. This is combined with project-based, literature-rich English language instruction in every grade.
Our elementary school spans the first through fourth grades in accordance with the German educational system. Elementary school subjects are German, English, mathematics, nature and society, ethics, art, music, and physical education.
Our middle school students (grades 5 through 8) receive longer term assignments and become even more self-directed learners. Middle school subjects include German language and literature, English language and literature, mathematics, geography, biology, physics, chemistry, information technology, ethics, history, Spanish, music, art, and physical education. Our middle schoolers also take Global Citizenship, a unique course developed by our faculty to nurture students’ civic awareness and empower them to create a better world both locally and globally.
Starting in the 2021/2022 school year, we will begin offering a ninth grade. Our high school will grow each year thereafter, making the class of 2025 our inaugural high school graduates. High school at EBGIS will culminate in the highly-regarded International Baccalaureate Diploma.