Mission And Values
We empower our students to become creative and critical world citizens. Our exceptional dual-language program equips our students with outstanding academic skills and proficiency in both German and English. Our multicultural and diverse school community fosters collaboration among students, families, and teachers, nurturing social-emotional skills, cultural understanding, and democratic values.
Our highly qualified teachers implement a rigorous and developmentally appropriate curriculum, preparing students to continue their education at top-tier high schools and universities in the United States and abroad. Our small class sizes permit teachers to give individualized support to all our students and challenge them to realize their full potential.
We use German and English as languages of instruction in all grades, supporting students in becoming bilingual and biliterate. Starting in sixth grade, students learn Spanish in addition to the two core languages.
Empathy, mutual trust and respect, democratic values, and responsible citizenship are fundamental to our day-to-day interactions, our organizational structure, and our curriculum. We support one another, work together to understand and resolve conflicts, and encourage all members of the school community to stand up for their beliefs.
A Dynamic Learning Community
We model lifelong learning for our students by following best practices based on research in the areas of child development and pedagogy. Our school is a dynamic and flexible learning community - a lernende Schule - dedicated to preparing our students for success in a changing world.
We cherish the cultural and linguistic diversity of our school community. We value the experience, skills, and knowledge of all our community members.
We support each student’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development, helping all our students grow into independent and creative thinkers.