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Christian and German curriculums
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CurriculumsChristian and German
Language of instructionGerman
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction German
Native German teachers
Extra languages (other than German)
Class sizes Average 14 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 110,000 ฿
to: 242,000 ฿
Address: 83/1 Ban Buak Krok Nua T. Tha Wang Tarn A. Saraphi Chiang Mai 50140, Thailand
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Number of students

215

Number of nationalities represented in the school

15

Most common nationality

German

Ratio of local students to international students

20%

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

14

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. We’ve got 1 teaching assistant for each class from nursery to grade 4 and also for those students who need extra help.

Native German speaking teachers

Yes, almost all teachers are native German speakers.

Language support for students not fluent in German

Students that have no German background attend 9 German lessons per week for 3 years; for other multilingual students with German as their second language, extra German classes are also being offered.

Additional language classes offered by the school

English, French and Thai

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms have their own computer, document camera and projector. In addition, there is an IT classroom with laptops and a projector, and we have got mobile devices.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

We have been using Google products like Classroom, Meet, Drive and many more Google apps for e-learning.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, but there is a homework concept that regulates the type and extent of homework.

Approximate hours of homework given

Depending on the age of the children, the amount of time spent on homework is increased.

Uniform required

No, but we encourage our students to wear school polo shirts on Thursday and traditional Thai clothes on Friday.

Waiting list

We currently don’t have a waiting list for the school but for the kindergarten and the German Preparation Course for non-German speaking students.

Entry evaluation for students

We have assessment tests only for the German Preparation Course for non-German speaking students. In cases where students are coming from a non-German school system, we evaluate their German language (written and spoken) and Maths skills.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Depending on the age, we will either just do an interview or we will perform a written test as well. For the German Preparation Course, we only accept 10-12 years old students and they need to do the assessment tests of English and Maths along with an interview.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We don’t have a specific deadline except for the German Preparation Course. The deadline for the GPC is usually the end of February.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, in most cases we allow that. The exceptions are higher grades and also grade 1 depending on the preferred start. Nevertheless, it is more preferable for students, classes and teachers if we start either at the beginning of a school year or semester.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Since most of our students are aiming at getting the German Abitur (which is the highest German school degree) most of them advance to a university unless they decide to have a gap year which is common in Germany.

External examinations or assessments available

German International Abitur
Realschule Certificate
Hauptschule Certificate
Goethe Certificate
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française)

Results in these examinations

The results vary depending on the student but for the language certificates, students are expected to reach C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a Christian German School.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We have a morning devotion every Monday and celebrate Christian events throughout the year such as Easter, St. Martin’s Day, Christmas, etc. Non-religious students or students of a different religion are not forced to attend these events.

School bus service available

No, all students get to school individually or by carpool.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we offer extra German language classes for our multilingual students and we have also got a special education teacher and a speech therapist for individual needs.

Learning support offered

We offer extra German language classes to enhance German skills for our multilingual students. And those students with special learning needs can ask for a speech therapist or additional support, for example, with their homework with our teaching assistants/volunteers.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Gifted students can participate in internal and supraregional competitions in different departments.

Student access to education psychologist

We currently offer access to a psychologist in Germany.

School start time

7:50 AM

School finish time

3:30 PM (mostly)

Supervised care before/after school

CDSC offers reliable afternoon care until 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday, for all students.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Language Certificates (Cambridge, Delf), Media Team, Sports clubs (football, volleyball, Thai boxing, etc.), Swiss club, and many more afters-school activities

School provided lunches

There is a school canteen which offers 3-4 different dishes each day at a small price (Thai, Thai-vegetarian, western and western-vegetarian food)

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, we offer vegetarian meals for everyone and individual meals can be arranged for those with special diets.

Sports activities included

All classes have regular sports lessons and the elementary school also offers swimming lessons.

Sports facilities at the school

Sports hall, football pitch, volleyball field, climbing wall

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

The CDSC is a member of the Chiang Mai Athletic Conference (CMAC) which is the international schools’ sports league in Chiang Mai. There are currently eight schools and they compete in various sports games; football, swimming, track & field, futsal, chess, etc.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

CDSC offers educational programs from the nursery and to the German International Abitur at the end of Grade 12. Our educational program emphasizes personal development based on a Christian understanding of values. CDSC is well known for its highly qualified teachers, beautiful school campus and friendly and welcoming environment.

Teaching approach of the school

We encourage curiosity and creativity. We impart knowledge and skills. We cultivate communication skills. We prepare for the future.
The welcoming school grounds and warm atmosphere in the school community are trademarks of CDSC; many parents notice this on their very first visit.

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