International, German curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

German European School Manila

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CurriculumInternational, German
Languages of instructionEnglish, German
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Php591,734
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Php591,734

Important notes about this school

GESM consists of two branches: a German-speaking German branch and an English-speaking international branch.

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Number of nationalities represented in the school


Native English and German speaking teachers

Teachers at the European section come from Great Britain, New Zealand and other countries.

Language support for students not fluent in English and German

Yes, English as an additional language may be provided as needed. This will be based on the agreement between the school and the parents during the application process.

Additional language classes offered by the school

In both sections the school offers a language A (mother tongue) and a language B (First foreign language). These are German and English.As a part of extra curricular activities, some children may also choose French and Mandarin. From grade 3 on Filipino and Philippine culture is mandatory for all.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students

Application test and interview.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The school reserves the right to require an application tests before accepting a student.
Math, English, (German) and general academic capabilities might be assessed.
In special cases this test might be taken under the supervision of another institution abroad.

At Kindergarten and Primary level 1 and 2 an assessment is based on standardised observa-tion comprising academic skills, social and personal competences.

Students with the following certification may be exempted from the application test:

Students from any class of the German system with all passing grades. (German Section)
Students from any class of a British or American school system with all passing grades. (International Section)

External examinations or assessments available

The German European School Manila offers the following certifications in the German section of the school:

Hauptschulabschluss at the end of grade 9
Realschulabschluss at the end of grade 10
Permission for access to the Gymnasiale Oberstufe at the end of grade 10
The German European School Manila offers the following certifications in the International Section of the school:

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) at the end of grade 10
DSD 1 (German Language Certificate, Level 1) at the end of grade 10
In High School:

GIB (International Baccalaureate with main focus on German language)
IB DP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme)

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special needs and learning support.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, rugby, basketball, taekwondo, swimming, hip hop, ballet, yoga, theater, painting, chess, mandarin, acrylique painting.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Football field, swimming pool, playground,

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The German European School Manila is an officially recognized German school abroad with both a German and an International branch. The school offers a K-12 programme which includes a German and International section for the following: Kindergarten and Pre-Primary, Primary School, (grades 1-5), Secondary school (grades 6- 10) and a two-year international High School program (IB Diploma Programme).

Teaching approach of the school

The German European School Manila (GESM) is the first choice for German speaking families and for families with a pronounced interest in a holistic education as characterized by German and European culture.

GESM provides excellent education in German and English, following highest internationally accepted standards. GESM offers its students diverse opportunities to develop their unique personalities based on their individual abilities.