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German curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 1 to 18

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CurriculumGerman
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 1 to 18

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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 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Shilling863,406
to: Shilling1,648,262
Address: P. O. Box 14639 Nairobi Kenya

The school accepts children from 18 months.
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Number of students

A total of 320 students - Class 1 - 4 (78) , Class 5 - 12 (130) and Kindergarten (112)

Number of nationalities represented in the school

More than 23 Nationalities

Most common nationality

German and Kenyan

Ratio of local students to international students

1:3

Max. number of students per class

20 students

Average number of students per class

15 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and German speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and German

Yes. DaF (Deutsch as Foreign Language), DaM (Deutsch as Mother-tongue), EaF (English as Foreign Language) and EaM (English as Mother-tongue)

Additional language classes offered by the school

English and French

Use of technology in the classroom

Through E-learning, projectors, flexible boards and I-Pads

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)

Yes. We practiced E-Learning. However, now that schools are open as per the Kenyan Government directive, physical classes are back.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

40 minutes to an hour

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes, for the Kindergarten

Entry evaluation for students

Yes - especially for the Scholarship students.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Assessment of German language as well as checking on a student's progress report from previous learning institutions and programs.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

By end of July (unless handling a special case)

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Almost 100%

External examinations or assessments available

Students do their Abitur examination when they reach Class 12

Results in these examinations

The results are very good

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. this is a non-denominational school.

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

They are Ethic and Christian courses

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, We have a Pedagogical Department and Social Workers as well as Psychologists to handle such cases.

Learning support offered

Students have access to special needs teachers in the school premises and have individual or small group classes to aid in the same. Students can access tutors for various subjects within the school who operate on individual basis according to the student's needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students take part in Extra-curricular activities giving them platforms to discover, grow and excel in their strengths and gifting.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

School classes start at 7:45AM

School finish time

School ends at 1:00 p.m. daily for Primary and at 3:30 p.m. for Secondary. On Friday school ends at 1:00 p.m all around.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes. There are Teacher Supervisors as well as Intern Supervisors who are always on the lookout throughout their breaktimes.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, basketball. badminton, taekwondo, athletics, tennis, table tennis and swimming among others
MUN, music, urban dance, art, theatre and drama, capoeira, piano and organic gardening, brazilian Jiu Jitsu among others.

School provided lunches

Yes, The school provides organic food which is served in the cafeteria during lunch break. This package is included in the total fees.

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

Yes. For all meals we have the halal and vegan option.

Sports activities included

Swimming, football, basketball, cricket, athletics, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, beach volleyball etc.

Sports facilities at the school

Football field, volleyball field, tennis court, swimming pool, athletics running tracks, ping pong, beach volley, multi purpose hall and playgrounds

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. We take part in interschool competitions as well as participate in KAISSO games annually.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The German School Nairobi is an Excellent German school abroad with its accreditation being acquired from; The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany and the relevant federal governing body in charge of schools abroad (BLAschA). The main aim is the promotion of student advancement through their encouragement to design individual learning processes as they progress with schoolwork.
With this, our production of all-rounded students is evident as they are able to acquire knowledge for their classwork, skills and proficiency. With the school being a lively site for the German Culture, it not only gives access to the German language but also to the German Curriculum with its utility being a plus in all German Speaking countries worldwide.

Teaching approach of the school

The teaching approach at the school is child-centered as students not only acquire knowledge but also acquire competences for their skills, talent and gifting. Students acquire skills ranging from time management, creativity, growth and interpersonal communication among others. Resultantly, children are brilliant and are focused to be world changers

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