Educating Global Citizens of Tomorrow

At the German Embassy School, we provide an environment where our children develop into empathetic, self-directed, critical thinkers who don’t give up when faced with challenges.

Our School


Our kindergarten has an enrollment of around 105 children between the ages of 1-6 years. The children are organized into groups of 16-20 students led by German-speaking educators and Ethiopian teaching assistants.

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Primary School

DBSAA primary school serves grades 1-4 with around 105 students in small classes of 15. The academic program covers the German curriculum plus English to promote multilingualism.

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Secondary School

DBSAA secondary school serves grades 5-10, following the German state of Thuringia’s academic framework. With around 100 students across small classes of 12-15, the curriculum includes core subjects like German, English, Math, Sciences and more.

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International Baccalaureate (IB)

This programme is an academically challenging two-year pre-university curriculum leading to an internationally recognized diploma. IBDP students undertake college-level course work, in-depth research, and community service modeled on university studies.

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Frequently Asked Questions



To register your child, please submit a completed application form to the school office along with passport copies for both parents and the child. You can request an application form from the office, or download it from the "Downloads" section of the school website.

Please ensure student files are complete before the start of school. Contact the office if you have any questions about required documents.

The school fee is invoiced semi-annually for self-payers and annually for full-payers. Parents/guardians will receive the invoice by e-mail. The fee schedule is available on request from the secretary's office.

Extracurricular activities for the upcoming academic year are announced at the start of each school year. The registration takes place online.

The school library is open Monday to Friday mornings. It offers a generous range of German and English literature for young and old as well as radio plays, DVDs and games.

The cafeteria is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We have introduced a cashless system at DBSAA, which is based on “Amole”, the electronic payment platform of Dashen Bank. Three menus are offered daily (Ethiopian, international and vegetarian). Primary school children have the opportunity to pre-order meals for 2 weeks.

The first day of school at the start of the school year starts with an assembly in the gym. You will receive more information about this in a parent letter in good time. Children who come to DBSAA during the school year go to the office with their parents at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of school and are then accompanied to class.

You can find abandoned sports bags, school pencil cases or similar items in our “Lost and Found” cupboard next to the cafeteria. Please contact the secretary’s office. Valuables such as jewelry, wallets, etc. are kept in the secretary’s office.

A nurse is available on campus every weekday from 7:30AM to 5PM to attend to student medical needs. Parents will be contacted to pick up children who are unwell. Please provide emergency contact details in your child’s file and update the school if there are any changes. Parents must inform the gate security team of their designated driver’s name and vehicle information when picking up students. 

Key attendance, assessment, and behavior policies can be found in the respective documents under "Downloads". Please review this carefully and contact the school office if you have any questions.

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