The DBSAA is a “recognised German school abroad” in the network of German schools abroad, which is supported professionally and financially by the Central Agency for Schools Abroad . We offer our students a comprehensive range of educational opportunities from kindergarten to the dual -language IB Diploma Programme. Our school looks back on a history of more than 60 years.
After eventful times, the school has now developed into a German-speaking school with an international community of students. We are proud of our beautiful, green school grounds, the well-equipped classrooms and subject rooms, a rich extra-curricular offer in the areas of sports, music, theatre and natural sciences and a competent and committed staff, most of whom were educated in Germany. Computer rooms and a library are available for individual learning. Catering for our students is provided by a cafeteria with a daily changing menu.
Kindergarten & Preschool
In our mixed-age groups, the children are open towards the new and are curious about the unknown. The partially open pedagogical concept creates a lot of fun and joy.
In our two stream primary school,classes German-speaking students are taught together with students with an Ethiopian cultural background.
The lower secondary level comprises the grades 5 – 10 of the DBSAA. New subjects and important learning methods are introduced here with the aim of preparing your child for his or her professional or academic future.
Upper Secondary comprises DBSAA grades 11 – 12 and offers a bilingual IB Diploma Programme in which various subjects are offered in German or English. Successful completion of the IB Diploma is equivalent to the German Abitur.
10 reasons to choose the DBSAA
In total, about 200 students attend the DBSAA. In the lower secondary school the class sizes are up to 25 students, in the primary school there are 15, in the IB up to 10 students. In this way we create an optimal and personal learning environment.
The DBSAA is able to create smooth transitions between the school areas including the differentiation between Gymnasium, Realschule and Hauptschule. Supporting courses are also offered for mathematics and German, among other things.
The individual support and encouragement of each and every child is important to us, so that the school offers support programmes for gifted children and has also developed a support concept for career changers.
A wide range of afternoon activities
In addition to many study groups in the fields of sports, art, music, politics, natural sciences, language development, languages (Amharic, English), mathematics, robotics in which the students can pursue their interests, the school offers afternoon supervision until 5.30 pm.
We offer German as the language of instruction in all subjects. French as a 2nd foreign language from grade 6 and Spanish as a late-beginning foreign language from grade 11, supported by student exchanges with Germany, Spain, USA, South Africa, Ghana and Zambia. International language examinations (DELF, DELE, FCE, DSD) are regularly taken.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
We offer the IBDP with a high proportion of subjects in German language: history, biology, mathematics and guarantee a smooth transition for further schooling in Germany.
We make it possible to participate in partly international competitions in the fields of sports, mathematics, biology and international events in the fields of history and politics.
Study and career guidance
We offer study and career guidance for Germany and provide social internships in grade 10.
First-class education in terms of quality is close to our heart. Our staff teaches according to the German curriculum with almost exclusively German native speakers and teaching staff trained in Germany.
The DBSAA community
A colourful school life with regular projects, festivals, celebrations and trips promotes a feeling of togetherness.