As an accredited German school abroad, we bring together a diverse student body of Ethiopian, German, and other nationalities for a quality German-language education grounded in global perspectives. Our thoughtful admissions process aims to build a motivated, engaged student community with connections to the German language and culture. We assess each applicant individually to ensure our programs can meet their needs and support their success.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly at any time if you require clarification or support as you explore DBSAA for your child. We are happy to provide personalized assistance and advise you through this important process.
The DBSAA offers a rigorous academic program centered around small class sizes for individualized attention. Students are challenged through the prestigious IB Diploma Programme and instructed by German-speaking teachers to immerse them in the language. Customized support programs ensure each child gets the help they need, while opportunities like language instruction in German, English, French and Spanish, international exams and competitions prepare students for global citizenship.
The DBSAA enriches student life through diverse after-school activities, clubs, and competitive opportunities in academics, arts, and sports. Festivals, trips, and collaborative projects build a strong sense of community. College and career guidance, including hands-on social internships, equip students for their future.
With exchanges worldwide, international exams and competitions, and a holistic educational approach, the DBSAA prepares students to thrive as global citizens and to follow an individually suitable path into the future.
The DBSAA tailors the educational experience to each child through support programs for gifted students, career changers, and those needing extra help. Small classes mean teachers can understand and nurture each student's unique strengths and needs to help them achieve their full potential academically and personally.
First, children attend primary school for four years. In the fourth grade, they decide how to continue their education. The system of secondary schools is divided into Hauptschulen, Realschulen, Gymnasien and Gesamtschulen. The Hauptschule ends after the 9th grade with the Hauptschulabschluss, the Realschule after the 10th grade with the Realschulabschluss. Afterwards, the young adults can start vocational training or continue their schooling. The Gymnasium ends after the 12th or 13th grade with the Abitur, which entitles them to study at a university.
Steps you have to follow to get enrolled at our school.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round for most grade levels, however, we recommend submitting by the deadlines below to allow sufficient processing time.
To begin, review the admissions requirements and criteria for the desired program. Gather all necessary documents early on.
Then, submit a completed application form with all supporting materials either electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or hard copies in-person to our office.
After applications are received, our Admissions Team reviews materials for completeness and assessments are scheduled as needed.
Admissions decisions are made based on thorough review of all documents, assessment results, and current enrollment availability.
If accepted, families must confirm their registration by submitting any additional required paperwork and fees.
While specific documentation needs vary by program, typical documents required for admissions include:
While applications are accepted year-round, we highly recommend submitting by the deadlines above for full consideration. Spaces are limited.
The Head of School makes all final admissions decisions in careful consultation with division heads, teachers, and admissions staff based on defined criteria, current space availability, and school resources. The aim is to build a motivated student body positioned for success.
Applicants will receive written notification of the admissions decision, along with instructions for next steps if accepted. Support is offered if the school determines a different academic path may be advisable based on the child’s needs.