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Elementary School

Dear Parents,

In the name of our staff, I extend a warm welcome to you and your child at the Elementary School of the German International School Washington D.C. Our goal is to offer a nurturing community-oriented environment in an atmosphere that stresses positive behavior and a structured and academically challenging curricular content aligned to German standards. A highly qualified staff with focus on academic achievement, solidarity, teamwork, and respect promotes the acquisition of knowledge and experiences that we consider being of lasting benefit to the personal and social life of our students.

We make a special effort to ensure that you and your child feel comfortable at our school. While we incorporate features of both German and American elementary schools, ours does have distinctive features. We invite you to explore this website for details and information that will assist you and your child to settle into the new environment as quickly as possible.

With the well-being of your child in mind, I look forward to working with you!

Monika Rodrigues
Principal, Elementary School


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