Elementary School Admission

 The admissions process depends on the grade level you are applying for. Please select the grade level of your application from the left hand side bar for more details.

Please be advised that admission is contingent upon the applicant being registered as living within Berlin’s city limits at the time of admission (see para. I, 1 of the “Admissions Regulations”). For applicants moving to Berlin, proof of residency in Berlin must be submitted before the beginning of the school year.

Applications for grades 1-6 for the school year 2018/19 will be accepted between September 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

Applications for Entrance Class for the school year 2018/19 (for children born between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013) will be accepted between October 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018.

If you have submitted a complete application, you will receive email confirmation within ten to twelve weeks that your application has been processed.
The actual admission process begins in May for Grades 1-6. The Entrance Class lottery will be held in April. Participating applicants will be notified.

A student’s application is AUTOMATICALLY DELETED at the end of December of the school year originally applied for. It is not possible to roll-over your applications to the next year. A new application form and supporting documents must be submitted.

Welcome Office / Admissions


Questions about the admissions process:

Annika von Maydell welcome@jfksberlin.org


Office hours on Wednesdays (12:00pm to 1:00pm CET) and Fridays (2:00pm to 3:00pm CET)


Please send your applications ONLY to the following e-mail address:


Or by post:

John F. Kennedy School
Teltower Damm 87-93
14167 Berlin, Germany

Please do not send applications to the principals or the ES and HS offices.