Website John F. Kennedy School Berlin, Germany
Effective August 1, 2018
The John F. Kennedy School was founded in 1960, as a bilingual and bi-cultural, German – American public school. It offers a recognized American high school diploma as well as the German Abitur.
The school serves 1700 students in two buildings. The elementary school is made up of grades K – 6 and the high school contains grades 7 – 12. The student body is comprised of 57% Germans, 40% Americans and 3% international students. The school has a faculty of more than 150 teachers, including 75 Americans and 83 Germans. The elementary school has an American principal and a German principal as well as corresponding assistant principals. The Elementary School is among the most prestigious in Berlin with five sections of each grade level, Entrance Class through Grade 6.
United States: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Germany: The Board of Ministers of Cultural Affairs
We provide an academically challenging curriculum with flexibility to meet the needs of individual students which combines features of both the American and German educational systems. The Elementary School offers unique opportunities for a child’s early exposure and contact to the partner culture and language. Instruction is in German and English, with English being emphasized because of the German-language environment surrounding the students. All students are assigned a Mother Tongue and a Partner Tongue, which define their language arts program during the school day.
An extensive program of extracurricular activities is offered during the lunch hour and after school for students in grades 1-6. Children have the opportunity to further develop their talents in musical, athletic and academic activities.
The city of Berlin offers unsurpassed cultural and recreational opportunities, making it one of the most vibrant and livable capitals in the world.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- US. citizenship
- Certification from one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia
- A strong academic background, including a minimum of a Master’s degree preferably in education, education administration, or a related field
- At least three years of recent experience as an administrator in a U.S. public school.
- Knowledge of the German language is a plus but not a requirement. The willingness to learn German is essential
Interested candidates who meet all of the above qualifications should fill up the on line application at the earliest possible time but no later than January 15, 2018. The review of files will begin as soon as applications are received.
Semi-finalists will be interviewed by February 15, 2018 and Finalists will be invited to on-campus interviews March 4-6, 2018.