Elementary School Librarian

  • Elementary Librarian
  • Berlin

JKFS Berlin

Elementary School Librarian

JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL BERLIN, GERMANY

Effective August 1, 2018

The School

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.

Accreditation

United States: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Germany: The Board of Ministers of Cultural Affairs

Curriculum

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

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

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Certification from one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia
  • A strong academic background
  • At least three years of recent experience in a U.S. public school
  • Knowledge of the German language preferred

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 27, 2018. The review of files will begin as soon as applications are received.

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