Elementary School Admission

The admissions process depends on the grade level you are applying for:
Entrance Class
(also called Kindergarten in the US or “Vorschule” in German)
Grades 1-6

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.

Please note the respective application periods here.

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 and June for Grades 1-6 and will continue in the fall, if space is available. The Entrance Class lottery will be held in the spring. Participating applicants will be notified accordingly.

A copy of the PDF of the JFKS Admissions Regulations can be found here here– currently only available in German.


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.


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Welcome Office / Admissions


Questions about the admissions process:

Annika von Maydell


You can reach us on Wednesdays (12:00pm to 1:00pm CET) and Fridays (2:00pm to 3:00pm CET) at +49-30-90299-5773


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.