American students

American students transferring from other schools into grades 7 through 12 at JFKS submit an official application and are selected on the basis of their school transcripts and results on standardized examinations.

American high school diploma applicants need to supply copies of report cards (for grades 8 and below) and / or transcripts (for grades 9 and above) from the previous three years. High school diploma applicants for grade 12 must have completed US history, US students applying from the US may have the possibility to complete a US history course online. Non-US students without US history will not be admitted.

Click here to download the High School Application Form

International students
International students can be admitted to grades 7 through 12 as long as there are no German or American applicants on the waiting list. With consistently over 1000 applications per school year, we have been unable to admit all German and American applicants, therefore, applicants without German or American citizenship have not been considered for admission in recent years.

In case the waiting list is exhausted, the Educational Directorate must approve any ‘third national’ applicant considered for admission. Applicants must also pass an English test, which includes an essay-writing sample, and demonstrate English proficiency equivalent to their American classmates in the grade level for which they are applying. Further, the applicants’ transcript must reflect strong academic performance.


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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 by registered mail or 'Einschreiben'! Applications sent to the principals or the ES and HS offices will not be processed or forwarded.