Contacting JFKS during summer vacation: 4 July-19 August, 2016

It’s summer vacation time at JFKS from 4 July – 19 August and during this time our offices will not always be occupied. That does not mean, however, that we are not here to serve you.

Ms. Annika von Maydell in our Welcome Office is here to answer any questions you may have concerning the John F. Kennedy School community. Please do not hesitate to contact her with your questions about the admissions process or about getting settled in Berlin. You can reach her at We want you to feel welcome and happy at JFKS and in Berlin and look forward to serving you!

Are you a new family joining the JFKS community in August? If so, then please click here: JFKS Digital Parent Handbook You can find all the information you will need while becoming acquainted with the school.

If you are a new US Embassy family arriving in Berlin, and you need a school for your children, JFKS is the place to be. We offer a fully accredited American program set within the context of a bilingual, bicultural German-American school.

Please contact Steven Pothen at, for more information. Your children do receive priority in the admissions process and places have been reserved for them.

Our school offices will be open during the weeks of 4 – 8 July and 15 – 19 August, between 9:00 – 15:00 hrs. We are sorry but these telephones will not be answered between 8 July and 15 August. If you have an urgent question needing an answer, please contact our Welcome Office at

In almost all cases, the admissions process for school year 2016-17 has been completed, and families have been informed. We sincerely regret that we do not have any other free spaces. Specific questions related to whether your child will be admitted can only be answered once the school offices reopen on 15 August. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Please note that applications for school year 2017-18 will only be accepted as of 1 September 2016 (for Grades 1-12), and as of 1 October 2016 (for Entrance Class).

Our addresses:

By post: Admissions
John F. Kennedy School
Teltower Damm 87-93
14167 Berlin, Germany

By email:


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