The John F. Kennedy School serves families from different Berlin districts, depending on age and area they use different means of transportation to get to school:
Walking or biking:
Many of our students walk or ride their bicycles to school. JFKS provides a large number of bicycle racks on the school campus.
BVG (Berlin Public Transportation):
Berlin public transportation including bus, subway (U-Bahn) and city train (S-Bahn) is safe and reliable. Many students take it by themselves before and after school. The nearest train station is S-Bahnhof Zehlendorf (Line S1), the nearest bus stops are Schönower Park (Bus 285) and Schweizerhofpark (Buses 285 and X10); both stops are located directly in front of the school on both sides of the ramp.
For the best connection, please check: www.bvg.de
Free BVG Student Ticket:
Effective August 1, 2019, all Berlin students are eligible to receive a FREE monthly student ticket (FahrCard). To obtain these monthly tickets, students need a scanned passport picture and a school ID. Both items must be uploaded online using this BVG website.
Tickets are valid for four years unless the student turns 16 during the school year. In this case, proof of student status in form of a valid student ID must be resubmitted to the BVG website. Student IDs are available at the ES and HS office. A passport picture is required for the office to make the ID.
Younger Children who are not ready yet to use public transportation by themselves or students who live in less accessible areas, have the option to use the private school buses.
The following two bus companies provide services for JFKS students and are in close contact with the school administration:
Auto Bus Tours GmbH – Herr Matthes
These are private bus companies, any contract agreed upon for transporting children to and from school remains strictly between the parents and the bus company.
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