Alexander von Humboldt Schule
  Deutsche Internationale Schule
  École internationale allemande
  German International School

Mission Statement

The AvH school community is committed to the basic values included in our guiding principles. These principles are subject to regular review and modification if required. After having been revised in 2007 by the steering committee, the current version was adopted by the school's peer groups. It follows the framework of guidelines for German schools abroad in North America.

AvH is committed to the principles of democracy and strives to educate students with a view to tolerance, respect for others and learning and acting on their own authority.

  1. Alexander von Humboldt German International School perceives itself as a bridge between different cultures providing for an international student body. Of special importance is the teaching of three languages, German, English and French.
  2. AvH is an institution of general education, geared to impart knowledge and skills in the fields of languages, sciences, social sciences, and the fine arts.
  3. AvH pays particular attention to the well-being of the entire school community by offering a variety of sports activities, encouraging students to follow healthy nutrition and to learn about addiction prevention.
  4. The school educates students to be environmentally conscious, to use available resources responsibly and to respect life.
  5. Students are encouraged to develop their talents and skills to their full potential, and supported where they have difficulties.
  6. The work of all involved is defined by mutual trust and cooperation, fostering a positive environment and a sense of community.
  7. Experienced teaching staff, varied classroom methodology, extra-curricular programs and modern facilities ensure a high level of quality.
  8. AvH supports and organizes cultural events for the school community and for the general public.
  9. AvH strives to convey the importance of life-long learning, itself being a „learning" school where quality management as well as the evaluation and professional education of its staff are part of the process.

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