Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt

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Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt, A. C. is a network of German-language schools based in Greater Mexico City.

As of 2010, the institution together is the largest German school outside of Germany.[1]

History[edit]

The school was established in 1894, situated on Canoa Street in Mexico City. By 1900, the number of students was approaching 300,[citation needed] including students from outside the German community. In 1940, a campus in Tacubaya was opened, and by 1968 the Civil Association "Alexander von Humboldt" is created,[clarification needed] named after the German naturalist and explorer. The institution had incorporated itself into the Mexican Educational System,[when?] so students could obtain either Mexican or German certificates. By 1970, two additional campuses were opened and over 1000 students attended the school.

The association currently has 3 main campuses, and additionally a Kindergarten, and an Elementary School. The unaffiliated Club Alemán de México is used as a cultural and athletic facility by the German community.

Language of classes[edit]

Most subjects are taught in German, and children are required to be bi-lingual, unless they are starting Kindergarten.

Campuses[edit]

The following campuses are in Greater Mexico City:

  • Campus Lomas Verdes: Naucalpan de Juárez, State of Mexico: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and High School (or "Abitur" by German standards).
    • The kindergarten and primary grades and the secondary and preparatory grades are in two separate campuses in Lomas Verdes.[2]
  • Campus Xochimilco: Xochimilco, Mexico City: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and High School (or "Abitur" by German standards).
    • Kindergarten and Primary are in a campus in Colonia Tepepan, and Secondary and Preparatory are in a campus in Colonia Huichapan (La Noria)[3]
  • Xochimilco, Business School in association with the German Chamber of Commerce in Mexico.[citation needed]
  • Campus La Herradura, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and High School

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pohlsander, Hans A. German Monuments in the Americas: Bonds Across the Atlantic (Volume 33 of New German-American studies/Neue Deutsch-amerikanische Studien, ISSN 1043-5808). Peter Lang, 2010. ISBN 3034301383, 9783034301381. p. 131-132. "Of interest is also that Mexico City is home to the largest German school outside of Germany, the Colegio Aleman Alexander von Humboldt[...]"
  2. ^ "Ubicaciones Campus LOMAS VERDES." Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt. Retrieved on March 14, 2014. "Kindergarten - Primaria Superavenida Lomas Verdes 520 Alteña II, Lomas Verdes, Naucalpan de Juárez 53120 Estado de México" and "Secundaria - Preparatoria Paseo Alexander von Humboldt 2 III Sección Lomas Verdes, Naucalpan de Juárez 53120 Estado de México"
  3. ^ "Ubicaciones Campus XOCHIMILCO." Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt. Retrieved on March 14, 2014. "Kindergarten - Primaria Camino Real a Xochitepec 120 Col. Tepepan, Del. Xochimilco 16030 México, D.F. " and "Secundaria - Preparatoria Av. México 5501 Col. Huichapan (La Noria), Del. Xochimilco 16030 México D.F."
  4. ^ "Ubicaciones Campus LA HERRADURA." Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt. Retrieved on March 14, 2014. "Kindergarten – Primaria – Secundaria - Preparatoria Bosques de Moctezuma 124 Fracc. La Herradura, Huixquilucan 52784 Estado de México" and "Kindergarten Prado Norte Prado Norte 559 Lomas de Chapultepec 11000 México, D.F. "
  5. ^ "Inicio." Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt Puebla. Retrieved on March 14, 2014. "Av. Cholulteca s/n Chautenco, Cuautlancingo, Puebla. C.P. 72700."

Further reading[edit]

  • Wolburg, Allan. "Renuevan el estadio del Colegio Alemán." Diario Reforma, ISSN 1563-7697, 02/20/2013, p. 14
  • García, Norma. "Afecta vialidad minada tránsito al Colegio Alemán." Diario Reforma, ISSN 1563-7697, 10/27/2011, p. 3. "La más grande de las oquedades mide un metro con 9 centímetros de diámetro, y 21 centímetros de profundidad; la segunda más grande mide 80 centímetros de diámetro y 13 de profundidad."
  • Anonymous. "Unen talentos Sinfónica de Minería y Coro del Colegio Alemán." NOTIMEX, 06/21/2012. "[...] Álvarez Ierena, acompañada por el Coro del Colegio Alemán, que celebra su 55 aniversario, ofreció anoche un magno concierto cuyo programa incluyó obras de Johann[...]"
  • Wossidlo, Eckart. Mexiko, von außen und von innen : Blickpunkte eines Lehrers am Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt. Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt, 2004.

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Coordinates: 19°30′52″N 99°15′52″W / 19.51444°N 99.26444°W / 19.51444; -99.26444