German School Tokyo Yokohama
|German School of Tokyo Yokohama
|2-4-1 Chigasaki-Minami, Tsuzuki-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, 224-0037, Japan
|Opened||20 September 1904|
|Grades||Kindergarten - 12th grade|
The school includes a kindergarten, a primary school, a middle school (Orientierungsstufe) and a secondary school, which ends with the Abitur graduation exam with the option to enter the university. Other possible graduations are available excluding the possibility to go to university. These are the technical secondary school certificate (Fachoberschulabschluss), the secondary school certificate (Realschulabschluss) and the secondary modern school qualification (Hauptschulabschluss). Classes are held in German. For foreign languages English, Japanese, French, Latin and Spanish (as a school club) are available.
The closest subway station is Nakamachidai Station (10 minutes by foot).
The German School of Tokyo Yokohama was established in 1904 in Yokohama. After the 1923 Kanto Earthquake many German families moved from Yokohama to Tokyo. The school opened its new building in Ōmori, Tokyo in 1934. The building suffered little damage during World War II but was impounded by the American military government as enemy property following Germany's capitulation in May 1945, so the school activity came to a standstill. American authorities returned the school's impounded property in 1951 and school activity finally could restart on December 1, 1953, with 17 students in total. In 1960 the first graduation students received their certificates. On November 27, 1967, the school's old building was replaced with a modern structure. After 1970 the student numbers rose so fast that there was not enough space. It was decided to build a new, more spacious school building in Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama. The school's activities started there in September 1991 with 450 students. A fourth floor was added in 2010.
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