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Mission & Vision, School Profile and School Programme

School Profile of the German School Nairobi

The German School Nairobi is a German Speaking School Abroad, which is supported by public funds from the Federal Republic of Germany. The school leads to Advanced Level Certified Examinations, and proactively encourages an intensive cultural exchange with its host country Kenya.

The school is a lively site of German culture. It allows its students access to both the German language and to an educational system from German speaking countries.
Students, whose parents live in East and Central Africa on a long or short term basis, are offered an education which will later allow them to attend schools in Germany, to attend another German School Abroad, and to continue their tertiary education in a German or International University.

The basic framework, including the syllabi, the regulations on admittance to the next Class, and final certification follow the German school system, and guarantee a sound, all-round education.

In lessons, as well as in extra-curricular activities, students develop their general, social and learning abilities through a process designed to promote autonomous learning. Thus the students can mature into responsible and self confident personalities.

Through the varied cultural and social activities, the German School Nairobi is suited to, and therefore acts as, the cultural centre of the German community. Furthermore, the school acts as a mediator between the German and Kenyan cultures, and thus fulfils its function as an international meeting place.

Working together of all members of the school - students, parents, as well as teaching and non-teaching staff, is characterised by readiness in communication, tolerance and mutual respect.

The commitment of the school, as laid out in its Mission and Vision Statement, will be made concrete in the School Programme, which will be evaluated regularly for its quality.

The complete document may be downloaded here:

Mission and Vision Statement of the GSN

Michael Grzimek (*1934 Germany - †1959 Tanzania) dedicated his life to nature in East Africa. The school carries his name in memory of the work that built a bridge between cultures.

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School Programme of the German School Nairobi

The German School Nairobi has a School Programme, which ensures that all the intentions of the Mission and Vision Statement of the school are implemented step by step. The school makes the goals of the school development transparent and evaluable. The School Programme contains goals, which have already been implemented as a part of the school structure, others which are currently being developed, as well as plans for evaluation. The Programme is split according to the categories which have been decided upon in the Mission and Vision Statement of the school. The School Programme will be updated and changed whenever deemed necessary.

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