DEUTSCHE SCHULE RIGA
is a private international school founded in the summer of 2015. The goal of the school is to provide its students with a German international education meeting the highest standards. The school is open to residents of Latvia as well as to international students whose parents stay in Latvia temporarily. As of April 2017 our private school is attended by students from 14 countries. Students learn German, English, and a third language. While the acquisition of English by our students is occupying a prominent place on our curricula, most of the education is provided in German by qualified German native speakers. At the pre-school and kindergarten levels the primary staff from Germany is supported by local German speaking teaching assistants who also understand Latvian, Russian and English.
The focus of the academic and pedagogic curricula at the pre-school and kindergarten levels is on the acquisition of the German language by non-native speaking students, so they will have a smooth start into 1st grade. In parallel our youngest students are introduced to English through daily playtime sessions. Formal English lessons start at the pre-school level. In addition to German and English, elementary school students will study a third language for 4 hours per week and can choose between Latvian or Russian. All languages are exclusively taught by native speakers. For the new school year starting on 1 September 2017 the school accepts children ages 1.5-9 (children born 2007-2016). Students who wish to enroll into elementary school without sufficient prior knowledge in German can attend a preparatory language course taking place 17 July-25 August 2017. The school’s regular daily course hours are from 08:30 till 15:30, but the school doors are open from 08:00-18:30. After 15:30 the school offers assisted homework study hall, optional extra-curricular afternoon activities, as well as supervised child care until 18:30.