+371 29250084

schule@deutscheschuleriga.lv

08:00 - 18:30

Monday to Friday

+371 29250084
schule@deutscheschuleriga.lv

Dzirnavu iela 16

Riga, Latvija

08:00 - 18:30
Monday to Friday

School

Private German International School – DEUTSCHE SCHULE RIGA

The Deutsche Schule Riga (DSR) is a private international school located in the center of Riga, Latvia (Dzirnavu iela 16). Students attending our private school learn German, English, and a third language. Already operating today (school year 2019/2020) are the kindergarten section and the first three grades of the international elementary school. The 4th grade class will open on 1 September 2020 (school year 2020/21). Each subsequent year the next higher grade will be added. Ultimately the DSR intends to offer complete grades from early infancy through 12th grade. Graduating students shall be offered the possibility to obtain the Abitur (German high school diploma) and/or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. The IB program will require English language instruction for 60% of the curricula content in grades 11 and 12.

Our class sizes are limited to a maximum of 18 students (teacher-student ration of 1:18). Daily instruction takes place from 08:30 till 15:30, followed by optional extra-curricular activities or the possibility to remain at the school until 18:30 while completing homework in a supervised environment.

For the coming school year of 2020/21 the elementary school section of the Deutsche Schule Riga (DSR) accepts students of all nationalities in the ages of 5-10 (children born in 2009-14). We recommend for five year old students to attend our kindergarten (pre-school) section, however, the DSR, in accordance with Latvian law, will consider talented 5 year old students for enrollment into 1st grade as long as the child turns six during the calendar year of 2020. Higher grades are normally only open to students sufficiently proficient in German. Enrolling 1st grade students too should already have a basic understanding of German, but for children without prior knowledge we offer a full-time preparatory language course 13 July-21 August 2020. Also available are individual lessons which could allow a talented student to catch up and integrate into class without causing inacceptable disruptions.

Much of the DSR main curricula content is delivered in German by teachers from Germany. English and other languages respectively are taught by qualified native speakers from those countries. The DSR curricula is designed according to German educational standards, but the curricula also meets all Latvian standards mandated by Latvia’s ministry of education. This allows parents of students who are Latvian residents to transfer their children anytime smoothly into a Latvian school at a later age if they so desire. In addition to English, the DSR is therefore offering four weekly hours of language instruction in Latvian. Also available is Russian.