Ger­man Euro­pean School Manila

Open­ing doors to Ger­many and the world

The Philippine Star - - FEATURES -

In the heart of Bet­ter Liv­ing Sub­di­vi­sion lies one of Parañaque’s trea­sures: an ap­peal­ing in­ter­na­tional school called the Ger­man Euro­pean School Manila (GESM). In close al­liance with the Ly­cée Français de Manille it forms the so-called “Euro­cam­pus,” the com­mon area of both schools.

GESM is an of­fi­cially rec­og­nized Ger­man school abroad with both a Ger­man and an in­ter­na­tional branch. The school of­fers a K-12 pro­gram which in­cludes a Ger­man and in­ter­na­tional sec­tion for Kin­der­garten and PrePri­mary, Pri­mary School (Grades 1-5), Sec­ondary school (Grades 6- 10), and a two-year in­ter­na­tional high school pro­gram (In­ter­na­tional Bac­calau­re­ate Diploma Pro­gram).

More­over, it of­fers fi­nal ex­am­i­na­tions for the Ger­man school branches

Hauptschul­e, Realschule and Gym­na­sium. GESM was again of­fi­cially rec­og­nized as an “Ex­cel­lent Ger­man School Abroad” by the Cen­tral Agency for Ger­man Schools Abroad (Zen­tral­stelle für das

Aus­landss­chul­we­sen) after the in­spec­tion in Septem­ber this year. The first Seal of Ex­cel­lence had been awarded to the school in 2011.

GESM has a strong tra­di­tion in its aca­demic his­tory as it con­grat­u­lates the grad­u­ates of May 2017 for suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing the IB Diploma Pro­gram. The stu­dents wrote ex­ams in 32 sub­jects. In 18 of them, GESM ranked equal or above world av­er­age, among them Nat­u­ral Sciences, Math­e­mat­ics, So­cial Sciences, Mu­sic, Vis­ual Arts and Lan­guages like Ger­man, English, Span­ish, Chi­nese or He­brew.

The school also keeps a small and closely-knit com­mu­nity with a fam­ily at­mos­phere of mu­tual trust and help. GESM boasts of at least 40 na­tion­al­i­ties that cre­ate a lively and col­or­ful mul­ti­cul­tural en­vi­ron­ment. GESM is a friendly and wel­com­ing sec­u­lar school in the Ger­man and Euro­pean hu­man­is­tic tra­di­tion of ed­u­ca­tion, plac­ing par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on char­ac­ter for­ma­tion, lan­guage ac­qui­si­tion, crit­i­cal think­ing and global cit­i­zen­ship. Per­son­al­ized sup­port for each in­di­vid­ual stu­dent is the core of our phi­los­o­phy and the guide­line for our teach­ers. In line with the mis­sion of the In­ter­na­tional Bac­calau­re­ate, we de­velop in­quir­ing and knowl­edge­able young peo­ple who will help to cre­ate a bet­ter and peace­ful world through in­ter­cul­tural un­der­stand­ing and re­spect. Our stu­dents learn how to care for one another, for the com­mu­nity, and how to care for them­selves.

The Ger­man Euro­pean School Manila, to­gether with the Ly­cée Français de Manille, will be cel­e­brat­ing the 25th an­niver­sary of the Euro­cam­pus this year. This is an im­por­tant mile­stone for both schools as strong in­sti­tu­tional sup­port to Euro­pean ex­pats sent to the Philippine­s. The Ger­man school stands firm in its com­mit­ment to pro­vide ex­cel­lent ed­u­ca­tion in Ger­man and English, fol­low­ing high­est in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­cepted stan­dards in the years to come.

To learn more about the Ger­man Euro­pean School Manila and its ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams, visit www.gesm.org or call 776-1000

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