John F Kennedy School Berlin

March 13, 2018 | Berlin, Berlin education, Germany, Schools Berlin

John F Kennedy School Berlin (JKFS) teaches a German and American bilingual education for pupils from Entrance Class to Grade 12.


John F Kennedy School Berlin (JFKS )is a unique public school of more than 1700 German, American, and other international students from Entrance Class (Kindergarten) through Grade 12.

The school is dedicated to providing a German-American bi-cultural, bilingual education of the highest quality in Berlin.

It offers an integrated elementary and High School programme that combines the strengths of both the German and American educational traditions.

Originally founded as the German-American Community School in 1960, the school was named after U.S. President John F. Kennedy following his assassination in 1963.


The school is a tuition-free state school.


The John F. Kennedy School is an academically competitive, college preparatory school. Admission is selective. It is based on past school records and on testing if necessary. All admissions are probationary for one year in the elementary school and one semester in the high school.

The school has over 1,000 applicants each year and pupils must wait for a place to become available.

See more admissions information and application forms here.


The school is located a 30-minute drive southwest of Berlin city centre, on the administrative border with Brandenburg.

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Contact Details:

Teltower Damm 87-93, 14167 Berlin / +49 30 90299 5711 /  welcome@jfksberlin.org

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