Working at JFKS
John F. Kennedy School
14167 Berlin, Germany
Phone: + 49 30 90299 5711
Fax: + 49 30 90299 6377
+ 49 30 90299 5758
+ 49 30 90299 5710
Fax: +49 30 90299 6868
The John F. Kennedy School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
|Teaching at JFKS|
JFKS is located in Zehlendorf, a residential area in the southwest of Berlin, and multiple BVG city buses and the S 1 train line provide easy public transportation. The school’s 10 buildings house an integrated elementary and high school. The school has 135 classrooms, nine science labs, two library-media centers, four computer labs, modern sports facilities with 2 gymnasiums, a fine arts and drama facility, and a cafeteria.
The curriculum combines features of both the American and German educational systems. Instruction is in German and English, with English being emphasized. American students learn German in formal, daily lessons beginning in the third grade. The program at all levels is designed to accommodate American children who have little or no knowledge of the German language. Classes in remedial reading and math are available in the elementary school. The Kennedy School emphasizes academic excellence. The secondary school, grades 7-13, offers students the option to attain the American high school diploma and/or the German Abitur. A comprehensive Advanced Placement program is also offered.
Numerous extra-curricular activities are available for both elementary and high school students. Musical performances and drama productions are particularly strong features of the school’s program. Students may also become involved in various individual and team sports, in student government, in yearbook, and literary or newspaper publications. For older students, class trips are scheduled to various European countries, and within Germany, depending on the particular grade level, which promote German-American integration among students.
Minimum Requirements for American Teaching Positions
1. United States citizenship
There are various subject vacancies for each upcoming school year. JFKS is taking new applications. Please see the listing of current teacher vacancies and the recruiting schedule.
Anforderungsprofil für deutsche Lehrer
1. Formale Voraussetzungen
- Deutsche Staatsangehörigkeit
2. Schulspezifische Anforderungen
gute Englischkenntnisse (mdl. + schriftl.)
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