Alexander von Humboldt German International School

Alexander von Humboldt German International School

216, rue Victoria, Baie d’Urfé, Montreal, Quebec, H9X 2H9, Canada


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Alexander von Humboldt German International School is a trilingual (German, English, French) independent private school which belongs to a worldwide network of over 140 German schools abroad. It offers an enriched program up to Grade 12, starting with preschool from as early  as 2½ years. AvH is located in Baie d’Urfé near the western tip of the island of Montreal. It was founded in 1980 with the goal of providing a multilingual learning environment while satisfying both German as well as Quebec education requirements. With 300 students the atmosphere is warm, familiar, and nurturing.

Mission Statement

  • AvH is committed to the principles of democracy and strives to educate students with a view to tolerance, respect for others and learning and acting on their own authority.
  • Alexander von Humboldt German International School perceives itself as a bridge between different cultures providing for an international student body. Of special importance is the teaching of three languages, German, English and French.
  • AvH is an institution of general education, geared to impart knowledge and skills in the fields of languages, sciences, social sciences, and the fine arts.
  • AvH pays particular attention to the well-being of the entire school community by offering a variety of sports activities, encouraging students to follow healthy nutrition and to learn about addiction prevention.
  • The school educates students to be environmentally conscious, to use available resources responsibly and to respect life.
  • Students are encouraged to develop their talents and skills to their full potential, and supported where they have difficulties.
  • The work of all involved is defined by mutual trust and cooperation, fostering a positive environment and a sense of community.
  • Experienced teaching staff, varied classroom methodology, extra-curricular programs and modern facilities ensure a high level of quality.
  • AvH supports and organizes cultural events for the school community and for the general public.
  • AvH strives to convey the importance of life-long learning, itself being a „learning” school where quality management as well as the evaluation and professional education of its staff are part of the process.

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Last Update: 18.06.19

Key Facts

School Type: Traditional, German Language
Grades (Gender): PS – 12 (Coed)
Tuition: CAN $4,250 – 9,850
Average Class Size:  12 – 25
Enrollment Day: 300 (PS – 12)
Contact Person: Birgit Siemers

Admissions Information

Alexander von Humboldt admissions department has a rolling admissions policy thus they accept applications throughout the year.
Application/Registration fee of $200.00 applies for Preschool – Grade 12


Tuition Fees: (2017-18) for Preschool to Grade 12 range from $6,950 to $10,100

International Student Program

AvH offers a program for students in grades 9 to 12 who would like to attend a German International School for either 5 or 10 months. Students join AvH from Germany, Switzerland or Austria and from other schools who are part of the global network of German Schools Abroad (i.e. Mexico, Spain). Guests students contribute to the cultural and social diversity of our High School. In return, they get to experience a trilingual school on the island of Montreal with an enriched science and arts program. Our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers work with the German curriculum which keeps students on track with studies back home.

For more information regarding Preschool-Grade 12 applications, contact Vanessa Miehe at [email protected] or call +1-514-457-2886.

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