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.

Key Facts

School Type: Traditional, German Language
Grades (Gender): PS – 12 (Coed)
Tuition: CAN $4,750 – 10,500
Average Class Size:  12 – 25
Enrollment Day: 300 (PS – 12)
Principal: Thomas Linse
Contact Person: Birgit Siemers

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