The Deutsche Schule Kobe / European School provides a unique, multilingual education to learners ages 2 to 11 in three languages: English, German and Japanese

Programmes Overview

The Deutsche Schule Kobe / European School provides a unique, multilingual education to learners ages 2 to 11 in three languages: English, German and Japanese.

The German School Kobe is proud to be an International Baccalaureate Organisation (IB) World School. We provide an environment that nurtures the academic, emotional, social, physical and creative growth of children of all ages, cultural backgrounds and experiences. As an IB World School, we strive to ignite a passion for lifelong learning and a desire to make positive change in the world.

DESK has two main branches: German and International (English language). Though learners spend most of their day together in an integrated classroom with both English- and German-speaking homeroom teachers, math and language instruction occurs in either German or English. 

One aspect that is very unique to our school is our language programme: 3 languages in primary school with English and German (curriculum) and Japanese as JFL (Japanese as a Foreign Language) and KOKUGO (native Japanese Curriculum).

 IB logo because DESK is an International IB World School in Kobe

IB Primary Years logo because DESK is an International IB World School in Kobe

 "Learning by heart, head and hand"

~ Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

Our Programmes


Playgroup


1 – 3 years

Timetable:
Thursdays - 14:40 - 15:30

Programmes:
Playgroup play
programmes

Languages:
Native & Non-native English speakers

IB: No
IB PYP units of Inquiry
start in Early Years Programme


Early Years


2 – 5 years

Timetable:
Monday to Friday

Programmes:
Pre-Kindergarten class (2 years old) and
Early Years/Kindergarten (3-5 years old)

Languages:
English, German and Japanese

IB:  Yes
Early Years/Kindergarten complete
8 units of enquiry


Primary Years


5 – 11 years

Timetable:
Monday to Friday

Programmes: 
Thüringer Curriculum
PYP Programme of Inquiry

Languages:
English, German and Japanese

IB: Yes
Full IB PYP
Programme of Inquiry

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