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Parent's Review of International School Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

International School Hamburg

In what town or city is this school located?

Hamburg

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

International

What grade levels are represented at this school?

Kindergarten-IB

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

There is a private bus taking children to school, but most kids are driven by private cars.

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

They just moved into a newly built building. There is hardly any extra-curricular activities in the school.

What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?

There are no programs whatsoever.

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

There is hardly any social activities for parents. There is a PTA (Parents-Teachers Ass), but it is mostly for fund raising.

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

Do not go to Hamburg International School. It is a waste of money and educational time. The teachers do whatever they like, because there is no leadership in the school.

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Aug 18, 2011 14:03

Than you very much for your frank review. We were considering coming to Hamburg, as I am German and have a daughter, born in the US. Every parent comment seems to suggest to the same: stay away from this city, because the school is not up to par. The most important factor in moving to any city when children are involved, is the available school system. I find it hard to believe that teachers would be so ignorant and prefer to keep "things" the way they are used to, versus raising the bar and ultimately their accomplishment levels and salaries. Old teachers in facilities that lack updates as well as curriculums that are below standard should not be allowed to get liscensed. The city of Hamburg has sold out, as a result we too will not move to Hamburg, but take our high standards and skills we have to offer, where they can be matched.

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