The John F. Kennedy School was established in the 1960s in Berlin, Germany and has brought students from all corners of the world together. One of two major international schools in Berlin, the John F. Kennedy School sets itself apart from its British counterpart by emphasizing the importance of language through its bilingual curriculum. The John F. Kennedy School is comprised of all grades from kindergarten through 13th grade (abitur). Students can choose to take the diploma path and graduate after completing their 12th year, or they can take the Abi path and graduate after their 13th year. Generally the latter is comprised of students headed for German Universities. The school has a comfortably modern campus with its 135 classrooms, 9 science labs, 3 computer labs, 2 library centers, gym, and fine arts annex, Spread out in and around its 6 main buildings. While the school has vending machines and a small snack area, the majority of students leave the campus to get food from shops and imbiss. The area of Berlin in which the school is located is Zehlendorf; the school is conveniently close to bus routes, the S-bahn, and a quaint shopping/residential area. For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). ... A kindergarten in Afghanistan. ... Zehlendorf is the southwestern-most district in Berlin. ...
While the majority of students (57%) are German citizens, 33% are American citizens and 10% are from a wide variety of other countries. The John F. Kennedy school employs 142 full time faculty members and 32 part time faculty members. Of the total 174 faculty members, 91 are German, 78 are American, and 5 represent other countries.
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