Deutsche Schule Melbourne is a German-English bilingual primary school in Melbourne. Our school is located in the suburb of Fitzroy North, which is about 4.5km north of the city.
We are an accredited German School Abroad – one of only two in Australia. Our curriculum consists of the Australian Curriculum and the Victorian Essential Learning Standards with adaptations from the Thuringia (German) curriculum. We take part in all Australian benchmark testing (e.g. NAPLAN) and fulfil all quality standards, which are posed on Victorian schools under the Schools Performance Framework. Our curriculum satisfies the highest standards in both Australia’s and Germany’s education systems – creating a world of future study and career opportunities for our students.
Deutsche Schule Melbourne offers a bilingual education of the highest quality for all families who would like their children to be immersed in two languages. We cater not only for German, Austrian and Swiss families, but for all families who are interested in a German-English bilingual education, even those without any German-speaking background.
Our school currently has around 140 students. Roughly a third of the school’s families have German, Swiss or Austrian parents, a third Australian and a third parents of other nationalities. Many of our students are not just bilingual but multilingual — meaning they already speak two or more languages at home and additionally learn the German language at school.
We teach our students the German language to the equivalent of a native speaker level and help our students to realise their individual potential and become creative and confident participants in the global community.
Research consistently supports the lifelong cognitive benefits of a bilingual education. But more than that, it inspires a global view on life — and a deep appreciation for cultural diversity.