Excellent German School Abroad
GESS is not only offically recognized by the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) and authorized to deliver the German national curriculum, leading to all major German school leaving certificates, but also received a special award as "Excellent German School Abroad" in 2009 for its German education. This award was renewed in February 2014 and guarantees the recognition of our school leaving certificates by the German government and opens our students the door to getting admitted to the German university of their choice.
In 2010, the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA), together with the Goethe-Institut and the German representation in Singapore, accepted GESS into the network of PASCH - schools. This authorizes the school to award the German Language Certificate l and ll of the Education Ministers Conference (DSD). The PASCH - initiative's goal is to strengthen and internationally grow the network of German schools abroad as well as schools which offer the German Language Certificate.
Furthermore, sparking interest in modern day Germany and smoothing the way to international study groups with open exchange of ideas are desired outcomes. Every year, the school offers students of the European Section the opportunity to get their foreign language skills in German certified through the official German Language Certificate of the Education Ministers Conference.
IB World School
Since the start of the European Section in 2005, the school has become a fully accredited IB World School offering the entire range of the International Baccalaureate programmes (PYP, MYP, DB). Our students have repeatedly received IB scores above world average, which speaks for the quality and consistency of GESS's multi-faceted education. External reviews (of which the most recent took place in October 2013) positively reinforce our work.
Council of International Schools Accreditation
In 2013, GESS has been accredited by the Council of International Schools. This CIS accreditation and membership does not only show GESS' ongoing commitment to high quality international education, but also brings with it the recognition of our European Section degrees by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in the United States of America, thereby enabling GESS graduates to apply to universities in the US with our high school diploma.