The German School of Thessaloniki.
A School with over 130 years of tradition.
The German School of Thessaloniki first operated in February of 1888. It has ever since been an inextricable part of Germany’s “Emigrant Cultural and Educational Policy” through its various phases: Empire (until 1918), Weimar Republic (1918-1933), Nazi Dictatorship (1933-1945) and finally, Federal Republic of Germany, which influenced, each in their own way, the education and lessons in the German School of Thessaloniki, as well as the way in which Greek society perceives the school as a private educational institute. Today, the German School possesses an excellent reputation: it is validated as one of the best private schools in the region and in Greece. Its graduates, after their studies and apprenticeships, achieve significant positions in the state, economy and society of Greece. Many of them studied in Germany, thereby strengthening the bond between the two countries.
As a private school, the German School of Thessaloniki is led by the School Council. The Federal Republic of Germany supports the functioning of the school by sending German teachers, as well as by assisting the school in its functional and employee expenses. The new school building constructed in Pilea was funded solely by Germany and opened its doors in 1996.