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Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs Profile- Germany, Berlin-JFK) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

Infographic on special needs in Berlin, Germany at the assisted school JFK.  In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD. Please speak with the REO if you are considering this post for a high schooler. 
The school is able and willing to accommodate students within the following categories: hearing impaired, physically and orthopedically impaired, visually impaired, autistic, specifically learning disabled, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, speech or language impaired. Special needs support services include: teacher accommodations, teacher accommodations learning support teacher,  learning support teacher, use of IEP and ILP. 
Maximum hours per week per student for push in 2 to 4 for pull out 2 to 4.
Special needs support staff in the school include: 2 social workers, 1 special needs coordinator,  2 learning support teachers, 3 guidance counselors. 

Services are available in English at post for the following: psychoeducational assessment, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavior and/or autism specialist, social skills group/social skills training, US credentialed reading specialist, reading remediation, reading programs for Dyslexia, math specialist.


The John F. Kennedy School, founded in 1960, is a bilingual, bicultural, German-American, college-preparatory public school. Students of both nationalities are taught together in the same classroom with the goal of developing respect, tolerance, and understanding for each other and for the partner culture. The school year consists of two semesters normally extending from the third week in August to early July.

This is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and provided by the school.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in fall 2022 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.

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