Our Facts

The GSSB meets over 30 Saturdays, from September to May from 9:30 -12:30 at Diamond Middle School, 99 Hancock Street, Lexington, MA .  There are 40 faculty teaching 435 students enrolled in 37 different classrooms, ranging from Preschool to 12th grade.

 

Please find below excerpts of our most recent parent survey, conducted in May 2017.

 

Overall School Experience

Excellent Good Sum
Overall Curriculum 43% 46% 89%
Academic Progress 33% 53% 86%
Classroom Experience 43% 50% 93%
Class Size 50% 43% 93%
Amount of Homework 18% 55% 73%
Grading Transparency 23% 55% 78%
Cultural Experiences 58% 31% 89%
Library Lending Process 62% 35% 97%
Tuition 37% 46%  83%

 

Communications: Parents to School

Excellent Good Sum
Access to Administrative Manager 48% 39% 87%
Access to Principal 53% 34% 87%
Access to Teachers 70% 24% 94%
Teacher-Parent Communication 49% 34% 83%
Email Communication 68% 26% 94%
Parent Handbook 43% 42% 85%
Electronic Newsletter 57% 33% 90%

 

School Life

Excellent Good Sum
Parent Orientation 33% 47% 80%
Kaffee-Ecke 47% 38% 85%
Nikolaus classroom visits 61% 30% 91%
Christmas Presentation 52% 32% 84%
End-of-year Celebration 58% 31% 89%
Length of school day 47% 41% 88%
Time of school day 54% 35% 89%
Length of recess 49% 42% 91%

 

Tests/Diplomas

Test 2015/16 2016/17
AATG National German Exam, Levels 2, 3, 4 122 120
IVA Level A2 37 20
DSD Level 1 32 27
DSD Level 2 10 10