Courses and Descriptions

The Upper School provides a well-balanced education for some 890 students in Grades 6-12, delivered by more than 100 faculty members. While there is no separation between Middle School and High School, developmentally-appropriate practices and accommodations are made at each grade level, with the majority of faculty teaching across all grade levels.

For an overview of our course descriptions, please select one of the course guides below.

Grading Criteria in the Upper School

The following grading scale (1-7) is used for students in Grade 6-12, and is based on IB Diploma criteria.

7 – Outstanding work, in which you apply relevant skills, knowledge and concepts almost faultlessly, with sophistication. Your work shows exceptional judgement, maturity, insight and analysis; it also shows marked independence, originality and flair.

6 – A very thorough application of relevant skills, knowledge and concepts. Your work shows very sound judgement, maturity, insight and analysis with independence and originality.

5 – A thorough application of relevant skills, knowledge and concepts. Your work, on the whole, shows sound judgement, insight and analysis with some independence and originality.

4 – An adequate application of the main relevant skills, knowledge and concepts. Your work shows some evidence of reasonable judgement, insight and analysis.

3 – A partly successful application of the main relevant skills, knowledge and concepts. There has been little evidence of reasonable judgement, insight or analysis. Your work may show clear difficulties in some areas and you may need extra support.

2 – A very limited application of the main relevant skills, knowledge and concepts. Your work has not shown evidence of judgement, insight or analysis. Your work shows marked difficulties in several areas, even with extra support.

1 – Little or no evidence of any ability to understand or apply the basic skills, knowledge and concepts, even with extra support. Your work has not shown evidence of judgement, insight or analysis.

Download a PDF version of the grading scale listed above.

Primary School
Alfred-Lechler-Str. 10
61440 Oberursel, Germany
+49 (0) 6171-2024-500
Elementary/Upper School
An der Waldlust 15
61440 Oberursel, Germany
+49 (0) 6171-2024-0
Wiesbaden Campus
Rudolf-Dietz-Str. 14
65207 Wiesbaden, Germany
+49 (0) 6127-9940-0
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