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About Us

The Alexander von Humboldt German International School Montreal is a multilingual–German, French and English—private, co-educational school serving students from preschool to grade 12.

At AvH, our mission begins with a commitment to diversity. We strive to educate students with a view to tolerance, respect for others and learning and acting on their own authority. Our challenging program adheres to both German and Quebec curricular requirements. The principal areas of academic focus are:







Experienced teaching staff, varied classroom methodology, extracurricular programs and modern facilities ensure a high quality of education.

Since our doors opened in 1980, we have dedicated ourselves to give the gift of additional languages to our students along with a sound, internationally recognized academic foundation. Our graduates possess powerful tools for international communication and become active global citizens.

We invite you to explore our distinctive multilingual, multicultural approach to teaching and learning by exploring our website, visiting us at an open house or scheduling a visit.

“From the very beginning, our students are part of an international community.”

A student who completes our academic program achieves:

  • Native-level proficiency in German and English
  • Second-language level or native-level proficiency in French (depending on stream selection)
  • Advanced math and science education
  • Quebec High School Diploma
  • German Proficiency Diploma DSD II
  • German International Abitur Learn more
Discover our approach to
multilingual learning.
Our programs

PrK - KG

The foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

Elementary School
1 - 4

We focus on the personal development of each child.

High School
5 - 12

Our students acquire mastery of over twelve academic subjects.

Our student body
300 students

300 Students

12:1 teacher ratio

12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio

25+ Nationalities

25+ Nationalities

60% of students are non-German speaking

60% of Students are non-German-speaking

15+ extracurricular activities offered per semester

15+ extracurricular activities offered per semester

Belongs to a worldwide network of 140 German schools abroad

Belongs to a worldwide network of 140 German schools abroad