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History

Year

Milestone

1980

Founding of the “Alexander von Humboldt” German School Montreal with students from grades 1 to 4, located at Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in the West End of Montreal

1983

Move to Dorval

1984

Move to the current location in Baie-D’Urfé

1985

Founding of the charitable association “Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt School” to financially support the school

1988

The Province of Québec officially recognizes the German curriculum but requests that certain core subjects of the Quebec curriculum be incorporated. Students who obtain the DES (“Diplôme d’études secondaires”) at the completion of grade 11 may go on to attend a Quebec CEGEP (College) for two years.

1989

Students of the first graduation year are awarded the DES (“Diplôme d’études secondaires”) – High School Diploma

1992

The Province of Quebec and the government of the Federal Republic of Germany conclude an agreement (“Entente”) governing the school’s operation

1995

Extension phase I: 7 new classrooms

1995

Introduction of the “Deutsche Sprachdiplom II” (German proficiency certificate) for Grade 11 students awarded by the German conference of cultural ministers

1997

Extension phase II: 4 new classrooms

2004

Extension phase III: new classrooms, physics labs, art room, parent teacher meeting room, cafeteria

2005

25th anniversary
A new corporate image is created; a school uniform is introduced, and the school changes its name into “Alexander von Humboldt School German International School Montreal”

2007

Extension of the cafeteria and new courtyard landscaping

2009

Extension phase IV: Construction of the Hagen Sports Centre and 4 additional classrooms

2010

30th anniversary
For the first time, AvH graduates obtain the diploma “Deutsche Internationale Abitur”

2012

The German government (Federal Office of Administration) recognizes AvH as an “Exzellente Auslandsschule” (German School Abroad of Excellence) following the inspection of the quality framework

2013

Redesign of the outdoor sports facilities

2015

Complete renovation and upgrading of the biology and chemistry labs