Learning how to navigate the German secondary school system (gymnasium) has been quite challenging for our American children, but we’re finally understanding how things work.
Are Our Kids Thriving or Surviving as Foreigners?
In our last video in our school series, we shared our journey to getting our two oldest sons enrolled in a German gymnasium. It was quite a struggle, and there were many ups and downs!
This week it’s all about how our boys have been doing now that school has been in session for nearly three months. From the first day of school to the subjects they’re taking, to learning how to use public transportation by themselves, it’s been a huge learning experience for all of us.
To learn more about the German school system, we recommend:
Watch all of the videos about our experience in German schools here:
- How Our American Kids are Doing in German Grundschule (Elementary School)
- How Our American Kids Got into a German Gymnasium – Part I
- German Kindergarten was NOT What We Expected
- What is German School like for Our American Kids?
- Surprising German Culture Shocks (many of them are about school)
- German Kindergarten Culture Shocks
- German Grundschule Culture Shocks
In February of 2021, we packed up our American family of six, with four kids ages 11 and under, and moved halfway across the world to Germany to follow our dream of living in Europe again! When we were first married, we lived for two years in France and fell in love with the European way of life. Moving to Germany has been a whirlwind, especially with four kids in tow, but we’re already growing stronger and better from the experiences we are having. It has NOT been easy, but that’s how it usually is in life when you go after your dreams!
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