German Saturday School Boston Bids Farewell to Boston University: A New Chapter Begins
On May 12th, several hundred parents and students of the German Saturday School Boston came together to celebrate their annual Abschlussfeier which included presentations by younger students and saying good bye to graduates (many of whom have attended the school for more than 10 years). This year's celebration in the auditorium of BU's College of General Studies was also marked by bidding farewell to Boston University which has housed the Saturday School for the past 45 years. During that time, the Saturday School has grown from a few dozen students to a school that now teaches the German language and culture to more than 300 children from Preschool to 11th Grades. This spike in student numbers also prompted the school's administration to look for facilities outside of BU allowing for all classes to be taught under one roof (classrooms have been spread over several buildings on the BU campus).
Enlarge image Consul General Friedrich Löhr speaking to the school community at the German Saturday School Boston (© German Saturday School Boston) The German Saturday School has been extremely appreciative of Boston University's generous hospitality over the last four decades. Both Consul General Friedrich Löhr, who was in attendance at the ceremony, as well as the chair of the Saturday School's School Committee, Heri Sontgerath, expressed sincere thanks to BU's Dr. Doug Sears, the Associate Provost and Assistant to the President, for the University's longtime cooperation and support of the school: By providing a home for the Saturday School, Boston University contributed greatly to the advancement of German language learning and culture in the Greater Boston area.
Enlarge image (© German Saturday School Boston) For the German Saturday School, a new chapter is about to begin: As of September 2012, the school will move to the Diamond Middle School in Lexington, MA. Registration numbers for the next school year have been extremely strong and the school's administration is currently seeking to fill several teaching positions. Eligible candidates (native fluency in German as well as a teaching degree and experience are required) are invited to send their resumes to the school's principal germansaturdayschoolboston%27%org,principal
More information on the school can be found under www.germansaturdayschoolboston.org