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Our admission process typically starts with a school visit. Contact us to set an appointment for a tour of our campus, or schedule a video call if a physical visit is not yet possible.  



How to Enroll

Please be aware that you have the option to enter either of both Sections, regardless of the native language of your child. The German Section allows the enrollment of young pupils without previous knowledge of German via an integration programme, while the English (formerly "International") Section integrates children without previous knowledge of English.

Applications for admission in the Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary of the German European School Manila go through the steps indicated below:

1. First Contact
Interested families are asked to contact the school to set a visit at the school. This can be done via the buttons above or by sending an email to

2. Initial Meeting & School Visit
On this meeting, we ask for the following documents to be submitted, if possible:

  • Photocopy of the student’s passport /Reisepass (if available)

  • Last 2 Report Cards/Progress Report from the child's current/last school

  • Confidential Student Evaluation Form (Click here to download)
    This form is required for all enrolling students who have previous pre-school/schooling experience. It is to be filled out by the child's former teacher, principal or guidance counselor. 


During the visit, the interested family will see the campus, get to know the contact persons for admission and get an impression of how school life is at GESM. The families then also receive our application forms  (see #4) and are briefed about what they need to submit and fill out.

3. Assessment and Interview

The report cards and evaluation form are assessed by the Head Teacher of the child's presumptive department (primary, secondary, etc.) In special cases, we might ask an incoming student to take a short assessment or interview for Math, English, German or other general academic skills. 

At Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2, an assessment is based on standardized observation comprising academic skills, social and personal competences.

Otherwise, the families may proceed to submit the application forms.

4. Submission of the Application Form

The application forms may be submitted via email to or sent as hard copies to the school address.

5. Approval and Enrollment
Once the forms are submitted and the student is assessed by the respective Head Teacher, the family will receive an official confirmation of admission from GESM. This letter will indicate in case there are pending forms or requirements that the family still needs to accomplish or submit. 

6. Payment of Fees
Upon receipt of the confirmation of admission, the family will receive an invoice directly from the school's accounting office indicating the amount they need to settle and the deadline for payment. GESM accepts payment in cash, cheque or bank transfer. The details are indicated on the invoice. 

7. First day of school
Upon payment of the necessary fees, the family will be contacted by the school's teachers or secretariat with information about the first day of school, materials to be prepared and other details. 


How to find the correct class level:

Please note that the German and the English Sections follow two different curricula.

For the German Section (School Year 2024/2025):

A child turning 6 years old on or before the 30th of June 2024, will enter

Grade 1.

For the English Section (School Year 2024/2025):

A child turning 6 years old on or before the 31st of August 2024, will enter

Grade 1.



Here's a breakdown of our current school fees.




Our admission process typically starts with a school visit. Contact us to set an appointment!


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