Deutsche Schule Athen
The German School of Athens, or Deutsche Schule Athen (GSA / DSA, in Greek Γερμανική Σχολή Αθηνών, ΓΣΑ or also known Dörpfeld Gymnasium), is a coeducational independent, high school in Greece. The school has been in operation since 1896. It was founded by architect and archeologist Wilhelm Dörpfeld.
The German School of Athens is considered a highly selective school, since children are usually taught both in Greek and German language and have to sit for both Greek and German final exams at the end of the last grade. This enables them both a Greek and German high school diploma (Abitur). Pupils have to take entry exams in order to become students of the Greek section of Gymnasium.
It is one of the oldest and most prestigious private schools in Greece, after a very large number of students graduating from the school has excelled in politics, the arts, science and business.
Education is mainly in German and Greek - following the Greek educational system, and allowing students to sit for Greek university entrance exams and at the same time prepare students for the German Abitur examinations. Its students are also taught the English language at a high level.
Upholding the tradition of an environment friendly school, the German School of Athens had Greece's largest solar roof installed before the 2004 Olympic Games. The project was backed by German Federal Ministry of Economics and Labor (BMWA), the German Energy Agency and the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.