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Friends of the German School

FROGS – Friends of the German School

The Friends of the German School (FROGS) is a volunteer organization, started by interested parents in 1969, dedicated to:

  • Supporting and promoting the German School of Washington DC
  • Enriching the lives and experiences of our students and their families
  • Working together and having fun!

Our success depends on our members – on their personal efforts and commitment and on their financial support through membership dues and donations.

We are always looking for new members! Our goal is for every member of a German School organization to be a member of the Friends.


  • We organize the German School’s annual fund-raising events
    - The Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) held at the School in December
    - Making and selling Advent Wreaths in November
    - Dance Classes for students starting in the 9th Grade
    - The February Winter Ball, which caps the end of the dance classes
  • We run a volunteer handicraft organization (the Crafts Team or Bastelgruppe) where team members make items to be sold at the Christmas Market.
  • We finance student programs and activities (K through 12) that cannot be funded from the German School’s official budget.
  • We actively participate in Back-to-School Night, Summer Festival, and Open House events.
  • We promote the German School and recruit new members for Friends!



- Become a Friends member or renew your membership today!
We offer a three-year membership for $90, as well as special VIP and Sponsor memberships.
> Friends Membership registration

- Join the Crafts Team (Bastelgruppe)!
Drop by the Cafeteria on Tuesdays between 8:00am and 1:00pm. We look forward to having you help us make hand-crafted articles for sale at the Christmas Market. It is a great opportunity to socialize and make new friends!

- Help out at the Christmas Market! A call for volunteers will appear in the Wednesday Newsletter (Mittwochspost)

- Help make Advent Wreaths – we’ll show you how it’s done! A call for volunteers will appear in the Wednesday Newsletter (Mittwochspost) [when?]

Thank you so much for your support !

Your Friends



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Founded in 1969 and run solely by parent volunteers, this group raises funds to benefit the German School Washington.

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