Bad Nauheim ES History

Opened: 1946
Closed: 2006

Bad Nauheim Elementary School was located in Bad Nauheim, Germany, a world-famous spa town. The town is approximately twenty-five miles north of Frankfurt at the edge of the Taunus Mountains.

Bad Nauheim American School was opened in 1946 as one of the original schools in Germany after World War II. Bad Nauheim was part of the original Frankfurt district that had 163 students in eleven different school locations. By the 1953-54 school year there were 365 students in grades one through six, and the principal was Doris Tappin.

In the 1981-82 school year, the school enrollment was 330 students in grades kindergarten through six. The staff consisted of twelve elementary teachers, 1.5 kindergarten teachers, two host nation teachers, a learning development specialist, a reading improvement teacher, a music specialist, a library technician, two clerks, and a principal. The upper-grades team taught reading, math, social studies, and health. The lower grades teamed for reading and mathematics. The school had some cross grade classes as well as combination classes. A school psychologist and a speech therapist visited the school twice a month.

By the 1987-88 school year there were 495 students in grades kindergarten through seven. The school had fifteen elementary teachers, two kindergarten teachers, a compensatory education teacher, host nation teacher, and a media specialist. There were part-time specialists for art, physical education, counselor, nurse, psychologist, TAG, speech, and English as a Second Language (ESL).

By the mid-nineties the enrollment had dropped to 250 students for kindergarten through seventh grade.


Information from DoDDS School Information Guides and websites

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