Bad Tölz ES History

Opened: 1946
Closed: 1991

Bad Toelz American Elementary School was one of the original schools opened in Germany in 1946. It was under the Munich school group. This group had fifteen schools with a total projected enrollment of seventy-five students. By 1954 the school had an enrollment of 225 and Ms. Doris Baker was the principal. Ms. Baker was at the school from 1950 to 1979 as a teacher and/or principal.

The elementary school was located in the housing area about two blocks outside the Flint Kaserne which was part of the Bad Toelz Army complex. The high school students were bussed daily (approximately a one-hour drive) to Munich.

The permanent school facility was completed in January 1958. It had ten classrooms, a kindergarten, a music room and an auditorium/gymnasium. All the classrooms had floor-to-ceiling windows that allowed a breathtaking view of the nearby Alps.

In the 1980s there were ten to twelve teachers and 200-260 students in grades K-8. The staff included eight classroom teachers, one German language teacher, a library technician, secretary, supply person and principal. The school received itinerant support for music and special education. About half of the students walked to school and the others, who lived at the extremities of the housing area were transported by bus. There wasn’t a cafeteria or lunch facilities so all children went home for lunch.

The school was closed in 1991.


Information from DOD School Information Guides

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