Head of School Welcome

Dear AvH Community,

I am pleased to welcome you back to the 2020-21 school year! I would like to extend a special welcome to all new families joining AvH this year!

Our goal at AvH is to work together to provide our students with a rich learning environment. In doing so, the health, safety and well-being of students and staff is a top priority. After weeks of meticulous planning and preparation, AvH re-opened its doors on August 24 to let students return to their classrooms in a carefully structured manner.  Since then we continue to monitor, follow, and even exceed all measures outlined by the government.

Let us work together to make AvH a place where students enjoy learning and delight in coming to school.

All the best,

Dr. Martin Braun


Baie D’Urfe, September 2020

International School – Three Languages – Two School Diplomas

AvH is a member of a network of over 140 German schools abroad. In 2012, we were awarded the official “Excellent School Abroad” seal of approval by the German government. We are recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec. Therefore, we can offer two degrees: the internationally respected and globally recognized German International baccalauréat (Abitur), which allows a seamless transition to university studies, as well as the Quebec Secondary School Diploma, which leads to CEGEP. Our school’s academic success is clearly reflected in the fact that our graduates go on to the world’s leading universities.

Since its founding in 1980, AvH has been educating students of German, Canadian and international origin. Our graduates acquire a wide range of skills and competencies and they master three languages: German, French and English. All this prepares them especially well for the challenges of our global world.