Educational mission statement
The Deutsche Sprachschule Bloomfield, Inc. supports its students in their personal development to become language-skilled, responsible, tolerant, team-oriented, and environmentally conscientious citizens of the world.
Deutsche Sprachschule Bloomfield, Inc. (DSB) was founded in 1982 and reorganized to a Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1999.
Since 2007, DSB has been an accredited testing school and PASCH-SCHULE, and is supported by the German Agency for Schools Abroad "Bundeszentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen" (ZfA) in Germany.
Values & Principles
Why We Stand Out
Since 2009, the Deutsche Sprachschule Bloomfield, Inc. has worked in cooperation with Fern-Universitäten in Hagen, Göttingen, Riedlingen, Koblenz-Landau, and AKAD Hochschule Stuttgart, Germany, and supervises testing for the different faculties in Michigan.
Administrative School Team (AST) and Board members are comprised of experienced professionals and parents with educational backgrounds. The highly motivated and committed team members contributed to the school’s growth from 35 students to the present enrollment of about 300 students. DSB has become one of the largest German Language Schools in the US.
DSB admits students of any race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national, and ethnic origin, or any other legally protected status under Michigan or Federal law, to all the programs, activities, rights, and privileges.
What Our Students & Parents Say
I attended the Deutsche Sprachschule Bloomfield up to the 10th grade and passed my DSD II language diploma at the highest level.
I'm currently a freshman at the University of Michigan. I am studying "International Studies" as a major and Economics as a minor in preparation for my later law studies at UofM. The German language and, above all, the knowledge that I learned at the DSB now allows me to do a double major at the college. My German skills got tested at the beginning of my studies, and I had already achieved 80% of the required credits for a German degree. As a result, the University of Michigan recommended that I aim for a double major since I can complete German with relatively little effort before the end of my studies.
Although it was challenging to cope with German in the afternoons in addition to regular school or with additional homework, I'm glad I did it because it helps me now in college and will certainly also in the future.
From my experience, it was not always easy to attend the German school and the American school every week, apart from the homework. I often didn't enjoy it, but in the end, I can say with absolute certainty that the effort was more than worth it because it is thanks to the DSB and the DSD II that I completed there that I made it my teacher training in Germany with a focus on languages. But even for those who don't necessarily want to study German or become a teacher, the DSD I and II can open many doors, apart from the fact that mastering another language is simply a "cool" thing.
In spring 2022, I received my DSD II.
I was born in the US but attended German as a Native Language class. Yes, I made it through the whole ten years; it wasn't always easy, not even for my parents and especially not for my teacher. With this knowledge of German, I would like to do a semester abroad in Germany.
I've been training to become an "Automotive Service Technician" at Washtenaw Community College for 2.5 years. I also work in a repair workshop for Porsche. We also work there on older models for which the repair instructions and spare parts descriptions only exist in German. With my knowledge of German, I can help the team well. Later, I would like to study abroad in Germany during my college education. My DSD II diploma will open a few doors for that. The ten years of DSD were worth it, after all.
I attended DSB for twelve years, from preschool to 10th Grade. During that time I found new friends, had great teachers, and mastered my German language skills. Because of this program I was not only able to keep up communicating with my family in Austria but also experience German culture in the US.
I was born in Germany and raised there for a few years. When I moved to the US I wanted to attend a school of the same academic level as schools in Germany so I dedided to attend DSB. Because half of my relatives still lives in Germany it was important for us to be able to continue communicating with them in German. Everyone was so friendly and supported me every step of the way. It was such a surprising and supportive environment, and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to attend this school.
(family is moving back to Germany after several years in the US)
Thank you so much! Our kids' schools in Germany were so excited to hear that the kids are up to date with their German language classes!
Stephanie G.(3 children)
I attended DSB from the first to the tenth grade, and completed it at the DSD II level. The time at DSB meant a lot to me, and my German skills remained strong because of it. Every year the teachers were invested in my success as a student, and they brought much energy into the classroom every week. Because of the school and the certificate I have had the opportunity to work internationally and to prove my German skills. When I look back I forget all the homework and rather remember the good times in my classes with my classmates. DSB is a special school that I would recommend to any German speaking child.