Please note: Victoria German School classes are usually held at the University of Victoria campus.
Due to social distancing measures in response to COVID-19, most classes have transferred to an online format for the time being.
All adult classes, DSDI and DSDII, A2 and A1 classes will take place online until further notice.
Grundstufe 1 and 2 are held in person at Landsdowne Middle School, starting September 19, 2020.
Our Spielgruppe classes for 3 and 4-year-olds are cancelled this year due to COVID-19.
Welcome to the Victoria German School! Based in Victoria BC, the Victoria German School (VGS) is a recognized heritage language school that offers German language classes for children and adults, and organizes numerous cultural events within the community.
The Victoria German School has provided meaningful German language and cultural education in the Victoria area for over 25 years. VGS offers a wide range of classes, including German language introduction for pre-school and elementary levels, provincial high school credits, assistance in meeting German university requirements, and various adult classes. VGS fosters a community spirit, and family and friends are welcomed at many special events such as Laternenfest, Weihnachtsfest, Fasching, and more.
The Victoria German School is operated by the non-profit Victoria German School Society, a volunteer board of executives, our director and staffed by a team of energetic and dedicated teachers and assistants. Our programs are funded through tuition fees and fundraisers, as well as donations from parents, the community at large, the BC Direct Access Program and the Federal Government of Germany.
We are a proud member of the Canadian Association of German Language Schools and the PASCH Partner School Initiative. VGS teachers actively participate in German language professional development opportunities, and are involved in a variety of German culture activities in the greater community.
Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to working with you!