Award Year: 2019

AFNorth Middle/High School

Unit 21606
Netherlands, DD, 09703-1601

(314) 366-6941

Mrs. Alice Berard, Principal at time of Nomination

Europe - West District

School Website


The mission of AFNorth Middle/High School is to educate, engage, and empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 57%
  • Hispanic: 16%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 11%
AFNorth National School Flags

AFNorth National School Flags

AFNorth Middle/High School is a Department of Defense Education Activity School located in the southern Netherlands. We serve dependents of military and civilian government employees stationed in bases in Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany. Through a unique partnership, AFNorth MHS is one of seven schools which make up AFNorth International School. Students have an opportunity to collaborate with students of school systems of four other nations. On any given day, AFNorth students may be learning in classes with peers of 28 different countries under the guidance of teachers from 4 different nations.

The vision of AFNorth Middle/High School is excellence in education for every student, every day, everywhere. With an emphasis on rigorous education and high expectations. AFNorth MHS offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses in both face to face and virtual platforms. In 2018, 62.5% of our AP students scored a three or higher on their AP tests. This percentage is higher than DoDEA or global averages!

Our school's guiding principles are:
Success for ALL STUDENTS,
Trust and respect for others,
Uncompromising advocacy for students,
Equal access to quality rigorous education,
New and motivating challenges to inspire excellence,
Teaching with HIGH EXPECTATIONS, and a
Safe and stable learning environment to influence daily decisions.

The AFNorth MHS staff and administration work diligently to meet these guiding principles each and every day. The staff encourages students to develop and demonstrate the behavior that will help them be successful citizens in our global community.