Department of Defense Education Activity

About Our School

Welcome to Alexander M. Patch Elementary located in Stuttgart, Germany. It is part of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDEA) system which operates schools world-wide for children of military sponsors, Department of Defense civilians, and State Department personnel. Patch ES was opened in 1979 and provides instruction to about 500 students from kindergarten through grade five. The school staff averages around 45 and includes two administrators, classroom teachers, specialists, and clerical and technical personnel. The school has been temporarily relocated to Panzer Kaserne. The stallion became the mascot of PES a few years after Stuttgart American High School closed (1992).

School Colors: Blue & White

Mascot Name: Stallions

Grades Served: K- 5 & PSCD

Enrollment: 460

Computer/Student ratio: 1:2

Teacher/Student ratio: Primary: 1:18, Intermediate: 1:22