Dunbar is the only middle school in Lynchburg City Schools to offer German courses.

Each year in October German 1 students get a chance to participate in a field trip to Busch Gardens joining other middle school and high school students from Virginia. This field trip is sponsored by V.O.G.S. (Virginia Organization of German Students). They also experience a part of Oktoberfest by going to a German dinner in October. We are currently working toward possibility to take part in a yearly convention where students compete in knowledge of German language and culture.

Both, exploratory German and German 1 classes visit the computer labs frequently working on their projects and exploring German culture by means of various Internet activities. They also learn as part of their course about current trends in German speaking countries, e.g. popular music.