German International School Boston

57 Holton Street,
Allston, MA, 02134
Tel: (617)783-2600
Grades: PK - 12 | 196 students
The German International School Boston is a Preschool (starting age 3) through High School (Grade 12). Students have the option to graduate with a German Abitur and/or an American High School diploma. We provide an excellent bilingual academic education in German and English that fosters social responsibility in an atmosphere of openness, trust and mutual respect.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 196 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
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Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Kizzi Buchmelter

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Newman School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Advent School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Advent School (0.6 miles away)
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  • Boston The Advent School
    15 Brimmer Street
    Boston , MA , 02108
    (617)742-0520
    0.6  mi  |  213  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Boston
    Learning Project Elementary School
    107 Marlborough Street
    Boston , MA , 02116
    (617)266-8427
    0.7  mi  |  117  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Boston
    Park Street School
    (Christian)
    67 Brimmer St
    Boston , MA , 02108
    (617)523-7577
    (Christian)
    0.7  mi  |  146  students  |  Gr.  K-7
  • Boston
    The Newman School
    247 Marlborough Street
    Boston , MA , 02116
    (617)267-4530
    0.7  mi  |  240  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Boston
    John Winthrop School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    66 Marlborough St
    Boston , MA , 02116
    (617)267-7159
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.7  mi  |  54  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 09, 2014 - We enrolled our oldest daughter at the GISB six years ago, back then there were 74 students enrolled. Since then we have seen the student body grow twice its size, we have seen the school extend to 12th grade (the first DIAP - deutsche Internationale Abiturpruefung - is written these days), saw it awarded the title of an excellent German School abroad (exzellente deutsche Auslandsschule) by the Bund-Lander-Inspection and most important of all, we see our daughter, our son and now since last fall our little one thrive at this school. Not only academically, but also in terms of self confidence and social intelligence. The teachers are young and motivated, the principal does not only have visions but really pulls through with them and the atmosphere is always friendly and like a big family. Our kids love this school and so do we. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 09, 2014 - We moved to Boston a year ago. Coming from Germany with experience in the rigid school system of Bavaria we were very pleased with the multi-cultural environment at GISB. Small class sizes where every kid gets a high level of attention and individualized support helped our teenager son to make a smooth transition within short time. Maybe more importantly, he quickly became part of the community and likes going to GISB a lot. We perceive the quality of teaching as very good. The kids have a tough schedule but are carefully guided. The approach of the school is exceptional and training is focused to grow kids with personality and skills that will help them to meet the challenges of a globalized world. Getting bi-lingual education and training in two additional languages is definitely a plus. Not to forget the Deutsches Abitur and the US High School Diploma. Of course there is always something you would like to improve. However, the community is strong, involved and committed and the cooperation with the school administration very close. In summary: We are very happy with the decision we made and would encourage everyone interested to have a closer look at this school. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 09, 2014 - What attracted us to the GISB were high teaching standards, emphasis on independent and group learning, as well as the opportunity to obtain American and international diplomas. Beyond that, we want our children to grow up in a multicultural setting where they interact with innovative, cosmopolitan role models every day. It''s a creative learning environment that is establishing a great track record. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 09, 2014 - We enrolled our oldest daughter at the GISB seven years ago, back then there were 74 students enrolled. Since then we have seen the student body grow more than twice its size, we have seen the school extend to 12th grade (the first DIAP - Deutsche Internationale Abiturpruefung - was written last year ), saw it awarded the title of "Excellent German School Abroad" (exzellente deutsche Auslandsschule) by the Bund-Lander-Inspection and most important of all, we see our daughter, our son and now since fall 2012 our little one thrive at this school. Not only academically, but also in terms of self confidence and social intelligence. The teachers are young and motivated, the principal does not only have visions but really pulls through with them and the atmosphere is always friendly and like a big family. Our kids love this school and so do we. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 09, 2014 - Our children are attending the German International School and so far, we are very pleased with the academic program and the culture of the school. GISB is a unique school offering a bilingual education in German and English, and is one of only 140 "German Schools Abroad" that are supported by the German government. Notably, GISB has received an award of excellence from the German government! The school curriculum and educational philosophy are sometimes difficult to appreciate by some parents coming from a non-European background, but there are many families of various backgrounds who are highly satisfied with the school. So far, our children are very happy at the school and are developing as self-reliant learners and confident individuals. The school has a close-knit parent community and there are plenty of opportunities to interact with other parents, teachers, and administrators through participation in social and academic events. At any given year, GISB students can represent over 15 nationalities, and our young children are already aware of cultural, religious, and ethnic diversities, and are being trained as global citizens. Like any other school, GISB will not fulfill the needs of every parent and every student, but it is a perfect school for our family. - Posted by Parent

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