German International School Chicago

The German International School Chicago (GISC) is a private, non-profit IB World School that provides students with a bilingual, international education from Preschool through Grade 8.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded2007
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students158 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade German International School Chicago Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,800
Tuition Notes
Admissions DirectorKatharina Pohl


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBallet, Dance, Indoor Soccer, Martial Arts, SoccerBalletDance,
Indoor SoccerMartial Arts,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess, Coding, Homework Supervision

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Sculpturing, Theater, Viola, Violin, Vocal Coaching

Recreational Athletic Programs:
German Wheel (Rhönrad), Yoga, Zumba

School Notes

  • The German International School Chicago (GISC) is a private, non-profit IB World School that provides students with a bilingual, international education from Preschool through Grade 8.
  • Low student-teacher ratios enable students to learn in a supportive and individualized environment that nurtures curiosity and creativity while fostering global awareness. GISC students fluent in German and English will become well-rounded, creative, and responsible global citizens.
  • GISC welcomes students of all backgrounds and nationalities. The current student body represents 43 nationalities with over 30 languages spoken at home. GISC is a highly open-minded, diverse, and international learning institution with a strong sense of community.
  • Non-German-speaking students are welcome to apply through Grade 2.

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The nearest high school to German International School Chicago is Ravenswood Baptist Christian School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Chicago Montessori (0.1 miles away)
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