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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
170 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
German International School Chicago Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Admissions Director
Nathalie Kohlhaas (Preschool) & Danica Polanski (Grades K-8)


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
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.
Profile last updated: 08/26/2021

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