German International School New York

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  • German International School New York (GIS) welcomes families of every background with an interest in German language and culture into our vibrant Pre-K through Grade 12 college prep day school in the heart of Westchester.
  • Since 1980, we have combined German and American curricula into our academically outstanding multilingual program, offering German, English, French, Spanish and Latin.
  • The strength of our academic program, which covers all of the major disciplines of the arts, math and sciences, and the depth of our international community nurture children’s natural capacity for languages and support their growth into inquisitive, open-minded and socially responsible global citizens.
  • At GIS, we strive to create an atmosphere marked by openness, trust and mutual respect witih the belief that happy students learn best.
  • Graduates earn a NY high school diploma and a German International Abitur/Baccalaureate and are accepted to competitive colleges and universities in the US, Canada and Europe. We open a world of possibilities for your child.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1980

Student Body

Total Students417 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 28%
Students by GradeGerman International School New York Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,025
Tuition NotesPre-K: $15,500 K - 4: $19,025 5 - 12: $19,525
Admissions DirectorDr. Simone Bruemmer

School Notes

  • •  Children do not need to speak or understand German for admission to our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs.  •  Applicants to our Lower School (grades 1 – 4) must demonstrate a basic understanding of German such that they are comfortable participating in classroom activities and homework assignments in German.  And while you do not need to speak German at home, those children who have opportunities to converse and read in German outside of school have an overall easier time achieving fluency and literacy.  •  Applicants to our Middle and Upper Schools must be fluent and literate in German.   •  English fluency is not required at any grade level. 
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  • Rye
    Grades: PK-12 | 900 students
    3.2 miles
    Cedar St
    Rye, NY 10580
    (914)925-4513
    3.2 PK-12
    900
  • White Plains
    Grades: NS-1 | 155 students
    3.5 miles
    200 Old Tarrytown Road
    White Plains, NY 10603
    (914)949-2635
    3.5 NS-1
    155
  • White Plains
    Grades: K-8 | 222 students
    1.1 miles
    888 Mamaroneck Ave
    White Plains, NY 10605
    (914)761-0124
    1.1 K-8
    222
  • Albany
    Grades: PK-12 | 335 students
    112.8 miles
    135-140 Academy Road
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518)429-2300
    112.8 PK-12
    335
  • Ardsley
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-5 | 25 students
    5.2 miles
    One Cross Road
    Ardsley, NY 10502
    (914)479-0722
    5.2 PK-5
    25

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