German International School New York

German International School New York (GISNY) 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 GISNY, we strive to create an atmosphere marked by openness, trust and mutual respect with the belief that happy students learn best. Graduates earn a NY high school diploma and a German International Abitur (DIA) 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 Students409 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade German International School New York Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,000
Tuition NotesPre-K & Kindergarten: $23,000 Grade 1 - Grade 12: $23,600
Admissions DirectorDr. Simone Bruemmer
Admissions AssociateMarina Lula


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyRock Climbing,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Bilingualism, internationalism, STEM and private, tailored teaching makes for great outcomes! All 3 of my kids went to this schoolfrom the ground up, my oldest daughter graduated in 2020, got a scholarship to study biochemistry at a top university. All 3 are not just perfectly bilingual plus some decent Spanish & French but put me to shame in math and sciences (I went to a regular US high school). This school shines even among top private NYSAIS schools for it's math & sciences. From Kindergarten on they model good behaviors and teach self-discipline, respect, tolerance & critical thinking that set up the kids for long-term success. We were lucky to have this school as an option, it is a differentiator, we can see how our daughter has a competitive edge. Thank you to this school and it's great staff and teachers!
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Our two children have been at GISNY since 2015 and they love it. We are a multinational and multilingual family. We moved from NYC to Westchester so that our children could benefit from this wonderful campus with lots of outdoor space and a rigorous curriculum, with a focus on independent and critical thinking. Our children started in elementary school and are now in middle and high school. Overall, we are very satisfied with the excellent bilingual education (plus Spanish and French program), the teachers and the facilities (new library, cafeteria, bright classrooms) and a supportive school community. In the past year we have been particularly impressed with the Covid-19 response and the swift switch to remote learning in spring 2020 when all the schools had to close. The students received continued high-level education and had a structured school day. Since the beginning of the new school year 2020/21 the school is doing everything to keep the school open and safe. At GISNY graduates earn both a NY State High School Diploma and the German International Abitur. The German International Abitur allows the graduates to apply to excellent universities around the world.
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