March 30, 2020:  Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order for Marylanders which means no one should leave their home for any reason other than essential work, to get food or other fundamental reason. The order takes effect at 8 pm.
For the GISW this means:

1. All GISW buildings will be closed for the foreseeable future. 

2. In order to give our teachers and parents more time to prepare, we are postponing both parent nights that were scheduled for tonight to Thursday at the same time.

Distance Learning until Friday, April 24th, 2020.

We are here for you as we continue to prepare for the 2020/21 school year. The Admissions Office remains open. Please complete this form and we will contact you:

GISW updates related to the Coronavirus:

Book Ordering

Please print and complete the respective book list for the coming academic year and return it to the bookstore by no later than Wednesday, February 26th, 2020. Outside of our opening hours you can drop off your book order at the reception desk. Please complete one list per child!

Alternatively you can submit the form as an email attachment to

Should you be interested in purchasing used books, please check the box on your order form. Please keep in mind that the availability of used books may vary.

Should you have any questions, please contact us either via email at or call us at 301.767.3822. We will gladly assist you.


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