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:


The bookstore provides the school books from Germany and the U.S. We also take used books into commission upon which they are available for purchase at the bookstore.

In February, the book and supply lists for the next academic school year become available on the website. Books can be ordered during the time frame stated on the website.

In May, the books the books are ready for pick up. They need to be paid in US$, either by check or cash. (Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit cards.)

We always order a few extra copies for new students who arrive after the book order deadline and/or during the school year. Parents of new students should contact us as early as possible to make sure -books are available.

We also sell German school supplies.

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 7:30am to 9:00am
Tuesday: 7:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday: 11:00am to 1:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am to 10:00am


Phone: 301.767.3822

Please note that all further information will be published in the Wednesday Mail.


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