Information

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: https://giswashington.org/request-information-package.html

GISW updates related to the Coronavirus: https://giswashington.org/coronavirus.html

Grades 5-12

In the Upper School, our students acquire mastery of 12 academic subjects — in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics, foreign languages, social sciences and the arts — while developing important leadership skills and critical judgment. In other words, our Upper School prepares them not just to excel in college and their professional careers, but to become engaged citizens of the world.


At the GISW, students think in German and live German culture every day. Most classes are held in German, although some are taught bilingually in German and English on a rotating basis. In sixth grade, students may choose to study French or Spanish as a third language. Latin is offered beginning in eighth grade, and a fourth modern language in tenth. By the time they graduate, many of our students are fluent in three or four languages.


Classes in biology, chemistry, and physics are taught every year from seventh through 12th grade in our modern, fully-equipped science building. Students discover scientific principles primarily through hands-on experimentation.

College Preparation
We offer numerous Advanced Placement  (AP) courses. However, we do not distinguish between basic and advanced classes  —  all classes are taught at an advanced level. Students graduate with two qualifications, the globally recognized German International Abitur (DIA) and a high-school diploma from the state of Maryland.


Graduates of the GISW go on to attend some of the most competitive colleges and universities around the world. In recent years, these have included Ivy League institutions, such as Harvard University and Yale University, as well as renowned universities in European cities such as Berlin, London, Munich, Paris, Vienna, and Zurich.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email.

 

A. Linnenbrink
Coordinator for Grades 5-9
alinnenbrink@giswashington.org


R. Tack
Coordinator for Grades 10-12
rtack@giswashington.org

ALUMNI

The German International School Washington D.C. stays in touch with its alumni around the globe and is very proud of their achievements.

Are you an alum?

FRIENDS OF THE GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL WASHINGTON D.C.

Founded in 1969 and run solely by parent volunteers, this group raises funds to benefit GISW. Learn more about the Friends