We are excited to start the school year using our new school name "GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL WASHINGTON D.C." - Please note that our URL has changed to: www.giswashington.org and update your bookmarks accordingly. Thank you!

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New Name. New Mission Statement. New Logo.

New Name. New Mission Statement. New Logo: Effective August 2017 the Deutsche Schule Washington D.C. will be known as The German International School Washington D.C. (GISW):

Potomac, Maryland – The German International School Washington D.C. (GISW) will celebrate the official unveiling of a new name, mission statement and logo in the presence of honored guests on August 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm, as part of the Welcome Night, the School’s annual kick-off event for the new school year.

German International School Washington D.C.

Independent. Bilingual. Weltoffen.

The German International School Washington D.C. (GISW) a private, co-educational K-12 German/English bilingual school located on a lush 17-acre campus in Potomac, Maryland, provides students with a unique international perspective by combining the best of both US and German academic education. Graduates earn two diplomas - the German International Abitur (DIA) as well as a U.S. High School Diploma.  The re-branding is the visible expression of the School’s educational philosophy and the international character of the student body, which currently hails from over 20 different countries.

"With the renaming of our School and our new mission statement, we celebrate the growing international character and diversity of our student body, bilingualism, and the tolerance and openness of our School community.  At the same time, the German International School Washington D.C. (GISW) is rising to the challenge of maintaining an excellent, modern, progressive German School Abroad and an attractive school choice for parents and students in the Washington, D.C. area" Petra Palenzatis, GISW Head of School, said.

German International School Washington D.C .:

Founded in 1961, the German International School Washington D.C. (GISW), is the oldest and largest accredited German School Abroad in North America, currently serving over 510 Pre-K to 12th grade students and fostering German-American friendship for over 55 years. GISW provides students with a unique, stimulating and multicultural environment and a challenging German curriculum including advanced Science classes and the opportunity to become fluent in English and German, as well as proficient in French, Spanish and Latin. A German education enjoys an outstanding reputation internationally and GISW Graduates have gone on to study at prestigious universities in Germany and the United States as well as several other European countries and around the world.

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

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Founded in 1969 and run solely by parent volunteers, this group raises funds to benefit GISW.

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