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:


In our preschool, children aged two to four enjoy play-based learning with plenty of time outdoors. Teachers are native German speakers and speak German exclusively with the children. However, preschoolers do not need to have prior knowledge of German before enrolling.

Preschool instruction is intimate, with a teacher-to-student ratio of one to six for two-year-olds and one to 10 for three- and four-year-olds. The daily routine is structured yet flexible. With teachers as their guides, children are encouraged to pursue activities of their choice and manage their own time. This fosters their self-discipline and confidence.

We offer half-day and full-day enrollment options at the preschool level. There are five groups in our Preschool, who learn and play together between 8:00am and 1:15pm. Many children also stay for our afternoon program until 2:45 pm or 4:45 pm. During the morning we also offer German Language Instruction in small groups.

If you should have any questions, please give us a call at 301.767.3838 or stop by the office.

Mojdeh Khojasteh
Preschool Principal


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