Approach

German School Brooklyn is the first bilingual German International School in New York City. We use a cross-curricular, cross-cultural, cross-lingual approach to empower young minds to see and make complex connections that shape our world.  Language is a powerful foundation for learning, so we use it as a lens for understanding the world, communicating, and connecting.

Benefits of a Bilingual Education

Bilingual education is the academic model of the future. Brain scans have shown that those who are bilingual have denser gray matter than their monolingual counterparts, with the densest gray matter found in those who learned the second language during their earliest years.

Our mission is to amplify the unique potential of every child, so they can achieve the greatest version of themselves—as learners, leaders and global citizens for the future.

We champion the individual

Using a 50/50 mixed academic model as the foundation for bilingual learning, we tailor an academic experience based on each child’s specific needs, interests and abilities. We do not believe in one-size-fits-all education.

We nurture a global ecosystem

As an international school located in the heart of Brooklyn, we bring together different cultures, perspectives, and expertise that enrich a child’s understanding and fluency with the world.

We take a Whole Child-approach

We believe in raising the individual so we develop the intellectual, emotional and social needs of every child that create the foundation for positive living and learning.

Offerings

Advanced Curriculum & Methods

STEM/STEAM+

Our curriculum meets (and exceeds) U.S. Department of Education requirements.

IB-Level Education

GSB is pursuing authorization to become an IB World School. The plan is to adopt the higher standards, practices, and methodologies of the International Baccalaureate.

Multi-Lingual Instruction

Native English or German speaking instructors, as well as access to other foreign languages.

Complete Learning Path

Lower school (Kindergarten, Grades 1–5), Middle School (Grades 6–8), High school (Grades 9–12).

Mixed Model Learning

Individual-, partner-, and group instruction & interactions.

Culture of Exchange & Learning

Global Community Committee

Teachers, administrators and families actively engaged in creating inclusive, cross-cultural opportunities

Specialized Partnerships

Collaborations with local and international organizations & universities (Park Slope Soccer, SAP, Uni Köln).

Cultural + Creative Arts Programming

Instruction in Fine Arts, Music, and Theater

Focused, Year-round Instruction

Small class sizes (~20 students) and access to a full year of programming.

Premier Brooklyn Location

Central location at Grand Army Plaza with access to prime destinations (e.g., Brooklyn Library, Prospect Park, etc.)

GSB Team

Our team consists of experienced and highly qualified teachers and administrators from all over the world. GSB is a non-profit organization governed by a board of trustees.

Global Community Committee

The German School Brooklyn’s Global Community is a joint group comprised of teachers, administrators and families of children who attend GSB. We are committed to building a community to foster peaceful, thoughtful young citizens of the world who can appreciate multiple perspectives.

Jobs at GSB

German School Brooklyn accepts applications for employment on an ongoing basis. We’re currently accepting applications for administrators, elementary school educators, middle school educators, and interns.   

Preschool Partners

Our partnered pre-schools enjoy preferred admission at GSB. These schools offer German immersion or German language classes that will support the transition into GSB's kindergarten. Having experience with German language instruction is not required for admission, but is a great way to prepare.

Our Partners

GSB and the GSB community enjoys support from the following partners.

Non-discrimination policy

German School Brooklyn admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Statement of Inclusivity

GSB is an inclusive community that welcomes diverse students and staff, as it relates to race, ethnicity, family structure, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and physical ability. Our aim is to help students grow into thoughtful, contributing members of our increasingly diverse world.

GSB Equity Statement