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 that empowers young minds to recognize the complex connections that shape our world. Language, a powerful foundation for learning, enhances understanding, communication, and connection to the issues prevalent in contemporary society.

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; the earlier the language is learned, the denser the gray matter becomes, which leads to greater retention of vocabulary, grammar, and meaning.

Our mission is to amplify the potential of all our students, so they can achieve the greatest version of themselves—as learners, leaders, and global citizens.

We champion the individual

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

We nurture a global ecosystem

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

We take a whole-child approach

We raise the person, not just the student, 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 proud to be an IB Candidate School, on the path to becoming an IB World School. We stand behind the standards, practices, and methodologies of the International Baccalaureate.

Multilingual Instruction

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

Complete Learning Path

Lower School (Kindergarten, Grades 1–4), Middle School (Grades 5–8), Upper School (Grades 9–12).

Mixed-Model Learning

Individual, partner, and group instruction.

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

Centrally located in Downtown Brooklyn with easy access to prime destinations (Brooklyn Public Library, Fort Greene Park, Botanic Gardens, etc.)

GSB Team

Our team consists of experienced, 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 comprises teachers, administrators, and families of children who attend GSB. We are committed to building a community that fosters 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’ students enjoy preferred admission to GSB. These schools offer German immersion or German-language classes that support the transition into GSB's Kindergarten. 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 or ethnic origin, according them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, or 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