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.
Advanced Curriculum & Methods
Our curriculum meets (and exceeds) U.S. Department of Education requirements.
GSB is proud to be an IB Candidate School, on the path to becoming an IB World School. We stand behind the global standards, practices, and methodologies of the International Baccalaureate.
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), Upper 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
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.)
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.
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.