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.
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 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 1–4), Middle School (Grades 5–8), Upper School (Grades 9–12).
Individual, partner, and group instruction.
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 Crown Heights 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 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.
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.