Preschool Partners


Established in 2004 by GSB’s co-founder Christine Krabs, Wortspiele has been serving the German-American community in New York City for 18 years. This one-of-a-kind German Immersion Montessori pre-school offers a modern, developmentally appropriate, fun, and challenging learning experience for children between the ages of two and five. It combines academic excellence with a nurturing environment based on a progressive Montessori curriculum for bi- and multilingual children. It is equal to the finest pre-schools in New York. For more details, please visit Wortspiele. Note: Unfortunately Wortspiele will close its doors after the 2021/22 academic year.


German School Brooklyn and KinderHaus pre-school (German Immersion School of New York) are proud to collaborate and offer seamless German-language education from pre-school through 12th grade. Founded in 2009, KinderHaus preschool’s immersion programs have consistently exceeded New York State common-core requirements. Based on the National Institute for Early Learning Research, the components of the KinderHaus classroom include a highly qualified Staatsexamen-educated faculty, low teacher-child ratio, small class sizes, a research-based curriculum, and a pedagogical approach that focuses on the development of the whole child. For details, please visit KinderHaus.


Wurzelkinder is an innovative pre-school and pre-K whose mission is to accelerate children’s academic growth while nurturing their social-emotional development. The program, which provides children with a solid moral compass, encourages them to become lifelong learners, and has a strong cultural connection to the German language. At the same time, we offer students ownership over their own educational journey. This practice has the benefit of giving bilingual children a broader cultural awareness. Our small-group setting creates a safe harbor for your child, away from home. To learn more about Wurzelkinder please visit Wurzelkinder.

Union Temple Preschool

Founded in 1990, Union Temple Preschool has given a generation of children a solid educational foundation. The school welcomes children of all faiths and backgrounds and supports students’ diverse learning styles. The curriculum embraces a multi-sensory, child-centered, play-based approach that supports children’s individual learning styles. Classrooms are filled with books, blocks, dress-up materials, arts-and-crafts supplies, and other items important for both academic and social development. For details, please visit Union Temple Preschool.

CityKinder is a lifestyle and community platform for German-speaking families in the greater New York area. Founded in 2010, CityKinder has been offering German cultural events, groups, classes, and an extensive listing [] of service providers catering to our community. As of 2017, CityKinder is host of the annual ICH BIN EXPAT FAIR [], held in the fall. CityKinder is proud to support GSB’s community outreach and fundraising events. For details, please visit