German International School New York

Founded in 1980, German International School New York (GISNY) is a private, non-profit, international school beautifully located on 20 acres of land in Westchester County, New York, 30 minutes north of New York City and 15 minutes south of Greenwich, Connecticut.

GISNY offers a distinctive German/English bilingual, multicultural approach to teaching and learning for students from Pre-K through Grade 12.

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RELATED EVENT: Pre-K Open Classroom

Join GISNY for a morning in their Pre-K Open Classroom and get to know their German/English one teacher - one language approach! Provide your child with the foundation to be bilingual by first grade even without prior knowledge of German.

Please click on the link below to learn more and register. In case you would like to register more than one child, please fill in one registration form per child.

Pre-K Open Classroom May 13 - May 24, 2019

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Open to children 2 ½ to 4 years old. Allocation will be on a first come, first served basis.



If you are not able to attend any of these scheduled events, please complete an Inquiry Form and request to schedule a private tour. Appointments are required for all tours.

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German International School New York (GISNY) - Inspiring Academic Excellence. Developing Global Citizens. Opening A World Of Opportunities.

GISNY is the only school in the tri-state area accredited to offer the New York State High School Diploma and the German International Abitur (DIA). The DIA is an internationally acclaimed college preparatory curriculum that provides an academically rigorous and culturally rich multilingual education.

The German and American curricula are united in an open, supportive environment that promotes personal growth, independence, and teamwork. Small class sizes allow our teachers to pay close personal attention to each student, thereby helping them to achieve their potential and encouraging them to develop into curious, analytical, and conscientious global citizens.

Children entering our Pre-K or Kindergarten classes do not need to speak or understand German. All nationalities are welcome!

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German International School New York - At a glance:

  • Our rigorous curriculum encompasses all the major disciplines of the arts and sciences, and meets and exceeds both Germany’s and New York’s official requirements.
  • Our students earn two diplomas: New York High School Diploma and German International Abitur (DIA).
  • Our academic program is recognized for both its depth and breadth, emphasizing the development of critical thinking, independence, and problem solving skills.
  • Our students think, speak, read and write in at least two languages.
  • Our supporting and nurturing teachers create an atmosphere of tolerance, acceptance, and awareness.
  • Our campus sits on 20 acres of land that comprises multiple playgrounds and playing fields.
  • Our wide range of after school activities caters to a variety of talents and interests, i.e. arts & music, athletics, language & culture, strategy & problem solving, and community service.
  • Our Lower School provides flexible after school options through the After-Care-Program (until 3:45 p.m.) and Extended After Care (until 5:45 p.m.).


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German International School New York (GISNY) is known for its innovative international educational excellence for over thirty five years. The primary language of instruction is German. Additionally, all students study English beginning in Pre-K and begin a third language in sixth grade.

We are committed to helping students reach their potential in a safe, friendly and stimulating environment that fosters critical thinking as well as appreciation for diversity.

Our program spans across all academic disciplines as well as the arts and sports. Our curriculum is supported and enhanced by science and technology resources, such as SmartBoards, iPads, laptops and labs for hands-on science experiments.

Working with a dedicated faculty and staff, students benefit from the school's rigorous curriculum, close-knit community, and interactions with the vibrant local culture. Students leave GISNY thoroughly prepared to continue their education in first-class learning institutions around the world.

We welcome you to explore the curriculum and programs offered in our Lower (PreK – gr. 4) and Middle/Upper Schools (gr. 5 – 12). Click through on the link below to learn more.

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School Life

GISNY is committed to fostering our students' intellectual curiosity, civic mindedness, and international perspective both in and out of the classroom. From after school classes and clubs, to theatrical and musical performances, to class trips and community service projects, we offer students many opportunities to explore their unique interests and skills while participating in learning experiences they'll remember for a lifetime.

We also encourage parents to become active members of the GISNY community and offer a variety of ways to get involved.

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Additional Information

Name: German International School New York (GISNY)
Address: 50 Partridge Road, White Plains, NY 10605.
Phone: 914-948 6513