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|Language of instruction||English and German|
|Native English and German teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and German)|
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|Use of technology in the classroom||
Smart boards, laptops, and iPads are as much part of GISC teaching and learning as books, paper, pencils, paint brushes, etc. As there is WiFi throughout the School, students work with GISC-owned iPads and laptops on specific projects.
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|Students can join after academic year begins||
|School bus service available||
GISC offers a morning school bus service with convenient pick-up locations from Hyde Park, the South Loop, West side, North side, and the Northern suburbs.
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|Supervised care before/after school||
Before-school care is available upon request from 7:30 am – 8:00 am.
After-school care is offered from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Session 1: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm; Session 2: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm).
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Chess, coding, ballet, soccer, yoga, Zumba, piano, violin, karate, art, clay creations, guitar, theater
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The German International School Chicago is a private, non-profit IB World School that provides students with a bilingual, international education from Preschool through Grade 8.
|Teaching approach of the school||
GISC’s curriculum is taught mainly in German with an intercultural approach drawing on the best of the German, American, and international education systems. GISC students work on transdisciplinary units with global perspectives within the framework of the International Baccalaureate.