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German International School New York

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CurriculumsAmerican and German
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: $21,000
to: $23,000
Address: 50 Partridge Road White Plains, NY 10605, USA
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Number of students

400

Most common nationality

Most students are from German-speaking countries and may have lived in several countries before coming to New York. A growing number of students were either born in the United States or have lived the majority of their lives in the US. GISNY students speak a variety of languages with their families at home, including but not limited to German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Tagalog and Thai.

Native English and German speaking teachers

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French, Latin

Use of technology in the classroom

Lower School Technology
Students are introduced to technology gradually starting in first grade and progressively learn to use various technology in more in depth ways as they reach fourth grade. Technology use is integrated into lessons through content area subjects, but no formal technology classes are taught. Students in grades 1st to 4th also use iPads and Chromebooks during their lessons to use programs such as, Power Point, Google Documents, educational apps, and conduct internet research. All Lower School classrooms have Smart Boards, iPads and/or Chromebooks, Apple TV, and shared wireless printers. In addition, our Kindergarten and Pre-K classes share and use iPads for special projects and educational programs.

Middle & Upper School Technology
In the Middle School, students expand upon the knowledge and practice they received in the Lower School as technology education becomes more in-depth. Students receive a weekly technology class in fifth grade. Students in grades 5-12 have school email addresses and use the Office 365 online program in their homeroom and content area classes. There are a variety of technological devices within the Middle and Upper Schools such as, Apple TVs and Smart Boards in each classroom and four mobile technology carts with iPads and Chromebooks.

Beginning in 9th grade, students bring their own devices to school. Students in these classes transition from the traditional teaching and learning model to modified electronic learning. Meaning that, students use their preferred device to take notes, create presentations, conduct research, and use online educational materials such as, online textbooks. Students still have certain materials that are “hard copies”, but predominately use technology in this blended learning approach.

Uniform required

No

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

GISNY has a rolling admissions process, which means it does not have a firm application deadline. GISNY receives the majority of applications September - February.

External examinations or assessments available

New York State High School Diploma; German International Abitur / Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung (DIA); German Secondary School Certificate / Realschulabschluss

School bus service available

No

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

GISNY offers over 40 after school classes, clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

German International School New York is an accredited bilingual (German-English) and coeducational private day school for Pre-K through Grade 12 located in the heart of Westchester County, just 30 minutes north of New York City. It blends rigorous German and American curricula in an open, supportive environment that promotes personal growth, independence, and teamwork. Small class sizes allow teachers to pay close personal attention to each of their students, thereby helping them to achieve their potential and encouraging them to develop into multilingual, analytical, and conscientious global citizens.

Teaching approach of the school

GISNY sees itself as a community that encourages open-mindedness, tolerance and global awareness.
As a school, GISNY strives to foster and develop the German and English languages and promote German, Austrian, Swiss and American culture.

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