GSM combines proven teaching methods and curricula from Germany and the United States, crafting a unique, child-centered curriculum that represents German and New York State Department of Education standards.
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. Students starting GSM in Kindergarten without prior knowledge of German gain command of the language in a few months. A bilingual program is academically challenging by nature and fosters a culture of joyful learning.
GSM is a bilingual school for a multicultural world.
Our child-centered curriculum provides a joyful learning environment to encourage and shape future global citizens. We provide our children with a strong foundation to be future thoughtful leaders in their communities.
From day one, GSM cultivates care and respect for our own and others’ learning, emotions, bodies, and environment.
Teachers expose children to different cultures and ways of thinking, they encourage questions, connections and creative thinking, and provide a safe setting to explore the world. Children at GSM are community-minded and take deep pride in themselves and their fellow students.
Advanced Curriculum & Methods
Our curriculum meets (and exceeds) U.S. Department of Education requirements.
Native English or German speaking instructors.
Complete Learning Path
Partnership with German School Brooklyn (GSB) provides seamless transition to Middle School (Grades 6–8) and High school (Grades 9–12).
Mixed Model Learning
Individual-, partner-, and group instruction & interactions.
Culture of Exchange & Learning
Partnership with Preschools
Students from our partnered preschools enjoy preferred admission.
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 Tribeca Location
The Tribeca location at 74 Warren Street is easily accessible by most subway lines, making this school ideal for all Manhattan neighborhoods.
GSM is growing into a meeting point for cultural exchange between multilingual families in downtown Manhattan. In addition to the after school program for enrolled GSM students, the school offers an array of programs for non-GSM students, siblings, and learners who are hoping to study languages, music, theater and art.
Jobs at GSM
German School Manhattan accepts applications for employment on an ongoing basis. We’re currently accepting applications from administrators, elementary school educators and interns.
Statement of Inclusivity
GSM 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.