Admission Procedure

Tour the school

Visit the school on an open house in the fall or by appointment (if you cannot attend the open house).

Apply

Request our application form any time. You will be asked to include the birth certificate, report cards of prior schools and a $200 application fee.

Interview

Schedule an interview with the child and parent(s)/guardian(s). Application has to be at the school two days prior to the interview. Please sign up for an interview online. Prior knowledge of German is not a pre-requisite for admissions K-2. Students with strong academic records can be admitted without German language into grades 3 and higher.

Acceptance

Acceptance letters from school are sent out by mid-December. Families sign the school contract and pay the first installment to reserve a spot (first come first serve). The 1st tuition installment is due with signing the contract. Required documents listed on the application form are due by May 31st.

To start the process please email us at info@germanschoolmanhattan.org

2022/23 School Year Admissions Timetable

For the 2022-23 admissions season, our team will be accepting applications in two cycles.

Our Early Admissions Cycle is reserved for siblings of current students and students from one of our partner schools. The dates are:

  • Application Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
  • Acceptance Notification Date: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
  • Commitment Deadline: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

 

For our Regular Admissions Cycle we are accepting applications across all grades. The dates are:

  • Application Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
  • Acceptance Notification Date: Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
  • Commitment Deadline: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

We are currently accepting applications for

  • the 2021/22 school year for Kindergarten through 3rd Grade (rolling)
  • the 2022/23 school year for Kindergarten through 4th Grade (see timetable to left)

Open Houses

Open Houses will be offered in the remote format (on Zoom):

Thursday, April 22nd 10:00-10:45AM

Thursday, April 29th 10:00-10:45AM

Thursday, May 6th 10:00-10:45AM

Thursday, May 13th 10:00-10:45AM

Thursday, May 20th 10:00-10:45AM

Thursday, May 27th 10:00-10:45AM

Thursday, June 3rd 10:00-10:45AM

Thursday, June 10th 10:00-10:45AM

Parent Testimonials

GSM has allowed us to continue fostering native German language education for our three children, without sacrificing anything to do so. With a daughter in 1st grade and twins in Kindergarten, we couldn’t be happier with the comprehensive education they receive across Math, Science, Music, Social Studies, and even Ethics. The teachers are all outstanding, the staff is caring, considerate and professional, and the location can’t be beat. While walking hand in hand with my daughter last week, she looked up at me said: “Mommy, I LOVE my school!”. That said it all!

— Kerri D.

“I cannot explain how lucky we are to be able to send our children to GSM which opened just in time for my son’s Kindergarten intake. The school is a gift, the teachers amazing and, most importantly, my son literally runs to school every morning and cannot wait to start a new day.”

— Chiara G.

Tuition and Fees

21/22 School Year: $28.500/year

22/23 School Year: $32.500/year