Admission Procedure

Tour the school virtually or in-person!

We have added several dates for virtual and in-person info sessions for the new Preschool and Lower School Program at GSM.

Please email us if you need a different date!

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.

Interviews & Playdates

For any student grade 1 or higher: 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 request an appointment from the admissions team. 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.

 

For students grade K (Kindergarten) or Preschool: (ages 3 & 4). We offer multiple dates for open format playdates for small groups of applicants ages 3-5. The playdates are typically on Tuesday afternoons at 4PM. You can sign up here.

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

GSM is offering rolling admissions for our international families. We understand that this year’s enrollment cycles are still delayed, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

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 Pre-K & Kindergarten through 3rd Grade (rolling)
  • the 2022/23 school year for Preschool (3s & 4s), Kindergarten through 4th Grade (see timetable to left)

Info Sessions/Open House Events

We are offering virtual as well as in-person tours for the Preschool & Kindergarten applicant families that are interested in joining in the 22/23 school year. For older grades please note sessions marked “focus grades 1-4” or book a separate appointment by sending us an email.

A special opportunity: The open format community play date (upcoming dates):

Tuesday May 31st at 4PM

Thursday June 2nd at 3:15PM

Tuesday June 14th at 4PM

More info and sign up for play dates click here!

IN PERSON TOURS are limited to 6 participants (no children). Masks and proof of vaccination are obligatory.

Wednesday, May 25th at 1PM IN PERSON ALL GRADES

Wednesday, June 8th at 9AM IN PERSON ALL GRADES

Wednesday, June 15th at 1PM IN PERSON ALL GRADES

Wednesday, June 22nd at 10AM ZOOM ALL GRADES

Please sign up with the link below!

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:

PreK: $28,500/year

Lower School: $32,500/year