Admission Procedure

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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 students grade 1 or higher: Schedule an interview with the child and parent(s)/guardian(s). The application has to be submitted 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 3-6. The playdates are typically on Tuesday or Friday afternoons at 4PM.

Acceptance

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

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

22/23 & 23/24 School Year Admissions Timetable

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

For the 2023-24 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. Early admissions are now closed.

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

  • Application Submission Deadline: Friday, December 9th, 2022
  • Acceptance Notification Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2022

We are currently accepting applications for

  • select spots for the current 22/23 school year
  • the 2023/24 school year for GSM Kita Preschool ages 3 & 4 (German immersion)
  • the 2023/24 school year for GSM bilingual Kindergarten (age 5)
  • the 2023/24 school year for GSM Dual Immersion Elementary School (grades 1-5), interview required

Info Sessions/Open House Events

In-person open house tours at 74 Warren Street

Wednesday, September 21st at 12:30PM

Wednesday, October 5th at 12:30PM

Wednesday, October 19th at 12:30PM

Wednesday, November 2nd at 12:30PM

Wednesday, November 30th at 12:30PM

Wednesday, December 14th at 12:30PM

 

Virtual Zoom tours

Tuesday, September 27th at 11AM

Tuesday, October 11th at 11AM

Tuesday, October 25th at 11AM

Tuesday, November 8th at 11AM

Tuesday, November 22nd at 11AM

Tuesday, December 6th at 11AM

 

In Spring 2023 we will offer a special opportunity: The open format community playdate will return to the GSM Kita Preschool.

The play date is a wonderful opportunity for interested families to meet other GSM families and have their kids experience our school first hand. Parents can chat with educators in a casual setting and get unique answers and insights. Sign up to follow.

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

Preschool & PreK: $29,500/year

Elementary Grades K-5: $34,500/year

GSM offers financial aid to qualifying families through SSS