News & Events

Welcome to the GSM News & Events blog. Upcoming events will be posted here, as well as relevant school information for those interested in GSM’s bilingual program.

Was ist eine Schultüte?

The Schultüte (school cone) is a German tradition. On the first day of elementary school (in Germany that means entering first grade), students receive this special present -usually from their parents. It will then be part of your “first day of school picture” and forever be remembered. It’s a long cone that is filled with goodies and closed with a bow on top, also known to some as “Zuckertüte” (yes, that translates to sugar bag…). GSM has adapted this tradition and each student receives a Schultüte from their teacher on the first day. Since elementary school starts with Kindergarten in the US, we have tweaked the tradition a tiny bit, so that no matter what year you are joining GSM you will receive your very own “Schultüte”.

You can find out about what else is happening at GSM below

Teaching Highlight: “Malala’s magischer Stift”

Social Topics in the German Kindergarten Class Room

Baking for Relief in the Ukraine

Next week we are fundraising for the young victims of the Ukraine crisis

GSM Open Houses/Virtual Info Sessions

Please join us at one of our info sessions and learn about GSM unique dual immersion program

Latest Update regarding school re-open & GSM Preschool

1st day of school is September 9th 2021

GSM has a pre-school! Virtual info sessions bookable now!

Now you can start our bilingual program even earlier! Open to all!

Social City is coming to GSM

Social City is a social skills program for students ages 2 - 20 years old, who would benefit from supplemental social and emotional support.

Educational Highlight: Getting “up close and personal” with DNA

Naiyiri-Blu Brooker, B.S Biology, returns to GSM for a very special workshop

GSM Education Blog: FRESCH Thinking

2nd Grade Class Teacher Lara Winnesberg provides an introduction to the German Spelling Curriculum

GSM Education Blog: Black History Heroes

Portraits Inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Artistry (Kindergarten)

Summer Camps are bookable now!

We are so happy that GSM summer camps are back!

GSM Education Blog: Spotlight on SEL (Socio Emotional Learning) & Art in Kindergarten

Child Size Problems Vs. Grown Up Size Problems by Sydney Rivera & Maresa Carney

GSM is open!

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade in session as of September 8th

GSM Admin & Faculty preparing for a very special school year

Coming back to school will be different. In some ways.

Anti Racism Remote Project

Statement of Solidarity

The Tribeca Citizen visits GSM

Chatting about GSM with Pam Frederick felt like a good old "Stammtisch"

GSM Story Time with Kinderbooks at Barnes&Noble

Kinderbooks mails German books to young readers

Climate Strike NYC

GSM Kindergarten & 1st Grade at the Climate Strike