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Learn German! Deutsch lernen! the right way with our German, Swiss and Austrian Community at our German School of CT in Stamford or West Hartford!

We offer German language instruction in a friendly, stimulating learning environment for children age 2 through high school and adults. In addition to language education, German culture and traditions (both old and new) form an important part of the curriculum, offering students a modern view of German speaking countries. Classes target students new to the German language as well as students already used to speaking and/or listening to German. Private tutors also available.

Campus Locations:

  • Stamford
    Rippowam Middle School
    381 High Ridge Road
    Stamford, CT 06905
    Email: 
    Phone: (203) 548-0438
  • West Hartford
    First Baptist Church
    90 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT 06107
    Email: 
    Phone: (860) 404-8838
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Oktoberfest in Wilton

 

Come me and join our annual Oktoberfest with the Kiwanis in Wilton today! It’s from 4-9 pm with music and German food. Rain or shine.


by posted 09/29/2018
Invitation to Steuben Parade and After Party in Stamford

Steuben Parade Details

Join us on our own GSC float for the Steuben Parade in New  York City.

We will have plenty of space on the float. We will also have Gummibaerchen and GSC business cards to hand out to spectators along the parade route.

For many GSC families, this is one of the highlights of the school year. Don't miss it.

Details:

  • Meeting time: between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Meeting point: 70th street between Madison and Park Avenue*
  • Parade route: 5th Avenue in Manhattan from 72nd street to 86th street.
  • The parade will end around 2 p.m.

*The meeting location provided by the Parade Committee is notoriously unreliable. This year, we have a new notification system to make sure everybody knows where to go.

To stay updated on the exact meeting location, send EZSTEUBEN to phone number 474747. You will get an immediate response with the meeting location. Should that location change, we will update you via SMS to the number from which you signed up for the notification.

Did you know, that 3 of our own students are princesses this year!! Press release here titled: Fairfield County and the German School of Connecticut are “Heimat” for Miss German-America 2018 and Her Princesses


 

Steuben After-Party at Shippan Landing in Stamford

After the parade, we will meet at the Beer Garden at Shippan Landing to continue the celebration. We did this for the first time last year with overwhelming success.

The beer garden has ample seating as well as space for kids to play and run around. There will be food trucks as well.

Join us at Shippan even if you can't make it to Manhattan for the parade. We will arrive around 3pm.


 

Registration still open

New students can still join for the Fall 2018 semester.Tell friends or family, who are interested in the school, to contact us at .

If you are returning and havent' completed registration for Fall 2018 yet, please do so as soon as possible so that we can wrap up class planning and rosters. registration link here:

 

Sign up for the GSC Stamford newsletter here

 

Kindest regards

Your German School of Connecticut

 

 


by posted 09/14/2018
Fairfield County & GSC are “Heimat” for Miss German-America 2018

Fairfield County and the German School of Connecticut are “Heimat” for Miss German-America 2018 and Her Princesses

the newly crowned Miss German-America 2018 & Her Court of Princesses

Fairfield County & the GSC are well-represented this year: by the newly crowned Ms German-America 2018 & Her Court of Princesses who live,work & study here.

 
We desire to have our children learn this language, not only to remember their roots but also to be more competitive on the international scene when their professional lives start.” ”
— Dr. Ludanyi, Principal and President

STAMFORD, CT, US, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Fairfield County and the German School of Connecticut are well-represented this year: by the newly crowned Miss German-America 2018 and Her Court of Princesses who live, work and study in Fairfield County, CT and have a continuing involvement with the German School of Connecticut (GSC) in Stamford. These accomplished young women are extraordinary representatives of the rich German-American heritage and culture of the tri-state area.

Miss German-America Pavlina Schriel of Norwalk, CT, is a 2016 graduate of New York University in Manhattan and currently a music teacher at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, CT where she teaches all grades, from Kindergarten to fifth grade, is a former student at GSC.

Princess Sean Tomlinson, from Scranton, PA, is a double major of German and Sociology/Anthropology at Fairfield University, Class of 2019. Sean is an active community activist and aspiring folklorist. She learned German beginning in high school and was able to explore her German heritage in depth during the Summer of 2016 when she worked at a family clinic in Southern Germany. Now she shares and celebrates her culture as a German teacher for beginning students. Sean has taught German at Yale's Sprout and Splash Programs, at Starfish International in The Gambia, and as a teaching assistant at the German School of Connecticut.

The youngest member of the Court of Miss German-America is Junior Princess Amelia-Elsa Schweizer of Norwalk, CT who is a native-level German speaker and enrolled in the heritage language program at GSC where she has won several German national language awards. She attended Marvin Elementary School and is now in sixth grade and in the academically talented program at Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk, CT. She is an accomplished figure skater and dancer, and an active member of her local Girl Scout troop.

Join Miss German-America and her Court on Fifth Avenue in New York City on September 15th, 2018 at the Steuben Parade or view the live broadcast at http://germanparadenyc.org.

The German School of Connecticut offers German language instruction on Saturday mornings for children from the age of two through high school, as well as for adults. More information is available at www.germanschoolct.org and at the Open House at the Stamford Campus located at Rippowam Middle School 381 High Ridge Road, on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes start on September 8!

The German School of Connecticut congratulates Miss German-America Pavlina Schriel, Princess Sean Tomlinson and Junior Princess Amelia-Elsa Schweizer for their well-deserved new roles!

 

Muriel Swaggart
The German School of Connecticut, Inc
(203) 548-0438


by posted 09/02/2018
Reminder: Open House in Stamford, this Saturday September 1st

 

Dear students, parents, alumni and friends of the German School of Connecticut,

We like to remind you about our Open House:

 

Stamford: Saturday September 1st:  10:00am to 12:00 pm
at Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford

 

 

Current students an parents are encouraged to hand out the attached flyer or email this email to your friends and neighbors or post it at your trainstation, local coffeeshop, library or grocery stores. THANK YOU.  We offer our referral bonus of $150.-/per new family/student for future tuition credit , if new family/student signs up and pays &stays for 1 year. (For further details ask your registrar)

 

Please download the flyer for you friends here:

Stamford Flyer

If you like more flyers, postcards or business cards email to:


by posted 08/28/2018
GSC is hiring: Teachers and Principal, Part-Time Position

 

 

GSC Stamford & West Hartford: We are looking for some additional teachers for the fall

more details here:  Link to AD

 

Vacancy:        Principal, Part-Time Position

German School of Connecticut (GSC),  Saturday Language School

The principal needs to be both the lead educator and the head of administration of two campuses.

Starting Date: June 2019

Qualifications and Experience:

Fluency in German and English, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Comprehensive understanding of standards, curriculum, general and differentiated language instruction, assessment and evaluation, responsive classroom practices, faculty supervision and support.

Experience in the field of language instruction.

Administration experience in school environment with supervisory, recruiting and budgetary responsibilities.

Skills to create synergies in combining the interests of the stakeholders of GSC: children, parents, teachers, administration, sponsors and governmental agencies

Advanced degree (M.A. or Ph.D.) in language or language education preferred

Compensation:   Commensurate with a part-time principal position

For more information and to submit letters of interest, resumes, and professional credentials please use  


by posted 08/09/2018
Today, 40 years ago (22 May 1978) The German School was born

Dear GSC Community,

Today, 40 years ago (22 May 1978) I signed the papers of incorporation of our school.  Thus, today, 22 June 2018,  is our 40th  birthday.

Last Saturday, with the help of the administration, parent volunteers, teachers and students who created a time line, an exhibition of their school work  as well as a GSC hymn, we pre-celebrated this birthday.

We had a lovely school event.

The Consul General in New York who could not be present last Saturday asked me to let everyone have his congratulation.  I attach it.

I also attach an article on the history of our school that was written by a freelance journalist who has written about our school before.

I thank you all for your great and dedicated  support of the school in the many years since its creation.   I wish you a wonderful summer.

With kind regards,

 

Renate Ludanyi, Ph.D.

 

President/Principal

German School of Connecticut

www.germanschoolct.org

 

Letter of the General Consul of Germany in New York   A history of the German School of Connecticut


by posted 05/22/2018
Registration for fall 18/spring 19 is now open!

Registration for the 2018/19 school year is open now:

Welcome to our registration page for the 2018/19 school year. Click here:

Before you start the registration process, we ask that you take the time to read through the information on this page. The information is intended to address all common questions regarding the registration process. It will help make your registration experience quick and straightforward.

 

2018/19 Tuition Rates

  Per Semester Full Year
(Two Semesters)
registering before June 30
Full Year
(Two Semesters)
registering after June 30
First student $550 $1,000 $1,100
Second student $520 $940 $1,040
Third student $500 $900 $1,000
Fourth student $470 $840 $940
Flummis (under 3yrs)
Stamford only
$280 $510 $560

 

Additional Fees/Items

Stamford

$120 Service Fee Payable once per family per semester.
This fee is waived for any family signing up to volunteer.
$30 Materials Fee Payable once per student per year to cover text books and other class materials.
This fee does not apply to adult students.*
Registration Fee A Registration Fee of $40 per semester is already included in the tuition fee. This fee is non-refundable.

*Adult students purchase books and other materials separately (approx. $50).

West Hartford

$60 Volunteering Opt-Out Donation Suggested once per family per semester only for families, who decide NOT to participate in the volunteering program.
Registration Fee A Registration Fee of $40 per semester is already included in the tuition fee. This fee is non-refundable.
Text Books Books for Children's and Adult classes are available for purchase in the GSC office.

 

Registration Tips

Full Year Registration To register a student for the full year, first complete the registration for the Fall semester, then register for the Spring semester. If you register before June 30, the tuition will automatically reflect the $100 "early bird" full year savings ($50 for the Flummi class). The registration program will also automatically copy all student information into your Spring-semester registration.
Early Bird Incentive Register by June 30 to save $100 on a full year registration.
Partial Payment Option In addition to the standard option of paying tuition in full when registering, you also have the option to pay a $200 deposit per student per semester at the time of registration. If you choose this option, the remainder of the tuition will be due according to the Important Dates section below.
Late Fees We reserve the right to impose a $50 late fee if full payment has not been received by the due date (see Important Dates section below.)
For full year registrations, if full payment is not received by November 1, we reserve the right to reverse the $100 full year early bird incentive ($50 for Flummi class) if applicable.
Class Times Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with a Pause/recess around 11 a.m. Each semester has 15 class sessions.
Because of the low student/teacher ratio, Stamford Adult Beginner classes are only 90 mins long and begin either at 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
Flummi class time (Stamford only) is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Flummi Classes For Flummi classes (Stamford only) one caregiver needs to be with the child in the classroom at all times.
Family Discounts Family discounts will only be applied automatically if the same email address/account is used for all registrations. Please always use only one account for your family.
Time Saver As a time saver when completing the registration forms, all applicable fields will be prefilled with values from prior semesters and/or registrations of other family members.

 

Important Dates

Jun 30, 2018 Last day of Early Bird discount
Sep 8, 2018 First class of Fall 2018 semester
Sep 22, 2018 Full tuition payment due for Fall semester
Nov 1, 2018 Full tuition payment due for Spring Semester if registered for the full year
Jan 19, 2019 First day of Spring 2019 semester (West Hartford)
Jan 26, 2019 First day of Spring 2019 semester (Stamford)
Feb 2, 2019 Full tuition payment due for Spring semester

 

Please contact our registrar if you encounter any issues or have questions.

 


by posted 05/17/2018
Inclement Weather Policy

Dear students, parents and friends of the German School of Connecticut,

 

Inclement Weather Policy


For the upcoming fall and spring semester we wanted to make you are aware on how we would communicate school delays or closings.

We will email you with this website and/or manually (and for those who have their accounts set to receive text messages, will receive text-messages from this website) about any school closings or delays. Also we would send you the automatic alert that you receive weekly on Thursdays immediately when we would change anything not according to preset schedule.

In addition we also have the local TV & Radio stations announce it on their websites and on live TV/Radio:

For GSC Stamford its:                  

News12 CT : website:  http://connecticut.news12.com/    

NBC CT:       website: http://nbcconnecticut.com

For GSC West Hartford its:

 
CBS WFSB – Channel 3.1 WWW.WFSB.COM
 
NBC Connecticut WVIT – Channel 30.1 www.nbcconnecticut.com


 

regards

GSC Staff


by posted 05/17/2018
Teachers wanted in Stamford, CT


by posted 10/25/2017
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For the upcoming holidays: Amazon has proven to be a great resource for all of our members' shopping needs, featuring great products and prices. Click on the link below to shop directly, or see our new shop just below the link! Happy Shopping ... and vielen Dank! 

Bookmark this link on your computers, tablets and smartphone please!

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http://germanschoolct.org/shop/

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Shop with the German School of Connecticut

Amazon.com has proven to be a great resource for all of our members' shopping needs, featuring great products and prices. Click on the link below to shop directly, or see our new shop just below the link!    Happy Shopping ... and vielen Danke!

We have curated a few deutsche Spezialitäten recommended for our GSC community below, and in the Browse by Category sidebar at left. We welcome your product ideas as well ...

 


by posted 10/25/2017
GSC Stamford: Room and Teacher assignment

Dear students, parents and teachers,

As every year in the fall we will print out the names of all students and hang the class/teacher assignments on  an alphabetical list at the entrance and at the registration desk.

In addition we will try to send out an email via the registration system that tells you which class and teacher your will be attending.

 

The room assignments are posted below:

     

 

 

 

regards

GSC Administration

 


by posted 09/07/2017
Our school was featured in "German World Magazine"

Check out this news article published in "German World Magazine" in the Spring edition 2014:

Read the full article here.

 

 

 


by posted 04/26/2014
GSC Stamford: Two Saturday policy/operations changes

Dear Students, Parents and Teachers,
(originally posted 2/7/2013)

After conversations with parents, teachers and the Rippowam staff, we will introduce the following two changes to our Saturday morning operations:




School Access: Going forward, the only access to the GSC will be through the entrance at the cafeteria. The entrance at the auditorium will remain closed going forward, unless other non-GSC events require it to be open. This change will provide us with better visibility and control over who is entering the school.

We recommend using the lower parking lot at the baseball field/tennis courts. This parking lot is accessible via the southern access road and has ample space. (see attached map)
                                                         
 
Early Pickup: Effective immediately, we will require parents/caregivers to fill out a brief form when picking up students early from school. The form will be available at the front desk and will need to be countersigned by a GSC officer.
As you arrive to pick up your child:

  1. Come to the registration desk, fill out the Early Pickup form and have it countersigned by a GSC officer at the desk
  2. Take the form to the classroom and hand it to the teacher when picking up your child.
In addition, parents are responsible for letting teachers know in advance when planning to pick up students early.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns around either of these changes.
 
Thank you for your continued support of the GSC and its community.
 
Mit freundlichem Gruß,
Joachim Petzold, Vice President, GSC

Attachments:
Parking_Map.jpg

by posted 02/25/2013
School locations Status
Stamford_RMS - Stamford OPEN (11/15) 
West-Hartford-90NMS - West Hartford OPEN (11/15) 
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