The German School of Connecticut provides German language and culture instruction for children Pre-K-12 and adults in a professional, stimulating and friendly atmosphere. Besides offering classroom activities, it provides an international and intercultura
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Lern 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
    Phone: (203) 548-0438
  • West Hartford
    First Baptist Church
    90 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT 06107
    Phone: (860) 404-8838
Open House in West Hartford is August 19th, 2017 ,10 am to 12pm

Dear students, parents, teachers, alumnis and friends of the German School of Connectictut,

Please tell everybody about our West Hartford Open House!

 GSC's Open House will be held on August 19th this year.  A flyer for you to distribute may be downloaded from the following link.  We want to see as many people as possible attend.

by posted 07/08/2017
Register by May 21st for $100 EarlyBird annual discount!

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

Registration for the 2017/18 school year is now open. You can access it by clicking on “Class Registration” on our home page, or directly through this link.


Registering by May 21 will guarantee a spot for the 2017/18 school year and will lock in $100 savings when registering for the full year.

More details and the tuition structure for 2017/18 can be found on the registration site.


If you have any questions to the registrars, contact us as below:


Stamford: Urs Klarer   

West Hartford: Gail Zimmermann



Details below:


2017/18 Tuition Rates


Per Semester

Full Year
(Two Semesters)

EarlyBird Discount
per Student*

Total Savings
($100 per Student)*

First student




You Save $100!

Second student




You Save $200!

Third student




You Save $300!

Fourth student




You Save $400!

Flummis (under 3yrs)
Stamford only




You Save $50**










The GSC EarlyBird Discount is only available when registering with payment no later than May 21,2017.
You must register for the full year, and either pay in full or make a $200 non-refundable deposit by May 21.
Payment can be either by check (payable to German School of Connecticut Inc.) or Credit Card using this link: .
NOTE: If paying $200 deposit only, the balance must be paid by September 9, 2017 to avoid forfeiture of your Early Bird Discount.


The Flummi EarlyBird Discount applies for each registered Flummi, i.e. if two Flummis are registered, you save $50 each, or a total of $100.


Additional Fees

Stamford Service Fee

$120 per family per semester for Stamford location only.
Will be waived for any family signing up to volunteer.

Stamford Children's Classes

$30 Materials Fee once per year

Stamford Adult Classes

Text books and other materials to be purchased separately (approx. $95)

West Hartford Children's Classes

$10 Materials Fee (excluding books) once per semester

West Hartford All Classes

$5 Maintenance Fee once per semester

As in past years, we are using PayPal for fast and easy processing of online credit card payments. PayPal provides a “Bill Me Later” option (subject to availability of this promotion and approval), which allows you to spread out payments interest free over six months. (Read more information here.)

by posted 05/17/2017
German School of CT: OPEN HOUSES MAY 6 & AUGUST 19

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

We will have our Open Houses again this Spring/Summer.  Please share this email or print the flyers out and share with your Friends and Neighbors. thank you.

As a special referral thank you, we will have a $150 tuition credit if you refer a new family to our schools.

  • Our 2017/18 online registration form will include a “referred by” field for all new families.(under "how did you hear a about GSC?"
  • If a new family lists you as referrer and stays in school for at least one full semester, you will receive a $150 credit towards a future-year tuition payment.

For Stamford the OPEN HOUSE is this Saturday already, flyers can be downloaded on the links or pictures below:


STAMFORD OPEN HOUSE, MAY 6th 2017     from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm


WEST HARTFORD OPEN HOUSE, AUGUST 19th, 2017      from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm




Float at the 2011 Steuben ParadeStamford All School Picture from Poetry ContestHartford All School Picture for the 30th year celebrationHopp Schwiiz !!Steuben Parade in New York CitySteuben Parade in New York CityMusic at Central Parkview up 5th Avenuethe big family

by posted 05/02/2017
School Year 2016/2017 Annual Fund

Donate online here: Annual Fund Campaign


by posted 02/10/2017
Volunteer Sign up for Stamford: New with sign up genius

German School of CT

Volunteer Sign Up-2016-2017

Dear Parents,

As your volunteer coordinator, I hope to reach all of you in good spirits and health.

Families who selects Saturday Helper Hallway Monitor, Recess Table Helper, and Bread Table are required to volunteer three different dates per semester to fulfill their volunteer credits, with a total of 2 credits. 

Responsibilities and expectations will be mailed out or will be describe on the Sign Up Genius.

There were a lot of confusion last year. The Pausentisch and food contribution is not part of your volunteer credits and all families must participate. Teachers or the classroom parents will notify you when its the class turn to donate food for the Pausentisch.

Again, let me know if you need to update your email/address, or if your family is waive from volunteering. Please regularly check the Genius Sign Up for other volunteer positions may come up.


Sign up #1: Part 1-Year round positions

Sign up #2: Part 2- Semester sign ups




(volunteer coordinator)


by posted 01/03/2017
Teachers wanted in Stamford, CT

by posted 09/22/2016
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:    

NBC CT:         website:

For GSC West Hartford its:

NBC Connecticut WVIT – Channel 30.1

Find more information about West Hartford's policy here:



GSC Staff

by posted 01/22/2016
Shop with the German School of Connecticut

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!


Shop with the German School of Connecticut 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 Spezialit√Ƀ¤ten recommended for our GSC community below, and in the Browse by Category sidebar at left. We welcome your product ideas as well ...


by posted 11/01/2015
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


by posted 02/25/2013
School locations Status
Stamford_RMS - Stamford OPEN (7/26) 
West-Hartford-90NMS - West Hartford OPEN (7/26) 
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