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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Dear students, parents and friends of the German School of Connecticut in Stamford and 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
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by posted 09/22/2016
1st Family Oktoberfest of the GSC

Dear students, parents, teachers, alumni and friends,

Join us in Stamford to our Oktoberfest this Saturday!

1st Family Oktoberfest of the GSC

When: Saturday, September 24th, 1pm immediately following school (open end)

Where: The Beer Garden @ Shippan Landing, 290 Harbor Drive, Stamford ( or

GSC families and guests can purchase wristbands for $2 to get happy-hour pricing:
Wristbands are being sold at school and at entrance of Biergarten.

  • $2 sodas and juices
  • $5 domestic beer
  • $5 punch
  • $6 wines
  • $6 well drinks
  • $20 pitchers (draft beer)

Food Trucks with German fare
Games for Children

This will be a fun event for the GSC community - make sure to keep your calendar open after school next week so that you can join us.

by posted 09/21/2016
Steuben Parade information

Steuben Parade This Saturday

This weekend’s Steuben Parade is the first highlight of the new school year.

Join us Saturday, Sep 17 parading up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Our Float (Float #22) will assemble on East 69th between Park and Madison Avenue.

Meeting time is between 11:30 a.m. and 12 noon.

The parade will begin at 12 noon. Don't forget to bring water and a snack, as it usually takes a while until we start moving.

As a group, we will be wearing GSC T-Shirts or anything typical German. Don’t have a GSC T-shirt? No worries, we will have plenty of T-Shirts for sale on the float for our special parade price of $5.

We will also have candy (Gummib√¤rchen) to hand out along the parade route.

After the parade, we will continue celebrating at Radegast Hall ( in Brooklyn, an easy subway ride from the parade route.

A big Thank You to the Literary Society Foundation for sponsoring the GSC float.

by posted 09/16/2016
First day of school in Stamford

Welcome all students, parents and teachers,


As usual we will hang up in the hallways the lists of student names and their respective rooms where to goto.

We will send you an email with your teachers name before Saturday.


Here is the map of the 2 floors at Rippowam school with the teachers names.







Urs Klarer, registrar

by posted 09/08/2016
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 09/08/2016
Open House in Stamford next Saturday September 10th at 8:30 am

Dear GSC students, parents, teachers, alumni and friends,

We wanted to remind you of our Open House in Stamford next Saturday September 10th.

Please help us post the flyers in your local store, library, train station etc. and give one to your friends and neighbors. Thank you very much.



Where: Stamford
Date: Sat. Sept. 10th (2nd Open House)
Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Tell your friend: download a flyer here



For current students who have not yet registered please do asap so our admin team can plan classes accordingly, thanks!  Registration

We also accept new students registration at this time: Registration


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by posted 09/03/2016
Calendar for 2016/2017 is posted!

Dear students, parents, teachers and friends,

The calendar for next year has been posted

(West Hartford calendar to follow asap)



GSC Volunteer Staff

by posted 07/07/2016
Registration for Fall 2016 is still open!

Dear parents, students and friends,


The registration for our new school year 2016/2017 is still open! The tuition has slightly increased from last year to reflect increased costs.


1. Register today for a  deposit only and have your seat guaranteed in fall.

First register  here and then make a non-refundable deposit below (credit card) for $140 per child (a cap of $300 per family applies). The rest of the fall tuition is due by 8/31/16.


2. Register for the fall semester.

register here.


3. Register for the full year (2 semesters) and save $100! BEST VALUE!

register here.



Urs Klarer, Registrar
for questions:

For option #1: pay a non-refundable deposit here, after you have registered via the regular process.

Change the number of students below and then hit the "buy now" button.

number of students

by posted 05/07/2016
School Year 2015/2016 Annual Fund

January 2016

Re:  School Year 2015/2016 Annual Fund

Dear Parents, Alumnae, Alumni and Friends of the German School of Connecticut,


With our wonderful traditional Weihnachtsfeier and the many events and activities, such as Laternebasteln, -umzug, Flohmarkt etc. behind us, we can now look forward to an exciting second half of the year.  Some of our students are preparing for their final exams, while others are studying for the AATG exams.  These are pivotal moments for our students.  Without your financial support this would not have been possible.  We hope that you will continue to support our school in the New Year.

Many believe that paying the tuition should be sufficient to run our school!  Our low tuition, however, does not cover the expenses of running an organization dedicated to the education of over 350 students in Stamford and Hartford.  Our fundraising efforts such as the Pausentisch, book sales and our yummy bread table, combined with many others such as Amazon certainly help.  But without your direct financial donations during our Annual Fund Drive we would not be able to continue teaching German and German culture to the communities in and around Connecticut.  Now is the time for us to focus on the Annual Fund 2015/2016.  It is for this reason that I contact you now, and ask you to dip deep into your hearts and support us this year again.

Your support of our school is much more than a simple investment in your children’s prospects of entering the best American colleges and universities.  It is more than an improvement in your family’s communication with relatives in the “old country” and continuation of a culture in which we all take great pride.  It is a signal to The German School of Connecticut of your approval in our mission and the hard work of our students in reaching the highly set goals of biculturalism.  In a time when American schools are eliminating their German language departments, you are providing your children with an experience which will open up your student up to a limitless international future.  Germany, now more than ever, continues to be in the limelight of international developments which again proves that German language proficiency is an essential asset in your child’s portfolio of skills.  The German School of Connecticut is your family’s best resource for the mastery of the German language

Please help us.  This is our tenth Annual Fund campaign.  We hope to reach our goal of 100% parent participation.  Our future is in your hands!

Ulrich Geldmacher Memorial Fund was founded in memory of a parent and director, who has contributed a great deal towards the success of our school.  Every year it supports a scholarship for a student to attend the German School of Connecticut.  Please consider supporting this fund as well.

You can make your, in many cases, tax deductible contribution at the “registrar´s table” in Stamford or Hartford. Or, in the alternative, just mail your donation to The German School of Connecticut c/o Annette Flogaus-Bareiss, 113 Old North Stamford Rd, Stamford, Ct. 06905.

For those of you who have already given or plan to give, a heartfelt thank you!




Annette Flogaus-Bareiss                                                                   Donate online here  

Member of the Board of Directors/ Fundraising                                   Download letter here

by posted 01/23/2016
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
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