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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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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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
Open Houses in Stamford and West Hartford

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

We are announcing our yearly Open Houses:

 

Stamford: Saturday May 12th:  12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
at Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford

West Hartford: Saturday August 18th: 10:00 am to 12:00pm
at First Baptist Church , 90 North Main Street, West Hartford

 

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

West Hartford Flyer


by posted 05/07/2018
Teachers wanted in Stamford, CT


by posted 10/25/2017
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!

http://ow.ly/U65My

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 Spezialit√Ƀƒ¤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 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 (7/17) 
West-Hartford-90NMS - West Hartford OPEN (7/17) 
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