Plan B

Due to weather conditions, the German International School Washington D.C. is running on Plan B .

  • The first two class periods are cancelled.
  • Classes begin at 9:55 am.
  • Morning bus pick-up times as well as a few bus stop locations are different today. Please refer to the Plan B bus route.
  • The afternoon buses leave the school at their regular times at 3:20 pm and 4:55 pm, however today they follow the Plan B bus route.
  • Extended Care will take place at the regularly scheduled time.
  • Evening classes and events take place as scheduled.
  • The lunch menu of the cafeteria may change for the remainder of this week. You will see the current menu on our website once school reopens.

Wetterbedingt gilt an der German International School Washington D.C. Plan B.

  • Die ersten beiden Unterrichtsstunden entfallen.
  • Der Unterricht beginnt um 9.55 Uhr.
  • Die morgendlichen Busfahrzeiten sowie manche Bushaltestellen sind heute anders. Beachten Sie bitte die Plan B-Busroute.
  • Die Schulbusse verlassen wie gewöhnlich nachmittags um 15.20 Uhr und um 16.55 Uhr die Schule, folgen aber heute der Plan B-Busroute.
  • Die Spätbetreuung findet zur normalen Zeit statt.
  • Abendkurse und Veranstaltungen finden planmäßig statt.
  • Bei unvorhergesehenem Unterrichtsausfall ändert sich meistens der Speiseplan der Cafeteria für den Rest der Woche. Den aktuellen Speiseplan finden Sie auf unserer Website, wenn die Schule wieder geöffnet ist.

New Name. New Mission Statement. New Logo.

New Name. New Mission Statement. New Logo: Effective August 2017 the Deutsche Schule Washington D.C. will be known as The German International School Washington D.C. (GISW):

Potomac, Maryland – The German International School Washington D.C. (GISW) will celebrate the official unveiling of a new name, mission statement and logo in the presence of honored guests on August 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm, as part of the Welcome Night, the School’s annual kick-off event for the new school year.

German International School Washington D.C.

Independent. Bilingual. Weltoffen.

The German International School Washington D.C. (GISW) a private, co-educational K-12 German/English bilingual school located on a lush 17-acre campus in Potomac, Maryland, provides students with a unique international perspective by combining the best of both US and German academic education. Graduates earn two diplomas - the German International Abitur (DIA) as well as a U.S. High School Diploma.  The re-branding is the visible expression of the School’s educational philosophy and the international character of the student body, which currently hails from over 20 different countries.

"With the renaming of our School and our new mission statement, we celebrate the growing international character and diversity of our student body, bilingualism, and the tolerance and openness of our School community.  At the same time, the German International School Washington D.C. (GISW) is rising to the challenge of maintaining an excellent, modern, progressive German School Abroad and an attractive school choice for parents and students in the Washington, D.C. area" Petra Palenzatis, GISW Head of School, said.

German International School Washington D.C .:

Founded in 1961, the German International School Washington D.C. (GISW), is the oldest and largest accredited German School Abroad in North America, currently serving over 510 Pre-K to 12th grade students and fostering German-American friendship for over 55 years. GISW provides students with a unique, stimulating and multicultural environment and a challenging German curriculum including advanced Science classes and the opportunity to become fluent in English and German, as well as proficient in French, Spanish and Latin. A German education enjoys an outstanding reputation internationally and GISW Graduates have gone on to study at prestigious universities in Germany and the United States as well as several other European countries and around the world.

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