Bus und Parkschein Informationen (auf Englisch)

Shuttle Bus Service

Due to Zoning regulations established by the Montgomery County Board of Appeals, drop-offs and pick-ups of students directly at the German International School Washington D.C. (GISW) is not allowed on Saturday mornings. Please don´t drive up to the GISW or park on Chateau Drive for drop-off or pick-up.
The GLC provides a convenient, free of charge solution with a Shuttle Bus Service from the Bolger Center at 9600 Newbridge Dr., Potomac, MD 20854 to the GISW and back.

In the morning: Four school busses shuttle between Bolger Center and GISW. The first bus leaves at 8:40 am.
After classes:
The first bus leaves GISW at 11:40 am and busses circle between GISW and Bolger Center.

Chaperones: In the morning the first four busses will have a chaperone on board to accompany students up to 4th grade to school and into classes. At end of class chaperones will pick up students in class, bring them back to the dedicated bus and accompany them to the Bolger Center. All accompanied students will arrive at the Bolger Center in Bus 1.

Students who have not been picked up at the Bolger Center by 12:00 pm will be returned to the GLC office. Parents will then be notified.

PLEASE NOTE: For everyone, students as well as accompanying parents/guardians without a valid Parking Pass, the Shuttle Bus is the default option!

Parking Permit

If you have a valid parking permit your car needs to be parked at GISW during time of classes. Please park at any available parking spot on campus. The parking permit does not allow to leave during classes or for pick-ups or drop-offs.


Busstop Location: Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Dr., Potomac, MD 20854: Map

Parking Information

Our school is in a residential area, zoning laws apply and our neighbors have taken legal action to get relief from the increasing amount of traffic on Saturday mornings. Therefore, as of September 2009, we have to abide by new parking regulations in order to continue with our German language program at the German International School. The main commitment the school had to make is to disallow any pick-up or drop-off by cars not remaining (parking) on the school grounds during class, but rather to provide shuttle bus services from a remote location.

Please read the following Parking and Traffic Rules and Driver’s Guide GLC (Klicken Sie bitte hier für eine druckbare Version - nur in Englisch verfügbar):

Parking and Traffic Rules and Driver's Guide GLC

The purpose of the following Parking and Traffic Rules is to enable the safe and
disciplined use of the parking lot and considerate behavior on the parking lot and
within the neighborhood. It is particularly important for our school to cultivate good
relationships with our neighbors. We are located in a residential area and must
demonstrate care in our behavior, i.e. treat our neighbors with respect, protect their
property and ensure their safety.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up
:: All drop-off and pick-up must take place at the dedicated parking lot #2 at the Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Dr., Potomac, MD 20854.
:: Students will be transported to and from the school by shuttle buses.
:: Drop-off and pick-up of students at the school, on Chateau Drive and on Kentsdale Drive is
. Adherence to this rule will be strictly enforced.

Use of the Parking Lot
:: The use of the parking lot is restricted to teachers, employees, students and their
:: The instructions of supervision and administrative staff must be followed.

Drivers' Guide and Vehicle Registration
These Parking and Traffic Rules serve as a Drivers' Guide for all students, their
drivers, and employees of the German Language Classes and need to be signed for
:: All students, drivers, and employees are required to register their license plates on
the enclosed form. This registration is for internal use only to enable identification of
drivers in case of infractions against the rules; the data are treated strictly

Applicable Traffic Law
:: Maryland Traffic Laws apply on school property.

Driving Behavior/Parking Restriction on Chateau Drive
:: The speed limit of 25mph on Chateau Drive must be respected. With consideration
for the neighbors a speed of 20mph is suggested.
:: Drive on right lane only. Do not move onto the left lane when turning right into the
parking lot.
:: Do not drive with open windows while listening to high-volume music.
:: Do not park on Chateau Drive and/or the neighbor's lawns.
:: For school events the designated overflow parking must be used.
:: Come to full stop before leaving the parking lot.

Driving and Parking on School Property
:: The parking lot speed limit of 10mph must be respected.
:: One-way circulation must be respected.
:: No parking along the yellow curbs (fire lane, vehicles will be towed).
:: Do not obstruct parking spaces and allow others to pull in and out.
:: Vehicles may only be left unattended when properly parked in a marked
parking space.
:: Vehicles transporting children of less than 10 years of age are asked to use the
elementary school parking lot where all parking spaces have direct access to

Pedestrian Behavior on the Parking Lot
:: Use shortest possible path to pedestrian walkway after parking the vehicle.
:: Students may only be on the parking lot to get in and out of vehicles.

Commitment to Respect Rules
:: All students, drivers, and employees of the GLC commit to respect the parking and
traffic rules.
:: Infractions against the Parking and Traffic Rules lead to the following consequences:

1. Infraction:     Warning
2. Infraction:     Warning
3. Infraction:     Exclusion from classes


Parkschein Information

Während der Online-Anmeldung haben Sie die Möglichkeit, sich für einen Parkschein oder für den Busservice anzumelden. Es gibt nur eine begrenzte Anzahl von Parkplätzen/ausweisen, die in der Reihenfolge der Anmeldungen vergeben werden!

Jeder, der weder für den Bus noch für einen Parkschein angemeldet wurde, wird für die Hin- und Rückfahrt einem bestimmten Bus zugeordnet, #1, 2, 3, oder 4. Bitte fahren Sie NUR mit dem ihnen zugeordneten Bus!