Independent. Bilingual. Weltoffen.

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One of over 140 schools in the global network of German Schools, the GISW serves students from age 2 through Grade 12 with a strong focus on STEM and world languages.

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Greetings by the German Ambassador

As the representative of the Federal Republic of Germany in the United States, I would like to welcome you to the German International School Washington D.C.

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The carefully developed and
highly acclaimed bilingual, interdisciplinary curriculum provides students with an excellent foundation in languages and sciences.

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Our graduates are regularly admitted to selective colleges and universities around the globe where higher education is often free or costs significantly less than in the US.

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Bilingual German & English speakers are sought after by many employers in the US where the value of German contributions to industry, innovation, technology and science is highly recognized..

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thoughts in another person’s native language can deepen a relationship tremendously. This type of personal connection can lead to very productive and long-lasting relationships on a personal and professional level.

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Authentic-STEM Project

9th grade NWP students solve real-world math problems with international teams of scientists, students, and experts from German and American companies.

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Bird Project

Nature projects on campus enhance GISW Science education.

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Makeathon projects bring young minds from different countries and cultures together to collaboratively innovate and problem-solve.

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What is STEM/MINT?

Mathematics (STEM).

In German, the comparable field is called MINT: Mathematics, Information Technologies (Computer Science), Natural Sciences, and Technology.

Our STEM Projects (PDF)