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Supporting GISW

As a school that sits between a traditional independent school, where tuition and fees cover all expenses, and a public or state-sponsored school, where the local government provides funding, GISW enjoys some of the benefits and challenges of both systems. While funds from the German government plus tuition and fees come together to cover the basics of running GISW, we run a separate Annual Fund to support the costs of unbudgeted expenses -- equipment or programming or other projects to enhance our students’ education and experience. The programs listed below all support the GISW Annual Fund. Thank you for your participation!



Leave your legacy at GISW! Commemorative pathway bricks make great gifts for graduations, birthdays, anniversaries or to remember a loved one. Bricks are placed in the walkway leading from the lower parking lot to the Elementary School building.

Bricks are available in two sizes: small (4x8x2 ¼) or large (8x8x 2 ¼). Small bricks are $250, large bricks are $350. Please order using this brick order form. Your payment (via check made out to "German School Society") should be dropped off at the reception. Standard production and installation is 6-8 weeks.






A+ School Rewards from GIANT

Go to to register your Giant shopper card using school ID#00751. Your card must be linked to our school ID in order to participate.

  • visit  and select SIGN IN at the top right to log into your online account
  • If you do not have an online account, visit and click REGISTER.  Follow the prompts to create your online account.
  • Once logged in, select MY ACCOUNT, MANAGE MY ACCOUNT, then REWARDS & SAVINGS to select your school.

You’ll need your 12-digit Giant Food Card number and the School ID #00751.

After you register, each shopping trip at Giant using your BonusCard earns cash for our school. Each month, the amount of cash awarded will be updated on the Giant website. GISW receives a check at the end of the school year. 

HARRIS TEETER’s Together in Education Program

Go to to register for VIC card using school ID#7013. Your card must be linked to our school ID in order to participate.

  • Visit and select LOG IN/SIGN UP at the top right to log into your online account.
  • If you do not have an online account, you can create one from the same link.
  • Once you are logged in, select MY ACCOUNT. Under the TOGETHER IN EDUCATION section, link your shopper card to GISW (ID#7013).

When you purchase select Harris Teeter Private Label Products using your VIC Card, Harris Teeter will give cash back to GISW.




You can find Box Tops on hundreds of your favorite products, including Ziploc Bags, General Mills Cereals, Fruit Roll Ups, Betty Crocker, Cake Mixes, Old El Paso, Progresso Soups, Chex Mix Snacks, Pillsbury Dough and Bake Mixes, and Hamburger Helper.

Save up your box tops and glue/tape them on the colection sheets provided. Once you’ve filled the sheet, bring the sheet in and leave it at the main Reception desk, or in an envelope posted in the Preschool and Elementary School bulletin boards.

Each Box Top is worth 10 cents to our school, and some coupons or wrappers have additional value. Twice a year, Box Tops issues a check to the GISW for all Box Tops redeemed.


The German International School Washington D.C. stays in touch with its alumni around the globe and is very proud of their achievements.

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Founded in 1969 and run solely by parent volunteers, this group raises funds to benefit GISW. Learn more about the Friends