Benefits of a Bilingual Education
A bilingual education has many benefits, most importantly cultural competence, enhanced cognitive skills, and broader career opportunities. Bilingual education fosters cultural awareness and empathy, as students gain exposure to different perspectives and traditions. This prepares them to navigate a globalized world with ease and open-mindedness.
Why Learn German?
There are many reasons to learn German!
Learning German fosters analytical thinking. German is the language of poets and philosophers. Learning German gives you access to Europe via three countries: Germany, Switzerland and Austria! Germany has some of the best universities in the world and studying in Germany is free!
Germany, Switzerland and Austria all have strong job markets. Germany is the 3rd strongest economy in the world. All three countries provide a high standard of living. (Skiing anyone?)
We champion the individual
Using a 50/50 mixed academic model as the foundation of dual language learning, we tailor the academic experience according to each child’s needs, interests, and abilities. We do not believe in one-size-fits-all education.
We nurture a global ecosystem
As an international school in the heart of Brooklyn, we bring together a variety of cultures, perspectives, and expertise that enrich a child’s understanding of and fluency with the world.
Advanced Curriculum & Methods
Our curriculum meets (and exceeds) U.S. Department of Education requirements.
GSB is proud to be an IB Candidate School, on the path to becoming an IB World School. We stand behind the standards, practices, and methodologies of the International Baccalaureate.
Native English- or German-speaking instructors, as well as access to other foreign languages.
Complete Learning Path
Lower School (Kindergarten, Grades 1–4), Middle School (Grades 5–8), Upper School (Grades 9–12).
Individual, partner, and group instruction.
Culture of Exchange & Learning
Global Community Committee
Teachers, administrators and families actively engaged in creating inclusive, cross-cultural opportunities
Collaborations with local and international organizations & universities (Park Slope United Soccer, Galli Theater, Brooklyn Connections, SAP, Uni Köln).
Cultural + Creative Arts Programming
Instruction in visual arts, music, dance, and theater.
Focused, Dynamic Instruction
Small class sizes (~20 students) and access to a wide range of extracurricular programming.
Premier Brooklyn Location
Centrally located in Crown Heights with easy access to prime destinations such as the Brooklyn Public Library, Fort Greene Park, Botanic Gardens, Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum, Weeksville Heritage Center, and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.
Global Community Committee
The German School Brooklyn’s Global Community comprises teachers, administrators, and families of children who attend GSB. We are committed to building a community that fosters thoughtful young citizens of the world who can appreciate multiple perspectives.
Careers at GSB
German School Brooklyn accepts applications for employment and internships on an ongoing basis.
Statement of Inclusivity
GSB is an inclusive community that welcomes diverse students and staff, as it relates to race, ethnicity, family structure, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and physical ability. Our aim is to help students grow into thoughtful, contributing members of our increasingly diverse world.