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?)

Our Mission

German School Brooklyn combines the best of American and German teaching practices to create a fully bilingual, intellectually vibrant and rigorous learning environment that nurtures the mind, body, and creativity of our students. By celebrating our Brooklyn roots and diverse community, we prepare our students to become engaged, empathetic, global citizens.

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.

We take a whole-child approach

We raise the person, not just the student, so we develop the intellectual, emotional and social needs of every child to create a foundation for positive living and learning.


Advanced Curriculum & Methods


Our curriculum meets (and exceeds) U.S. Department of Education requirements.

Internationally Minded Education

GSB merges German and U.S. curricula for an immersive bilingual education. Our approach exposes students to a global mindset, cultivates cultural savvy, and fosters an open outlook. By weaving together educational methods from both the U.S. and abroad, students acquire a diverse skill repertoire, ready to thrive in an ever-evolving world.

Multilingual Instruction

Native English- or German-speaking instructors, as well as access to other foreign languages.

Complete Learning Path

Preschool, Lower School (Kindergarten, Grades 1–4), Middle School (Grades 5–8).

Mixed-Model Learning

Individual, partner, and group instruction.

Culture of Exchange & Learning

Global Community Committee

Teachers, administrators and families actively engaged in creating inclusive, cross-cultural opportunities

Specialized Partnerships

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.

GSB Team

Our team consists of experienced, highly qualified teachers and administrators from all over the world. GSB is a non-profit organization governed by a board of trustees.

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. 


The GSB community is grateful for the support from the following partners.

Non-discrimination policy

German School Brooklyn admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, according them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, or other school-administered programs.

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.

GSB Equity Statement