Approach of Our Language Immersion School in Brooklyn

At Our Elementary School in Brooklyn, we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all education

At German School Brooklyn, we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all education.

Our mission is to amplify the unique potential of every child, so they can achieve the greatest version of themselves.

We raise the person, not just the student, so we advance the intellectual, emotional and social abilities of every child that will further their progress in learning and living.

We also teach students that there is more than one way to find the answer to a question and that it is important to examine various steps toward a solution.

Why it matters

Independent thinkers. Children learn to take ownership of their academic progress.

Individual acceleration. Our teachers differentiate elements of the curriculum so students can pursue their individual interests and abilities.

Well-rounded individuals. By providing multiple perspectives, we cultivate children’s empathy and critical thinking as students, leaders, teammates, citizens, and friends.


What we firmly believe in

Small class size — This is key for individual support.

Real-world ConnectionsWe connect classroom learning to the real world to increase student engagement and encourage real-world problem solving.

Responsive Teaching — We work with each child’s background, interests, and abilities to create a nurturing, inclusive, academically rigorous classroom culture.

Active LearningWe encourage students to set goals, to be self-reflective, and to identify the best strategies for their own learning.