Where to begin

One of our favorite parts of the admissions process is taking you on a school tour—stepping into classrooms and catching a glimpse of our dynamic dual language program. We offer open houses that provide an in-depth view of our school’s philosophy, approach, curriculum, and community. We always save time for Q&A, to make sure that all of your questions are answered.

To apply, please follow these steps:

  1. Find German School Brooklyn on Ravenna, our online application portal here.
  2. Attend an open house. You can register directly via Ravenna or sign up here. If you don’t see open houses currently listed, they will be added soon.
  3. Submit your online application. If German School Brooklyn is the right fit for your family, we encourage you to submit your online application on Ravenna as soon as possible. Completing this preliminary step grants your child an interview, an important part of our admissions process.

Open House/School Tour

Please choose a date that fits your schedule. Email us if you would like to schedule an information session with our Director of Admissions or call us at +1-516-266-9301.


For the 2024–2025 academic year, our team will accept applications in three cycles. Our Early Admissions Priority Cycle is only for siblings of current students and students from one of our partner schools.

1) Early Admissions Priority Cycle

Application Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023
Acceptance Notification Date: December 15, 2023
Commitment Deadline: March 1, 2024

2) Regular Admissions Cycle  

Application Submission Deadline: January 15, 2024
Acceptance Notification Date: February 1, 2024
Commitment Deadline: March 1, 2024

3) Open Enrollment

We accept late applications across all grades throughout the year. 

Once you are ready to submit the online application along with the $200 application fee, we can move forward with getting to know your child. Below are further application requirements.

  1. Teacher Evaluation: We require a teacher evaluation for every grade. This form will be sent to your child’s previous teacher through Ravenna. The teacher will receive an email with a secure link to a Teacher Evaluation form, which, once retrieved and filled out, the teacher submits directly to GSB.
  2. Transcripts: For Grades K and 1 we require transcripts from the last year (if available). We ask applicants to Grades 2 and up to submit transcripts from the past 2 school years. 
  3. Writing sample in English and German: This student essay is required for students applying for Upper School. Detailed information is provided in Ravenna.

Student Interview

Once all application steps are completed, please sign up for an interview via Ravenna. The session consists of a conversation and activities between your child and a member of our educational team as well as a conversation between you and a member of school leadership.

Notification of Acceptance

Acceptance letters from GSB are sent out on December 15, 2023, for the Early Admissions Cycle and on February 1, 2024, for the Regular Admissions Cycle. 

We are accepting applications for:


  • the 2024-2025 school year for PreK 3s through Grade 8
  • the 2025-2026 school year for PreK 3s through Grade 8

Open Houses

Open Enrollment – We are currently accepting applications across all grades (PreK-8th Grade) for the next school year. Please reach out to admissions@germanschoolbrooklyn.org to inquire about available seats on your child’s grade level.

Sign up for a Fall Open House on Ravenna.

Parent Testimonials

The school creates a strong sense of community, one in which the kids are excited to belong, curious to learn, and eager to participate. Our son runs to school as if it were a playground.

— Nicholas Blechman, Creative Director, The New Yorker

GSB is what the city and its German community needed – an inclusive school with instruction in German and English, and modern pedagogy.

— Anne & Daniel Kehlmann, award winning author "Measuring the world"

Tuition and Fees 24/25 for New Families

Preschool 5 days $29,700; 4 days $25,300
Lower School: $29,700/year
Middle School: $31,900

Financial Assistance