The German School of Connecticut provides German language and culture instruction for children Pre-K-12 and adults in a professional, stimulating and friendly atmosphere. Besides offering classroom activities, it provides an international and intercultura
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Learn German! Deutsch lernen! the right way with our German, Swiss and Austrian Community at our German School of CT in Stamford or West Hartford!
We offer German language instruction in a friendly, stimulating learning environment for children age 2 through high school and adults. In addition to language education, German culture and traditions (both old and new) form an important part of the curriculum, offering students a modern view of German speaking countries. Classes target students new to the German language as well as students already used to speaking and/or listening to German. Private tutors also available.
Rippowam Middle School
381 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: (203) 548-0438
First Baptist Church
90 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: (860) 404-8838
Invitation to Steuben Parade and After Party in Stamford
Steuben Parade Details
Join us on our own GSC float for the Steuben Parade in New York City.
We will have plenty of space on the float. We will also have Gummibaerchen and GSC business cards to hand out to spectators along the parade route.
For many GSC families, this is one of the highlights of the school year. Don't miss it.
Meeting time: between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Meeting point: 70th street between Madison and Park Avenue*
Parade route: 5th Avenue in Manhattan from 72nd street to 86th street.
The parade will end around 2 p.m.
*The meeting location provided by the Parade Committee is notoriously unreliable. This year, we have a new notification system to make sure everybody knows where to go.
To stay updated on the exact meeting location, send EZSTEUBEN to phone number 474747. You will get an immediate response with the meeting location. Should that location change, we will update you via SMS to the number from which you signed up for the notification.
Did you know, that 3 of our own students are princesses this year!! Press release here titled: Fairfield County and the German School of Connecticut are “Heimat” for Miss German-America 2018 and Her Princesses
Steuben After-Party at Shippan Landing in Stamford
After the parade, we will meet at the Beer Garden at Shippan Landing to continue the celebration. We did this for the first time last year with overwhelming success.
The beer garden has ample seating as well as space for kids to play and run around. There will be food trucks as well.
Join us at Shippan even if you can't make it to Manhattan for the parade. We will arrive around 3pm.
Registration still open
New students can still join for the Fall 2018 semester.Tell friends or family, who are interested in the school, to contact us at .
If you are returning and havent' completed registration for Fall 2018 yet, please do so as soon as possible so that we can wrap up class planning and rosters. registration link here:
We desire to have our children learn this language, not only to remember their roots but also to be more competitive on the international scene when their professional lives start.” ”
— Dr. Ludanyi, Principal and President
STAMFORD, CT, US, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Fairfield County and the German School of Connecticut are well-represented this year: by the newly crowned Miss German-America 2018 and Her Court of Princesses who live, work and study in Fairfield County, CT and have a continuing involvement with the German School of Connecticut (GSC) in Stamford. These accomplished young women are extraordinary representatives of the rich German-American heritage and culture of the tri-state area.
Miss German-America Pavlina Schriel of Norwalk, CT, is a 2016 graduate of New York University in Manhattan and currently a music teacher at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, CT where she teaches all grades, from Kindergarten to fifth grade, is a former student at GSC.
Princess Sean Tomlinson, from Scranton, PA, is a double major of German and Sociology/Anthropology at Fairfield University, Class of 2019. Sean is an active community activist and aspiring folklorist. She learned German beginning in high school and was able to explore her German heritage in depth during the Summer of 2016 when she worked at a family clinic in Southern Germany. Now she shares and celebrates her culture as a German teacher for beginning students. Sean has taught German at Yale's Sprout and Splash Programs, at Starfish International in The Gambia, and as a teaching assistant at the German School of Connecticut.
The youngest member of the Court of Miss German-America is Junior Princess Amelia-Elsa Schweizer of Norwalk, CT who is a native-level German speaker and enrolled in the heritage language program at GSC where she has won several German national language awards. She attended Marvin Elementary School and is now in sixth grade and in the academically talented program at Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk, CT. She is an accomplished figure skater and dancer, and an active member of her local Girl Scout troop.
The German School of Connecticut offers German language instruction on Saturday mornings for children from the age of two through high school, as well as for adults. More information is available at www.germanschoolct.org and at the Open House at the Stamford Campus located at Rippowam Middle School 381 High Ridge Road, on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes start on September 8!
Reminder: Open House in Stamford, this Saturday September 1st
Dear students, parents, alumni and friends of the German School of Connecticut,
We like to remind you about our Open House:
Stamford: Saturday September 1st: 10:00am to 12:00 pm at Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford
Current students an parents are encouraged to hand out the attached flyer or email this email to your friends and neighbors or post it at your trainstation, local coffeeshop, library or grocery stores. THANK YOU. We offer our referral bonus of $150.-/per new family/studentfor future tuition credit , if new family/student signs up and pays &stays for 1 year. (For further details ask your registrar)
Today, 40 years ago (22 May 1978) The German School was born
Dear GSC Community,
Today, 40 years ago (22 May 1978) I signed the papers of incorporation of our school. Thus, today, 22 June 2018, is our 40th birthday.
Last Saturday, with the help of the administration, parent volunteers, teachers and students who created a time line, an exhibition of their school work as well as a GSC hymn, we pre-celebrated this birthday.
We had a lovely school event.
The Consul General in New York who could not be present last Saturday asked me to let everyone have his congratulation. I attach it.
I also attach an article on the history of our school that was written by a freelance journalist who has written about our school before.
I thank you all for your great and dedicated support of the school in the many years since its creation. I wish you a wonderful summer.
Welcome to our registration page for the 2018/19 school year. Click here:
Before you start the registration process, we ask that you take the time to read through the information on this page. The information is intended to address all common questions regarding the registration process. It will help make your registration experience quick and straightforward.
2018/19 Tuition Rates
(Two Semesters) registering before June 30
(Two Semesters) registering after June 30
Flummis (under 3yrs)
$120 Service Fee
Payable once per family per semester.
This fee is waived for any family signing up to volunteer.
$30 Materials Fee
Payable once per student per year to cover text books and other class materials.
This fee does not apply to adult students.*
A Registration Fee of $40 per semester is already included in the tuition fee. This fee is non-refundable.
*Adult students purchase books and other materials separately (approx. $50).
$60 Volunteering Opt-Out Donation
Suggested once per family per semester only for families, who decide NOT to participate in the volunteering program.
A Registration Fee of $40 per semester is already included in the tuition fee. This fee is non-refundable.
Books for Children's and Adult classes are available for purchase in the GSC office.
Full Year Registration
To register a student for the full year, first complete the registration for the Fall semester, then register for the Spring semester. If you register before June 30, the tuition will automatically reflect the $100 "early bird" full year savings ($50 for the Flummi class). The registration program will also automatically copy all student information into your Spring-semester registration.
Early Bird Incentive
Register by June 30 to save $100 on a full year registration.
Partial Payment Option
In addition to the standard option of paying tuition in full when registering, you also have the option to pay a $200 deposit per student per semester at the time of registration. If you choose this option, the remainder of the tuition will be due according to the Important Dates section below.
We reserve the right to impose a $50 late fee if full payment has not been received by the due date (see Important Dates section below.)
For full year registrations, if full payment is not received by November 1, we reserve the right to reverse the $100 full year early bird incentive ($50 for Flummi class) if applicable.
Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with a Pause/recess around 11 a.m. Each semester has 15 class sessions.
Because of the low student/teacher ratio, Stamford Adult Beginner classes are only 90 mins long and begin either at 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
Flummi class time (Stamford only) is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
For Flummi classes (Stamford only) one caregiver needs to be with the child in the classroom at all times.
Family discounts will only be applied automatically if the same email address/account is used for all registrations. Please always use only one account for your family.
As a time saver when completing the registration forms, all applicable fields will be prefilled with values from prior semesters and/or registrations of other family members.
Jun 30, 2018
Last day of Early Bird discount
Sep 8, 2018
First class of Fall 2018 semester
Sep 22, 2018
Full tuition payment due for Fall semester
Nov 1, 2018
Full tuition payment due for Spring Semester if registered for the full year
Jan 19, 2019
First day of Spring 2019 semester (West Hartford)
Jan 26, 2019
First day of Spring 2019 semester (Stamford)
Feb 2, 2019
Full tuition payment due for Spring semester
Please contact our registrar
if you encounter any issues or have questions.
Dear students, parents and friends of the German School of Connecticut,
Inclement Weather Policy
For the upcoming fall and spring semester we wanted to make you are aware on how we would communicate school delays or closings.
We will email you with this website and/or manually (and for those who have their accounts set to receive text messages, will receive text-messages from this website) about any school closings or delays. Also we would send you the automatic alert that you receive weekly on Thursdays immediately when we would change anything not according to preset schedule.
In addition we also have the local TV & Radio stations announce it on their websites and on live TV/Radio:
For the upcoming holidays: Amazon has proven to be a great resource for all of our members' shopping needs, featuring great products and prices. Click on the link below to shop directly, or see our new shop just below the link! Happy Shopping ... and vielen Dank!
Bookmark this link on your computers, tablets and smartphone please!
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GSC Stamford: Two Saturday policy/operations changes
Dear Students, Parents and Teachers,
(originally posted 2/7/2013)
After conversations with parents, teachers and the Rippowam staff, we will introduce the following two changes to our Saturday morning operations:
School Access: Going forward, the only access to the GSC will be through the entrance at the cafeteria. The entrance at the auditorium will remain closed going forward, unless other non-GSC events require it to be open. This change will provide us with better visibility and control over who is entering the school.
We recommend using the lower parking lot at the baseball field/tennis courts. This parking lot is accessible via the southern access road and has ample space. (see attached map)
Early Pickup: Effective immediately, we will require parents/caregivers to fill out a brief form when picking up students early from school. The form will be available at the front desk and will need to be countersigned by a GSC officer.
As you arrive to pick up your child:
Come to the registration desk, fill out the Early Pickup form and have it countersigned by a GSC officer at the desk
Take the form to the classroom and hand it to the teacher when picking up your child.
In addition, parents are responsible for letting teachers know in advance when planning to pick up students early.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns around either of these changes.
Thank you for your continued support of the GSC and its community.
Mit freundlichem Gruß,
Joachim Petzold, Vice President, GSC