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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Lern 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.

Campus Locations:

  • Stamford
    Rippowam Middle School
    381 High Ridge Road
    Stamford, CT 06905
    Phone: (203) 548-0438
  • West Hartford
    First Baptist Church
    90 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT 06107
    Phone: (860) 404-8838
Steuben Parade details

Steuben Parade Sep 16th

This weekend’s Steuben Parade is the first highlight of the new school year.

Join us this Saturday parading up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Our Float will assemble on East 70th between Park and Madison Avenue as part of the 7th Division. You can view the full parade line-up here.

Meeting time is around 12:00 noon. Don't forget to bring water and a snack, as it always takes a while until we start moving.

We will have Gummib√ɤrchen and GSC business cards to hand out along the parade route. Please wear a GSC T-Shirt or something typical German.

A big Thank You to the Literary Society Foundation for sponsoring the GSC float.


What to do after the parade?

After the parade, we will head back to Stamford and continue the celebration at the Beer Garden at Shippan Landing (

The beer garden has Oktoberfest weekend with music, special draft beers and Bavarian-inspired foods. There will be enough space for the younger ones to play and run around.

For anybody traveling back from Manhattan on the train, as the bulk of our group arrives in Stamford, we will arrange for transportation from Stamford Station to Shippan Point.

by posted 09/15/2017
GSC Stamford: Room and Teacher assignment

Dear students, parents and teachers,

As every year in the fall we will print out the names of all students and hang the class/teacher assignments on  an alphabetical list at the entrance and at the registration desk.

In addition we will try to send out an email via the registration system that tells you which class and teacher your will be attending.


The room assignments are posted below:






GSC Administration


by posted 09/07/2017
German School of CT: OPEN HOUSE September 9th in Stamford

Dear students, parents, alumnae/alumni and friends of the German School of Connecticut,

We will have a Open House again this Fall.  Please share this email or print the flyers out and share with your Friends and Neighbors. thank you.

As a special referral thank you, we will have a $150 tuition credit if you refer a new family to our schools.

  • Our 2017/18 online registration form will include a “referred by” field for all new families.(under "how did you hear a about GSC?"
  • If a new family lists you as referrer and stays in school for at least one full semester, you will receive a $150 credit towards a future-year tuition payment.

A flyer can be downloaded on the link or picture below








Float at the 2011 Steuben ParadeStamford All School Picture from Poetry ContestHartford All School Picture for the 30th year celebrationHopp Schwiiz !!Steuben Parade in New York CitySteuben Parade in New York CityMusic at Central Parkview up 5th Avenuethe big family

by posted 08/31/2017
School Calendar for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Dear students, teachers, parents and friends of the German School of Connecticut,

We have updated the calendar on the website. For your convenience also find attached the school calendars in a PDF document.

For West Hartford school starts on September 16th at 9:30 am to 12:15 pm

For Stamford school starts on September 9th at 9:30 am to 12:15 pm

If you haven't registered yet, do it here asap: 

Viele Gruesse, Ihre GSC Administration

by posted 08/23/2017
Open House in West Hartford is August 19th, 2017 ,10 am to 12pm

Dear students, parents, teachers, alumnis and friends of the German School of Connectictut,

Please tell everybody about our West Hartford Open House!

 GSC's Open House will be held on August 19th this year.  A flyer for you to distribute may be downloaded from the following link.  We want to see as many people as possible attend.

by posted 07/08/2017
School Year 2016/2017 Annual Fund

Donate online here: Annual Fund Campaign


by posted 02/10/2017
Volunteer Sign up for Stamford: New with sign up genius

German School of CT

Volunteer Sign Up-2016-2017

Dear Parents,

As your volunteer coordinator, I hope to reach all of you in good spirits and health.

Families who selects Saturday Helper Hallway Monitor, Recess Table Helper, and Bread Table are required to volunteer three different dates per semester to fulfill their volunteer credits, with a total of 2 credits. 

Responsibilities and expectations will be mailed out or will be describe on the Sign Up Genius.

There were a lot of confusion last year. The Pausentisch and food contribution is not part of your volunteer credits and all families must participate. Teachers or the classroom parents will notify you when its the class turn to donate food for the Pausentisch.

Again, let me know if you need to update your email/address, or if your family is waive from volunteering. Please regularly check the Genius Sign Up for other volunteer positions may come up.


Sign up #1: Part 1-Year round positions

Sign up #2: Part 2- Semester sign ups




(volunteer coordinator)


by posted 01/03/2017
Teachers wanted in Stamford, CT

by posted 09/22/2016
Inclement Weather Policy

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 GSC Stamford its:                  

News12 CT : website:    

NBC CT:         website:

For GSC West Hartford its:

NBC Connecticut WVIT – Channel 30.1

Find more information about West Hartford's policy here:



GSC Staff

by posted 01/22/2016
Shop with the German School of Connecticut

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!


Shop with the German School of Connecticut 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 Danke!

We have curated a few deutsche Spezialit√Ƀ¤ten recommended for our GSC community below, and in the Browse by Category sidebar at left. We welcome your product ideas as well ...


by posted 11/01/2015
Our school was featured in "German World Magazine"

Check out this news article published in "German World Magazine" in the Spring edition 2014:

Read the full article here.




by posted 04/26/2014
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:

  1. Come to the registration desk, fill out the Early Pickup form and have it countersigned by a GSC officer at the desk
  2. 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


by posted 02/25/2013
School locations Status
Stamford_RMS - Stamford OPEN (9/26) 
West-Hartford-90NMS - West Hartford OPEN (9/26) 
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