Willkommen & Welcome

Thank you for your interest in German International School Boston!

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our buildings are currently closed. We are sad that we are not able to meet you in person and show you all the great things our school community has to offer. But we hope that through our website we are able to give you a good glimpse into the unique character of our school.

We know that these are troubling times – and that the future for international families is particularly uncertain right now. But please know that we are here for you and that we will continue to support and handle all incoming requests for the fall and beyond.

Please reach out to us anytime! We are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine whether GISB is the right choice for your family.

Marion Goodwin, Director of Admission & Enrollment

Marion Goodwin is our Director of Admission & Enrollment. She is German and has lived in the US for more than 20 years. Her background is in education management, and she also has experience in preschool and international exchange programming. She has been with GISB since 2014. Marion will be happy to answer questions, arrange a private school tour, set up a student visit, and assist during the admission & enrollment process. She can be reached at or by phone (+1) 617-783-2600 x 12.

Susanne Friedman, our International Student Program Manager, is responsible for coordinating academic exchange for students in grades 9 – 12 at GISB. Originally from Germany, Susanne has lived in the Boston area for over 25 years. Prior to that she has also lived in Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Oman. She first came to the US as an exchange student and has worked extensively with other exchange programs in the Boston area. Susanne can provide you with more information about the International Student Program. Contact her at or (+1) 617-783-2600 x 20.

Admission Process

Medical Forms

Our School must follow Massachusetts regulations for certain health requirements. Please review the following school and state policies to ensure that your child is able to attend school. You will need to work with your pediatrician to complete forms carefully and completely. All forms can be found here.

Application & Enrollment Timeline

We continue to accept applications on a rolling basis depending on availability. For more information please contact Marion Goodwin at

Please note that any Enrollment Agreements received after February 15 (for returning students) or March 15 (for new students) will be subject to a $200 late fee.

Non-Discrimination Policy

German International School Boston seeks to assemble a diverse student body. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or marital status in the administration of our educational programs and activities, including, but not limited to our recruitment, admissions, financial, and athletic policies and programs.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:

Name: Sara Kagey
Title: HR Manager
Office Address: 57 Holton Street Boston, MA 02134
Telephone Number: (508) 380-0093
Email Address:

Name: Marion Goodwin
Title: Director of Admission & Enrollment
Office Address: 57 Holton Street Boston, MA 02134
Telephone Number: (617) 763-2600 x12
Email Address:

For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.