Willkommen & Welcome

Thank you for your interest in German International School Boston — we’re excited to show you what makes our approach to bilingual education unique! We look forward to getting to know you and your child and to helping 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.


Admission Timeline

While some grade levels fill in Round One, we continue to accept applications on a rolling basis depending on availability. For more information please contact Marion Goodwin at

Admission Timeline for Returning Families

Sibling Application Financial Aid Application Admission & Aid Notification Enrollment Agreement & Deposit*
January 15, 2020 January 15, 2020 February 1, 2020 February 15, 2020

Early Admission Cycle: New Preschool Families Only

Application Financial Aid Application** Admission & Wait List Notification Enrollment Agreement & Deposit*
January 15, 2020 NA February 1, 2020 February 15, 2020

Admission Timeline for New Families — Round One

Application Financial Aid Application Admission & Aid Notification Enrollment Agreement & Deposit*
February 1, 2020 February 1, 2020 March 1, 2020 March 15, 2020

Space is limited and we cannot guarantee enrollment. Applications received after February 1 will be considered based on availability and are subject to the following schedule.

Admission Timeline for New Families — Round Two

Application Financial Aid Application*** Admission Notification Enrollment Agreement & Deposit*
February 2 – March 15, 2020 NA March 22, 2020 March, 31, 2020

Admission Timeline for New Families — Round Three

Application Financial Aid Application** Admission Notification Enrollment Agreement & Deposit*
Rolling after March 15, 2020 NA within two weeks upon notification of acceptance

* Enrollment Agreements and Deposits submitted after February 15 (returning students) or March 15 (new students) will be subject to a $200 administrative fee per student. Please note that spots cannot be held until both the Enrollment Agreement and Deposit have been received.

** Families that are applying for Financial Aid are recommended to apply during the regular admission cycle.

*** Financial Aid Applications only accepted if remaining dollars in financial aid budget.


Non-Discrimination Policy

German International School Boston seeks to assemble a diverse student body. We will not discriminate in either our admissions process or our education program on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin.