Preschool & Kindergarten

Preschool & Kindergarten

At our Lower Campus, children in preschool and kindergarten learn through play. Teachers are facilitators and role models, encouraging your child’s curiosity through a daily rhythm of enriching activity.

Our focus in your child’s early years is partnering with you to nurture their independence and empathy, their enthusiasm for discovery, and their German language development.

With small group sizes, children with all levels of German language ability from absolute beginners to native speakers are welcomed, supported, and challenged. Teachers will speak exclusively German with your child, using a range of methods to promote language learning
regardless of your child’s initial exposure to German.

Our mixed-age classes (children ages 2.9 – 5 in preschool, and ages 5 – 6 in kindergarten) serve as microcosms that reflect the larger world. In our diverse and joyful classrooms, children learn to share, work through differences, express feelings, and describe new ideas.

Preschool applicants must be three years old by December 31 of the school year they wish to attend and should be reliably toilet trained by the beginning of the school year. Worried about potty training? Click here for some helpful tips and tricks. Due to state regulations, children must be 2.9 years old when entering preschool. Therefore, children who turn three-years-old between December 1 and December 31 can only start in the preschool program on October 1 and not at the beginning of the school year (September 1). Please note that children must be five years old by September 1 in order to participate in GISB’s kindergarten program. For more information please contact our admission department.

Learn about the hours of the Preschool and Kindergarten.

Read an overview of the Preschool and Kindergarten curriculum.

Explore the daily rhythm in Preschool and Kindergarten.

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