Admission

Admission

Willkommen & Welcome

Thank you for your interest in German International School Boston!

We’re back on campus and have limited available seats available for children ages 5 and 6 for Fall 2020. This is your opportunity to enter our German immersion program with no prior German language experience. All other grade levels currently have waitlists for Fall 2020, but we encourage you to reach out with interest. We are also now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.

We would love to introduce you to the unique character of our school community. We’d prefer to do this in person, but due to COVID-19 we are currently offering virtual tours. Contact us now at admissions@gisbos.org to schedule yours! You may also learn more about our campus here.

We know that these are complex times with additional uncertainty for international families right now. 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.

Meet our Admissions Team

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 marion.goodwin@gisbos.org or by phone (+1) 617-783-2600 x 12.

Susanne Friedman is in charge of our International Student Program (ISP). 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 has worked extensively with other exchange programs in the Boston area and looks forward to supporting all ISP participants. She can be reached at susanne.friedman@gisbos.org or by phone (+1) 617-783-2600 x 20.

Admission Process & Timelines

  • Step 1 – Submit an inquiry form & schedule a (virtual) tour.
  • Step 2 – Complete the online application. There is a non-refundable $50 fee per application.
  • Step 3 – Set up a “Schnuppertag,” or visit day, for your student (due to COVID-19 this is not possible at the moment)

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 (under GISB Health Information).

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 marion.goodwin@gisbos.org.

Admission Timeline for Returning Families

Sibling Application Financial Aid Application Admission & Aid Notification Enrollment Agreement & Deposit*
January 15, 2021 January 15, 2021 February 1, 2021 February 15, 2021

Early Admission Cycle: New Preschool Families Only

Application Financial Aid Application** Admission & Wait List Notification Enrollment Agreement & Deposit*
January 15, 2021 NA February 1, 2021 February 15, 2021

Admission Timeline for New Families — Round One

Application Financial Aid Application Admission & Aid Notification Enrollment Agreement & Deposit*
February 1, 2021 February 1, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 15, 2021

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, 2021 NA March 22, 2021 March, 31, 2021

Admission Timeline for New Families — Round Three

Application Financial Aid Application** Admission Notification Enrollment Agreement & Deposit*
Rolling after March 15, 2021 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.