Fast Track

Fast Track

Group of six students play a homemade game on the floor in the Fast Track room.

We offer a Fast Track for students entering GISB in grades 1 – 5.

Do you have a curiosity about or connection to Germany but your child doesn’t read (or even speak) any German? Are you seeking an independent school learning environment, with small classes, dedicated teachers, and unique opportunities? By enrolling in GISB’s German Fast Track Program, your child will participate in Germany’s challenging academic curriculum after a year of intensive language support.

GISB’s Fast Track:

  • is engaging and intensive
  • is designed and taught by experienced master educators
  • prepares students to participate in GISB’s regular bilingual curriculum
  • involves one full day each week of German instruction, and one-on-one or very small group support in regular GISB classes
  • is tailored to your child’s individual strengths

The focus of the Fast Track is your child’s German language skill

GISB partners with you and your child to advance their academic and social abilities across a range of skills and subjects. Math, science, English, the arts, and physical education are all part of your Fast Track experience. Through a rigorous and exciting German language program combined with supported participation in a regular classroom, your child can form close friendships and enjoy their favorite subjects while working steadily on German fluency.

Strong applicants are:

  • eager to tackle the challenge of an intensive language-learning experience
  • highly motivated and curious about the world and the people around them
  • able to demonstrate above-average academic potential and achievement
  • part of a family that looks forward to participation in GISB’s active and friendly community

A third grade Fast Track student holds his "Das bin Ich" poster describing himself and his hobbiess in text and images.

Download the Fast Track details and FAQ here.

All applicants must submit an online application, report cards from the two previous years, a teacher recommendation for Fast Track and are required to come in for a “Schnuppertag” (visit day).

Our regular admission timeline applies to the Fast Track Program. Fast Track only runs if the minimum number of participants has been met each year. Please contact Marion Goodwin, Director of Admission & Enrollment, with questions or for more information.