As a parent of a 4 year old pre-schooler at the newly opened German School Chicago, you might find this biased – but I am more than happy with the school, their wonderful teachers and the teaching method (Montessori). My daughter has been jumping out of bed every morning since September proclaiming proudly how she is going to “German School” today and makes a long face on the weekends. The full day program (9-3) and the before and after care is also a great option for working parents. The teachers are loving and caring and the large, former CPS school building gives the children a gymnasium to roam around and a very private little playground that gets used almost every day. If you are interested in a German immersion language education, consider the German School Chicago, it is wonderful.?
|Mr. Jim Greco
In 2009, my wife and were extremely lucky to find a language immersion pre-school program that was both affordable and such an enriching experience for our son. At German School Chicago, the educators, staff, school board and parents all share the same commitment to a multi-cultural learning environment, and that inspires us to do our part to contribute to the school’s success. If you are looking for a pre-school program that is intimate in its setting, truly multi-cultural and is made of up motivated and genuinely nice families, then this is the place to be.
|Dr. Maria Stetter
My husband and I really struggled over whether or not to send our son to preschool at age 3 but after much research chose GSC. We could not be happier! I visited the school and was pleased to see engaged happy children, learning nonstop. The morning starts with a circle time where students sing songs with their teacher and aide. They review appropriate concepts such as weather, days, months of the year, and numbers. They do crafts on Fridays. But more importantly, they embrace the Montessori method where students choose their own activities for a good portion of the day with teacher support. They also have a strong physical component with an enclosed outdoor play area as well as an indoor gym. The instruction is in German, but is definitely learning that the kids can generalize to English. The staff is extremely caring and available to the parents to discuss issues and questions. But most importantly, my little one is thrilled to go to school every day and comes home with a smile on his face and obvious newly learned skills that my husband and I are proud of! Thank you GSC!