Artwork for the Spring Gala’s Silent Auction
We hope our students are resting up this Spring Break as they have been hard at work getting their paintings ready for the Silent Auction at… read more
Easter Gifts from the Parent Organization
Thanks to the Parent Organization for this year’s Easter gifts! Our Treff Schmetterlinge preschoolers already made use of theirs by going on an Easter egg hunt… read more
Kindness Week at GISC
During Kindness Week, our 1st and 2nd graders spread kindness and filled each other’s buckets with compliments and words of encouragement.… read more
Win Tickets for Hamilton and a Meet-and-Greet with Joseph Morales
We are so excited to announce our first live item for GISC’s 7th Annual Spring Gala’s Silent Auction: two Orchestra seat tickets to see Hamilton: An… read more
‘Aqua-Agenten’ (Aqua Agents) at GISC
In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Chicago (LINK:, our 3rd and 4th graders went on the “Mission Aqua”. They were trained to become ‘Aqua-Agenten’ (Aqua… read more
English Language Arts Teacher (full-time)
Position Title: English Language Arts Teacher Immediate Supervisor: School Director Location: German International School Chicago, 1447 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 About the School German read more
French Teacher (part-time)
Position Title: French Teacher Immediate Supervisor: School Director Location: German International School Chicago, 1447 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 About the School German International School read more
‘Karate Kids’ Receive New Belt
Our ‘karate kids’ tested for a new belt during the extracurricular program today. We’re happy to report that all students received the next level belt. Congrats!… read more
Parent Organization Christmas Gift – Settlers of Catan
Treff 5/6 is enjoying the Christmas gift from the Parent Organization immensely. Settlers of Catan has been their favorite game for quite some time now and… read more
GISC Named One of the Best Preschools in Chicago!
GISC Named One of the Best Preschools in Chicago! We are honored to be chosen as one of the Top 17 preschools in Chicago by Expertiseread more
2017 7th Annual Spring Gala
Every year, the Spring Gala brings together families, friends, local and international businesses, as well as German, Austrian, and Swiss community members to celebrate the school… read more
Laternenfest 2016
Thank you for those that attended and sponsored our event. It was a great success because of you. Please visit our Facebook page to view pictures… read more
GISC’s curriculum is inquiry- and theme-based, grounded in Montessori methodology and guided by the demanding standards of the International Baccalaureate Program.
  GISC’s curriculum encourages self-motivation and independence, develops self-confidence and promotes self-discovery. Students learn in a supportive and individualized learning environment that nurtures curiosity and creativity… read more
Book Donation from the ZfA

As in prior years, GISC again received books for elementary school students from the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA). Frau Anka Fehling, Language… read more
Aqua Agents at GISC
We are excited to announce that German International School Chicago 3rd and 4th graders are participating in the project “Aqua-Agenten in Chicago”, a science project developed read more
GISC students enjoy learning in a variety of ways, using hands-on materials.
At GISC, teaching teams are formed to represent strength in various subject areas, i.e., Language Arts in German and English, Mathematics, Natural and Social Sciences, Art,… read more
Great teachers, aides, and classrooms make for wonderful experiences.
The Preschool/Kindergarten classes are multi-age groups of 3- to 5-year olds. Each class is staffed by a head-teacher and one or two (depending on class size)… read more
GISC students enjoy field trips as well as special presentations by distinguished visitors.
GISC students haven taken field trips to the Field Museum, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Grimm Fairy Tale World special exhibition at the DANK-HAUS, the Shedd… read more
We learn to be responsible global citizens
German International School Chicago (GISC) is an independent, not-for-profit, dual-language school with the curriculum mainly taught in German and with a multi-cultural approach. The school welcomes… read more
Great safe play areas!
This is our outdoor courtyard play area. The children love it! The outdoors is more than the playground or field on which children burn energy or… read more
Holiday events provide ways to connect with other families and the community.
German International School Chicago provides opportunities for students and families to participate in events outside of the school day. Our annual Laternenfest in November, Weihnachtsfeier in… read more
Our spirit and roots in the community run deep.
Marching in the Von Steuben Parade was great fun for all. German International School Chicago participates in the Annual Von Steuben Parade as well as many read more
Dual language instruction gives children a great advantage
We make learning fun and challenging! Growing up bilingually is not just about mastering two languages. Modern research has found several other significant benefits from the read more