GISC Important Dates

August 2016
23rd First Day of School

September 2016
5th Labor Day

October 2016
3rd German Unity Day
7th Staff Development Day
10th Columbus Day

26th Austrian National Day

November 2016
8th Election Day
12th Laternenfest
16th-18th Parent-Teacher Conferences
23rd-25th Thanksgiving Vacation

December 2016
11th Adventskaffee
16th Christmas Performance & Last Day of School
19th-Jan 2nd Winter Vacation

*Red = No School


Open House 2016/17:
Day: Thursdays
10:00 am - 12:00 noon

September 8th and 22nd 

October 6th and 20th 

November 3rd and 17th  

December 8th 

January 5th 

February 2nd 

March 2nd 

April 6th 


Laternenfest volunteers.

Volunteers help with check-in at GISC’s Laternenfest at the DANK Haus.

German International School Chicago welcomes volunteers to support us with various tasks, such as special events, fundraising, mailings, etc. If you would like to help, as well as practice your German in a friendly, multicultural environment, please contact us at

You can also support German International School Chicago directly with a donation through PayPal:

...Or please call the school directly at 773-880-8812.