Mission & Who We Are


German International School Chicago prepares students to become well-rounded, creative, responsible, and tolerant global citizens by providing them a rigorous, world-class education in a supportive and individualized learning environment.

Who We Are

In 2007, a few German, American and Austrian parents and educators got together to explore ways to establish a German immersion school in Chicago. We found there was much interest in such a school and gained the

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Dual-Language Education

Dual language is a form of bilingual education in which students are taught literacy and content in two languages. Dual language programs foster bilingualism, bi-literacy, enhanced awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity, and high levels of academic achievement through instruction in two languages. (Source: duallanguage.org).

Research consistently finds that the immersion experience enhances English-language development. Immersion students who complete a full program perform better than non-immersion students on almost every

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Board of Trustees
German International School Chicago is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, which is governed by its Board of Trustees. The Board’s responsibility is to provide strategic direction for GISC according to the school’s mission and goals. The Board meets regularly to discuss financial matters of the … read more
Parent Organization (GISCPO)
Every parent/guardian is automatically a member of the German lnternational School Chicago Parent Organization (GISC Parent Organization). Its purpose is:
  • to enhance and support the educational experience at GISC;
  • to establish and maintain a working relationship among parents, school (teachers, administrators, and GISC Board)
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Career Opportunities

German International School Chicago is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment.

The School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender identity, religion, or disability in its employment policies. It is an equal opportunity employer. It is the School’s policy to comply with all applicable national and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

We are

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