Our preschool is a German immersion school. All teachers are native German speakers.
Consistent with the Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), our transdisciplinary, concept-based curriculum integrates knowledge and skills across subject areas and builds holistic views of the world, life, and body. Our curriculum includes emphasis on STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). We also emphasize the relevance of school learning for students’ daily lives by linking school learning to students’ out-of-school lives.
GISC’s preschool employs many hands-on Montessori materials. We encourage self-motivation and independence, develop self-confidence, and promote both self-discovery and teamwork. Gross- and fine-motor skills are developed in all subject areas, which also include practical life skills. At the same time, our teachers focus on students’ language development as it requires much individualization due to students’ varying language development and proficiency in German. At the end of preschool, students have acquired oral fluency in German.