Located in a quiet neighborhood in Potomac, the German International School Washington provides students with a unique international perspective by combining the best of both U.S. and German academic education.
We teach students from over 20 different countries side by side and give them the opportunity to earn the U.S. High School Diploma and the German International Abitur. With these degrees, our students are well equipped to attend prestigious universities in the U.S., in Germany and all around the world. For children age 2 through 12th grade, our school creates a unique, multicultural and multilingual experience in a warm and nurturing environment. Knowledge of German is not required for admission to our pre-K and Kindergarten (School Entry Level) programs.
Extended care is available up to and including 9th grade until 5 p.m. and our school buses serve D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. As the only German full-time day school in the area and one of over 140 recognized German Schools Abroad worldwide, we offer an attractive alternative to other American independent schools.
Visit our Open Houses on Nov. 10, 2017 and March 2, 2018, or call us to schedule a private tour!
Grades: age 2 - grade 12
Total number of students: 500
Average class size: 18
Student/teacher ratio: 7:1
Religious affiliation: none
Seniors with National Merit recognition: N/A
Grade foreign language first offered: German in Pre-K, English in 1st grade
Languages offered: German, English, French, Spanish, Latin
Lowest tuition for 5-day students: $11,876
Annual tuition for grade 12: $20,685
Bus transportation: DC, MD, NOVA
Teacher retention rate: 90%
Number of AP courses offered: 5
Students scoring 3+ on AP exams: 95%
Varsity sports: Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Track & Field, Tennis
Interscholastic sports (middle): Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Track & Field, Tennis
Number of art studios: 1
Theater productions per year: 4
Music ensembles: Choir and Orchestra
Accreditations/Affiliations: Accredited by the Federal Republic of Germany’s Central Office for Schools Abroad and Maryland State Department of Education