The German School of Connecticut (GSC), celebrating its 40th year!
Founded in 1978, GSC is a Saturday school with a student body of over 350, offering a two-track curriculum for non-native beginners, and native or near-fluent speakers. Classes are held on two campuses (Stamford and West Hartford), ranging from Pre-School through High School and Adult. Students learn German as a new, non-native language, others expanding their Muttersprache, while all celebrate German, Austrian and Swiss cultures.
Many GSC students realize the advantage of studying one of Europe’s leading languages: Some plan to split their future studies between universities in the US and a German-speaking country, others study to gain a professional advantage. Certain high school students have the opportunity to take a special German language exam, which can fulfill the language requirement for direct entry at a German university. GSC introduced these “Sprachdiplom” examinations in the US in 1982, authorized by the German education authorities in Bonn. Students may also get credits from local high schools, and can prepare to take the AP German Exam to gain US college credit.
Studying German at GSC is fun! Adults enjoy the camaraderie and friendship among like-motivated class participants. Toddlers and elementary school children enjoy hands-on modern teaching, along with singing, playing and being with their friends. Middle school and high school students enjoy special projects and cultural events… and all students participate in the many traditional holiday celebrations. German-language materials are available at GSC’s library for students of all ages.
GSC also embodies an international parent community: those from German speaking countries are joined by US and other international parents. All appreciate the services of the school, and the transnational atmosphere.
Classes are held from September to May. For further information regarding enrollment or teaching, please visit www.GermanSchoolCT.org, or call Stamford at 203.548.0438, West Hartford at 860.404.8838.