The German School of Connecticut is comprised of dedicated teachers, students and parents who meet every Saturday morning during the school year to teach and learn German and support a variety of school activities.
Founded in 1978, the school is a Non-Profit organization. All tuition proceeds and funds are used to teach and maintain the German language and culture, and to create the most positive environment in which to do so.
In 1982, with the help of the Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen (Central Agency for German Schools Abroad), the school introduced the Sprachdiplom to the US. The very first two exams in America were given at our school - and all students passed!
Subsequently a small number of additional German Sprachschulen were allowed to administer these exams as well. Today, many more schools have joined them.
Students (PreK - 12) come from German-speaking and non-German-speaking homes from many different ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. A number of them learn German as their third or even fourth language. Adults come from all walks of life.
Teachers are professionally trained with German or US degrees, specializing in German language teaching and in childhood education. They are supported by a full compliment of teacher aides.
Parents take great interest in the school and perform most of the administrative work. They make up the Board of Directors, Board of Officers and serve on a pro bono publico basis.
Parent volunteers dedicate time to help on Saturday mornings and for the preparation of seasonal and other school activities, as needed.
To better serve the German speaking communities in Connecticut and neighbouring New York, the school has two campuses: West Hartford and Stamford.