Included here are answers to other frequently asked questions about the admissions process.
Why will my child profit from a bilingual education?
We have highlighted some of the latest research findings on bilingualism with this Infographic. Our Administration would be happy to talk to you in more detail about how your child will reap lasting rewards from a German International School New York education.
You will also find more detailed information on the German International Abitur (known in German as the Deutsches Internationales Abitur, or DIA for short) at WWW.DIAP.ORG.
Does my child need to be fluent in both German and English to be admitted? Do we need to speak German at home?
Children do not need to speak or understand German for admission to our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs. However, applicants to our Lower School (Grades 1 - 4) must demonstrate a basic understanding of German such that they are comfortable participating in classroom activities and homework assignments in German.
While you do not need to speak German at home, those children who have opportunities to converse and read in German outside of school have an overall easier time achieving fluency and literacy. Applicants to our Middle and Upper Schools must be fluent and literate in German. However, English fluency is not required at any grade level. Our outstanding English Department provides differentiated instruction for both the novice and native English speaker alike, from Pre-K through 12th grade.