German International School New York's community isn't limited to our students and faculty: GISNY parents and alumni play an essential role in making GISNY the vibrant, engaged, and diverse school that it is.  
While we come from many different countries and cultures and collectively speak more than 20 native languages at home, we enjoy coming together at breakfasts, art fairs, flea markets, sports days, field trips, class parties, career days, holiday celebrations and so much more.  But these events don't organize themselves; they happen thanks to the creativity and dedication of our parent volunteers.  
We encourage everyone to find a way to get involved and stay connected with GISNY.  Whether it's accompanying your child's class on a field trip to a nature center, becoming a Parents' Association representative, or organizing the annual Holiday Bazaar, your help is welcomed and appreciated!
Would you like to help but aren't sure where to start?  Please email the president of our Parents' Association at for information on open volunteer opportunities.

Library Fundraising Events

Children reading a book together.


To ensure everyone's health and well being we are moving the Book Festival online. It's easy and convenient! This week we will display books in English for Children. How does it work?

1. In the catalogues: English Young Adults, English Adults, German Adults, German Young Adults2, German Children, German Kids, German Young Adults, you will find a list of all available books including the front cover and in some cases a brief abstract. 

2. Once you are ready to order, click here and insert your name and email next to the books you would like to reserve. Please note that you will have to use your child's GISNY account to log in.

3. We suggest a donation of $2 per book but you can donate as little or as much as you want. The funds raised will be used to buy new books for the library. You can pay per Venmo (@GISNY, using the reference library), check or cash in an envelope (exact amount, no change possible).

4. The books will be ready for pick up on Friday, June 4 from 11 to 11.50 am in front of the gym entrance.

5. If you can't make it on June 4 you can pick the books up the following week on any day between 1 and 3.30 pm in front of the gym entrance. In case your donation is in cash/check we kindly ask you to leave it in an envelope at the front office as there will be no one watching the books.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Next week we will post children's picture books in English.

Thank you very much for your support!

Your GISNY Library Team

Greeting Messages for GISNY's 40th Anniversary Celebration

Anniversary Greetings part 1

Anniversary Greetings part 2

Anniversary Greetings part 3

School Video 2020

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