Head of School Welcome

Welcome to the website of German International School New York (GISNY)!

I invite you to learn about the outstanding education our school can offer your children from nursery school to grade 12.

GISNY is part of a network of 140 German international schools abroad and is recognized by the Permanent Conference of the Department of Education of the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and the New York State Department of Education.

 In August, I joined this fascinating school community and have already met many of you. Everyone has been kind and helpful to me as well as my family as we transition to our new home, and I am confident that with a shared enthusiasm for this school, all other tasks will be easy to master. 

At the beginning of the school year, we will celebrate the next big step in the history of our school with the inauguration of the new building. The commitment to the continued development of our campus and educational programs is an endeavor that I would like to pursue together with you.
I am also pleased to welcome Mr. Frühwein as the new Assistant Head of School, who will help me in steering the school into the future.  The fact that we will be advised by Dr. Kupke, who has been Assistant Head of School many years, will make our task all that much easier.
Throughout the 2018/19 school year, I look forward to working together with you in fostering mutual respect and a shared curiosity for learning, and to create many moments that we can be proud of.
Lars Hierath, Head of School