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. At GISNY, we offer our students high-quality collaborative activities both inside and outside the classroom based on a rigorous, bilingual, multi-cultural program. We prepare our students with the skills to be global citizens.

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. As such, our school undergoes evaluations by both German and local authorities through a decennial accreditation process and we are proud of the results.

Together with our qualified faculty, administration and board of trustees, the commitment to the continued development of our campus and pedagogical program is an endeavor that I would like to pursue together with you.
Most important, I look forward to working with you in fostering mutual respect and a shared curiosity for learning, and to create many more moments that we can be proud of.
Lars Hierath, Head of School