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8617 Chateau Drive
Potomac, Maryland 20854

Website: http://www.giswashington.org
Phone: 301-365-3807

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As one of over 140 school in the network of German Schools around the globe, the GISW has a strong focus on STEM and World Languages. Since over 60 years, we teach children from preschool through 12th grade. The diplomas granted at the end of twelfth grade are the German International Abitur (DIA) and the U.S. High School Diploma. They provide our students access to the best universities all around the world. 

Grades: Pre-K – Grade 12
Gender: Co-ed
Total number of students: 520
Average class size: 16 (Elementary and Upper Schools)
Student/teacher ratio: 18:1 
Religious affiliation: None
Programs: Strong focus on World Languages and STEM 
Grade foreign language first offered: German starting in Pre-K
Languages offered: German, English, French, Spanish, Latin
Lowest tuition for 5-day students:
2-year-old (half day): $18,530 (full day also available); 3 & 4-year-old (half day): $15,215 (full-day also available); Kindergarten (5-year-old program): $22,500; Grade 1-6: $ 23,620; Grades 7-12: $ 24,405
Uniform: No
Bus transportation: DC, MD, NOVA
Teacher retention rate: 90%
Number of AP courses offered: 8
Students scoring 3+ on AP exams: 95%
Varsity sports: Soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, track & field, tennis
Interscholastic sports (middle): Soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, track & field, tennis
Number of art studios: 1
Theater/Music productions per year: 4 
Music ensembles: Choir and orchestra
Accreditations/Affiliations: Accredited by the Federal Republic of Germany’s Central Office for Schools Abroad and approved by Maryland State Department of Education, Member of AISGW, Part of Network of 140 German Schools around the globe
Founded: 1961