German International School Boston


Founded in 2001, German International School Boston (GISB) welcomes families of all origins seeking a bilingual, international education. We serve students from age 3 to Grade 12.

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A student who completes our academic program achieves native-level proficiency in German and English, an advanced math and science education, and both a Massachusetts High School Diploma and an International Abitur. We are proud to be one of only six German Schools Abroad in the United States that meet the rigorous accreditation requirements of the German government. Learn more about our school at

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Beginning Grade Taught Preschool

Final Grade Taught 12th Grade

Description GISB students have multiple opportunities for extended international travel and exchange programs with peers and teachers. Annual multi-day expeditions include hiking in the White Mountains and adventures at The Ecology School in Maine, while project days place students on-location throughout the city. Our regular athletics curriculum includes indoor and outdoor sports, plus annual swim lessons at Boston University, rock climbing at a local climbing gym, and track & field at Harvard Stadium. Upper School students are trained as docents at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and all students enjoy field trips to the museum throughout the year thanks to a partnership. A unique week-long internship for students in grade 9 offers real experience in the workplace. A mentoring program connects students in grades 8 – 11 with local professionals in medicine, biotech, and the arts. Our After School Program offers a wide array of choices ranging from archery to video game design to private music lessons through Middle School. Older students participate in Model United Nations, the GISB Jazz Band, and our travel ultimate frisbee and volleyball teams, to name a few. At GISB, students have the support and encouragement to create their own clubs, which currently include Improv, Community Service, a Capella, and Peer Tutoring.

Accreditations Accredited by the Federal Republic of Germany as an Exzellente Auslandsschule (German School Abroad of Excellence). Affiliate Member of the Association of Independent Schools of New England, and are a MINT-freundliche Schule (a STEM-friendly School).

Foreign Languages Taught German, English, French, and Spanish.

Religious Affiliation Non-Denominational

Student Teacher Ratio 12:1

Annual Tuition Price Range 19,600 - 23,700


57 Holton Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02134
United States

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