German School New York is a pre-K-12 college preparatory institution which confers both the German Abitur and the New York State High School Diploma on its graduates. We offer rigorous academic instruction with an emphasis on critical thinking in a multi-lingual, cross-cultural setting.
We see ourselves as a community that encourages open-mindedness, tolerance and global awareness. As a school, we strive to foster and develop the German and English languages and promote German, Austrian, Swiss and American culture. We see ourselves as a community that recognizes individuals and their unique attributes. We aim to instill confidence and motivation, while supporting independent and critical thinking. We take responsibility for our fellow citizens and environment, and consider the use of natural resources conscientiously.
We see ourselves as a community where trust, respect and democracy are embedded in our work. We promote open communication and mutually support one another in the achievement of our goals. We, as students, teachers, parents and staff work collaboratively and accept mutual accountability for what we do.
Our school follows a strict core curriculum which requires that all students take Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, German, English, 5 years of French, Geography, European History, American Studies, Religious Studies, Art, Music, and Physical Education. All of these classes must be taken at the appropriate grade level which means that, for example, all 12th graders take the same math class.