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Admissions Process

step1 Step One: Explore

Contact the school to request an information package or schedule your private campus tour. There are several methods you may choose to do this:

- By completing our information request form

- Come to our next Open House.

2Step Two: Apply

We accept applications on a rolling admission basis. If you decide to enroll your child(ren) at GISW, please complete the Application Form in full and return it to the Admissions Coordinator by mail, email or in person. The Admissions Coordinator will confirm receipt of your application by email.

Once we receive your application and the non-refundable application fee of $75 as well as all supporting documents listed on the form, we will start processing your application.

3  Step Three: Admissions Review

Please allow up to 2 weeks for processing of your application materials. The final decision regarding admissions is made by the Head of School.

Most children who apply to the School Entry Level, Elementary School and Upper School will undergo a German language assessment before a place can be confirmed for them in the school. The Admissions Coordinator will arrange an appointment between your family and the respective teacher.

4  Step Four: Receive a Decision Notification

The Admissions Coordinator will notify you of an admissions decision. If accepted, you will receive an official acceptance email requesting you to pay the $600 enrollment fee for admission to the Preschool or $2000 enrollment fee for admission to the School Entry Level (SEL) through 12th grade. You can pay the enrollment fee in cash, by check or wire transfer.

5  Step Five: Enroll

Once the school has received the enrollment fee, the Admissions Coordinator will send you the enrollment agreement. Please return the signed agreement as soon as possible to reserve a spot for your child(ren). A student will be considered fully enrolled as soon as the school receives a signed enrollment agreement and payment of the enrollment fee.

You will be invoiced in accordance with the enrollment agreement.

6  Step Six: Join us for Welcome Night!

All new and returning families are invited to our annual Welcome Night in August a few days before the first day of school.

The Admissions Coordinator is here to help answer your questions. Please write to or call 301.767.3807. We look forward to welcoming you and your family at the German International School Washington D.C.!


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