Making the choice to attend the German International School (GIS) is an important step toward your child’s future.
Applying to GIS
Our Director of Admissions, Elizabeth Gillespie, is your contact for asking questions, scheduling an individual tour, and assisting in the enrollment process. We will ensure that the match between your family and our school is a good one!
Generally, enrollment starts between January and March of each year for the upcoming school year. Space permitting, enrollment is possible throughout the school year and is evaluated on an individual basis.
While every family’s admissions process is unique, here are the typical steps:
Get information about the school
We have many options for you to learn more about us:
- submit an inquiry form
- call us at (503) 626-9089
- email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- visit the school - schedule a tour
- attend an event or open house - check our calendar to see what is coming up
Fill out and submit application materials
To apply to our program, please click here for our online enrollment page.
2019-2020 Enrollment Timeline
- January 24: Online re-enrollment active in ParentsWeb
- January 24–February 8: Submit re-enrollment contract & deposit through ParentsWeb
- January 31: Open enrollment for outside candidates
The school reviews all materials. Upon admittance, a confirmation letter will be sent.
Schedule student visits (Schnuppertage)
Schnuppertage are designed to give newly enrolled students and their families the opportunity to visit GIS and discover what the classroom environment is all about. These visits typically happen in the morning from 8:30am-10:30am. Parents wait in the school lobby.
German International School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, genetic information, uniformed service or veteran status, familial status, marital status, or any other status protected by local, state or federal law in employment or the administration of its educational policies, admissions, scholarship and other financial aid programs, or athletic, extra-curricular, and other school-administered programs and activities.