Years in the Making

In our 22 years as an established immersion school, we have grown from educating a small group of children to a community of 200 students and their families!

Back in 2016 the Building Committee, who is responsible for ongoing maintenance and long-term planning for the campus, engaged a team of professionals to do a full assessment of the school’s mechanical systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc.), exterior envelope (windows, roof, siding), and properties (hazardous materials, oil tanks, subsurface soils).  The most pressing need was established as the exterior envelope.  

After gathering initial estimates and design ideas, a contractor and an architect were chosen. Their initial concepts were the basis for the German government grant application that was submitted. On October 22, 2017 we received the exciting news that we had received the grant from the   German Government  to improve our facilities. With the grant approved, the next phase of project development (detailed estimates, drawings, financing options) began.

On April 6, 2018 the GIS board formally voted on approving contractor choice, architect, and a budget to execute on the project.  

With growth, conservative fiscal management and strategic oversight, GIS is now in a position where it can start phase 1 of its evolution plan.

Behind the Scenes

This is the biggest project GIS has taken on and we could not have made it this far without support. We are lucky to have so many thoughtful, diligent, creative, and open minded parent volunteers working on the committees to make this happen.

Special thank you to:

Building Committee

  • Robert Glatz
  • Micha Ramsey
  • Marcus Eyth
  • Mark Newman
  • Jody Yates
  • Blake Peters

Design Committee

  • Shawn and Britta Bavaresco
  • Tom and Natalie Bell
  • Taylor Quinn
  • Sonja Niess

Finance Committee

  • Ulrike Weiler
  • Robert Glatz
  • Carsten Schemel
  • Jackie Ortega

Recent Updates

Jul 16 2018

Beautiful morning

and no windows to see it! All the windows on the North end of the building have been removed (and some of them replaced).

Jul 09 2018

Out With the Old

and in the the new! Part of remodeling means completely changing certain aspects of the building. Check out the new little wall that was built to support the new windows on the first floor!