Schuleingangsstufe (SES)


We believe in educating the whole child.

Our Kindergarten focuses on teaching students to become confident and independent learners while providing a hands-on learning environment. It’s an exciting time for students as they learn to find and express their own unique voices. 

Our Kindergarten Curriculum

Our curriculum is built on an inquiry-based framework where the children expand on past experiences and explore areas of interest.  Concepts are based on the Educational Kindergarten Guidelines of Thuringia, Germany and the Common Core standards of Oregon. 

The Bilingual Program at GIS builds on:

IB Primary Years Programme

Dual Language Programs

We have two language programs for families to choose from. Both of our programs feature small class sizes and introduce children to a global perspective.
  • Our German-based, Immersion program:
    • is taught primarily in German, by a native German-speaking teacher.
    • uses immersion to expose your child to German.
  • Our English-based, Infusion program:

Our Dual Language Programs will blend with one another to foster a cross-program exchange of knowledge, ideas, and social interactions. 

Come to an Open House or Schedule a Tour to find our which program is right for your child!

Language Learning in Kindergarten

  • Children gain pre-literacy skills by learning to recognize and print the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet.
  • Essential mathematical skills are developed through counting and sorting games and calendar recognition.
  • Children explore the world around them through field trips and express themselves artistically and musically.
  • Seasonal themes, songs, and stories all reinforce the child’s progress toward formal education in German.

Schedule a Tour today!

Verzeichnis Deutscher Kindergärten im Ausland Logo