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 Kindergarten Program at GIS builds on:

Primary Years Programme

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.

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Verzeichnis Deutscher Kindergärten im Ausland Logo