In elementary school students continue the journey they started in preschool and kindergarten by connecting their personal experiences with classroom learning. We implement multidisciplinary content topics using inquiry-based learning and authentic assessment. Our teachers differentiate instruction for learning groups to allow for meaningful learning. As guided in the IB PYP, learning is organized in Units of Inquiry that allow for student agency, foster our students’ natural curiosity and provide authentic and meaningful learning opportunities.
All students participate in German or Chinese as a second language instruction as part of their regular schedule. This class supports language learning in a more structured way, and where applicable, is connected to current classroom themes.
Our students collaborate in our small school garden, maintain and plant in our creek area and learn hands on what it means to take on responsible stewardship for our environment.
Field trips and expert visits connected to units of inquiry enhance our students experience.
Find out more about our Chinese track here.
Introducing Fast Track
GIS is excited to announce the addition of our new Fast Track program for both our German and Chinese language tracks!
As part of our commitment and mission to offer bilingual education to a wide range of students, this program allows motivated students entering grades 1 and 2 with little to no Mandarin or German skills to join GIS.
Fast Track is a one-year accelerated program that embeds students in a language-immersion style curriculum with intensive language support. Small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and lots of hands-on learning opportunities guide these students through a rigorous and rewarding program.
Contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
German International School
3900 SW Murray Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
PH (503) 626-9089
FX (503) 626-9730
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