Elementary School Admissions

New Students

GAIS welcomes new students seeking a bilingual elementary school program at any grade. Non-German-speaking students can be accepted into  preschool or kindergarten. Fluent German speakers are typically able to join at any grade level.

Students are assigned to instructional groups primarily on the basis of age. The school cut-off date is September 1 and students who are five years old by September 1 of the school year they are applying for will be admitted into the kindergarten (in German, Vorschule) program. Similarly, students who are six will be admitted to Grade 1.

Schedule a School Tour

Schedule a School Tour

A school visit gives the entire family an opportunity to explore the campus and different subject rooms and to meet the staff. We will provide materials and information to give you and your child an impression of our student centered teaching approach which is based on the International Baccalaureate program.

To schedule a tour or attend an Info Evening/Open House please fill out the Contact and Reservation Form
Complete Online Application

When you have made your decision to enroll you child at our school, please fill out the online application and submit it to the school with a $75 application fee.

Please click the button below to start the online application process (your information will be submitted on a secure page):

Online Application

Overseas or out of area applicants should contact GAIS first by phone or send an email to admissions@gais.org to discuss the applications process.

Schedule a Shadow Visit

Schedule a Shadow Visit

We ask that your child attend a full day at the school and shadow another currently-enrolled GAIS student. The goal of the shadow day is that your child has a chance to familiarize his or herself with the International Middle School community and participate in classes in action. The students will be assigned to their prospective class level and are paired with a currently-enrolled student based on their interests.To schedule shadow days, please fill out the Contact and Reservation Form.

How to Apply

Enrolling your children at GAIS involves several steps. After you have reviewed our information, had a school tour, talked to teachers and maybe current parents, you should have a detailed impression of the benefits our school offers to your child.

When you have made your decision to enroll your child at our school, please fill out the online application and submit it to the school with a $75 application fee.

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School records such as report cards will be required for students applying to Grade 2 and higher.

The school will inform you about the status of your application once you have successfully submitted the required information and payment. Once you have been notified of acceptance, you will then be asked to fill out an enrollment contract and pay the enrollment fee and a tuition deposit.

At that point your child will have a confirmed place in the school. Before attending school, a series of forms and health records will need to be submitted to the school office.

Please click the button below to start the online application process:

Online Application If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our Admissions Office at admissions@gais.org or call +1 650 324-8617.