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.

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.