The German School of Connecticut provides German language and culture instruction for children Pre-K-12 and adults in a professional, stimulating and friendly atmosphere. Besides offering classroom activities, it provides an international and intercultura
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Welcome to German School of Connecticut (Stamford and West Hartford). Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Learn German!

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Last minute summer camp in Koblenz, Germany! (50% discount)
by posted 07/06/2014

Last minute summer camp in Koblenz, Germany! (50% discount)

Dates: 8/17-8/24/14 and 8/24 - 8/31/14
Ages: For 12-18 year olds.
Cost $759/1 week and $1395/weeks minus 50%
all inclusive (transfer and pickup from airport,all meals, accommodation at local host family, supervision, class fee and trips&transportation)

More information here:

MyPlace GmbH & Co KG
- Active English Community -
Emser Strasse 63
56076 Koblenz
0261 2874 2164


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Fall registration is ongoing! Please register by August 1st, 14
by posted 06/30/2014

Dear students and parents and newcomers to the German School of Connecticut,


The registration for fall is ongoing:

For existing families, please register before August 1, 2014 so we can plan accordingly as some classes are filling up quickly and we have to waitlist some students. It's at a first come, first served basis.

Extra discount: If you register & pay for the full year (Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 Semester) you will get a $100 discount.
The "Paypal bill me later" option allows you to pay in 6 months interest-free. (instant credit approval required by paypal).


Open House:

Please help us get the word out about the Open Houses, you can download a flyer below and bring it to your favorite coffee shop, train station, library, school or grocery store, thank you!

Open House in West Hartford is on August 16, 2014: 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Open House in Stamford is September 6, 2014: 08:30 am - 10:00 am



We hope you enjoy your summer!

Viele Grüße und einen schönen Urlaub wünschen Eure

GSC Officers and Volunteers




Our website is here:


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Save the Date: Open Houses for Stamford and West Hartford
by posted 05/31/2014

Save the date: OPEN HOUSES in Stamford and West Hartford!


West Hartford: 8/16/2014: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Stamford: 9/6/2014: 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Download a flyer and hang it out at your coffee shop, train station etc.

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Babysitter/Nanny gesucht in Stamford
by posted 05/28/2014


Fröhliche Deutsch-Amerikanische Familie in North Stamford (2 min vom Merritt Exit 34) sucht deutschsprachige(n) Babysitter/Nanny


Ich arbeite von zu Hause und freue mich auf liebevolle Unterstützung für unsere 10 Monate alte Tochter & ihren 2 Jahre alten Bruder.

ca. 15 - 20 Stunden die Woche

vormittags bevorzugt


Wir freuen uns auf Dich/Sie!

203 292 9349

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GSC Stamford: class assignment list for May 17 pot-luck
by posted 05/09/2014

Dear students, parents and friends

Melting Pot Picnic in the cafeteria

Help us celebrate this spring the true “melting pot” of Germany.  This year we ask that each student/family bring in a food item that shows our German community diversity. 

Pick that family secret recipe or find a new favorite to share.

Some past favorites: Bratwurst, Maultaschen, Raclette, Leberkaese, Wurst Platter, Kartoffeln Salat, Wurst Salat, Fleisch Salat, Pasta Salat, Fruit Salads, Kaesekuchen, Apfel Strudel, Gugelhupf

class assignment list for May 17 pot-luck

NEXT WEEK: Open House and Year-end-Celebration

Our traditional May celebration and Jahresabschlussfeier will be NEXT WEEK May 17.


Make sure to mark your calendars and invite family and friends. As always, the students will prepare a program, followed by a potluck in the cafeteria.


Here is the class assignment list for a melting pot picnic.




As last year, we will have an Open House for prospective students from 12noon until 2pm. So, if you know anybody, who might be interested in learning more about the GSC, spread the news and extend invitations to the “Feier” and the Open House!


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Annual Open House in Stamford is May 17th
by posted 05/01/2014
Annual Open House of the German School of Connecticut in Stamford on 5/17/2014 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (via PRWeb)

The German School of Connecticut announces its Annual Open House in Stamford on May 17th, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 381 High Ridge Road, Rippowam Middle School in Stamford. Registration information, teachers, and school officials will be…

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Our school was featured in "German World Magazine"
by posted 04/26/2014

Check out this news article published in "German World Magazine" in the Spring edition 2014:

Read the full article here.


PS: Registration for the fall for existing students will be available next week , more information will follow soon!


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GSC Annual Fund
by posted 03/15/2014

Dear students, parents and friends of the German School of Connecticut,

We wish you a fun St. Patrick's Day coming up next Monday and all associated events over the weekend!

We also wanted to remind you of our Annual Fund Campaign 2013/2014. Please read the letter attached from our colleague and Member of the Board of Directors Annette Flogaus-Bareiss about the program.

We hope to reach our goal again of 100% parent participation.

Also if you donate by this Saturday 3/15/2014, your name will be mentioned in the Schuelerzeitung (Yearbook).

thank you in advance.


German School of Connecticut



GSC Annual Fund

If you haven’t contributed yet to the GSC Annual Fund, please consider doing so. Our goal is 100% parent participation. High participation rates make it easier for us to raise funds from outside donors, including corporations.

You can donate per check at the front desk or online by clicking here.



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Inclement Weather Policy
by posted 10/23/2013
Dear students, parents and friends of the German School of Connecticut,


Inclement Weather Policy

For the upcoming fall and spring semester we wanted to make you are aware on how we would communicate school delays or closings.

We will email you with this website and/or manually (and for those who have their accounts set to receive text messages, will receive text-messages from this website) about any school closings or delays. Also we would send you the automatic alert that you receive weekly on Thursdays immediately when we would change anything not according to preset schedule.

In addition we also have the local TV & Radio stations announce it on their websites and on live TV/Radio:

For GSC Stamford its:                  

News12 CT : website:    

NBC CT:         website:

For GSC West Hartford its:
NBC Connecticut WVIT – Channel 30.1

Find more information about West Hartford's policy here:



GSC Staff
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Pictures/Video from the Steuben Parade
by posted 09/24/2013
Hi all,

I am sure some of you have seen the video and pictures of the parade already on our Facebook page, here are some more pictures.

Link to video from our float at the parade.


Please find some pictures from this year's parade:

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GSC Stamford: GSC 2013-14 Volunteer Sign-Up Process - NOW OPEN!
by posted 08/31/2013

Dear Students and Parents,
As we look to begin the new school year on Saturday, September 7th, please take this moment to review the new volunteer sign-up process. We have made significant changes to the process. The most important changes are outlined here.
  • Volunteer Positions are categorized into Saturday Morning positions, Year-round positions, and Classroom Parents.
    • The Saturday Morning Positions are Saturday Morning Helper and Hallway Monitor. The school requires a total of five volunteers for these two positions each Saturday on which we are in the school building. If you choose to be a Saturday Morning volunteer, please note that you are required to fill four of the open spots per school year (two per semester).
    • The Year-round Positions are listed in the attached PDF document. Each position shows a description of the activities, a contact person for additional details, as well as the number of volunteers required for each position. Please review these descriptions and contact the person listed for each opportunity for additional detail, if needed.
    • Each class requires a classroom parent. If you have indicated during the registration process that you would like to be a classroom parent, I will be contacting you in a separate e-mail.
  • All volunteer opportunities are now listed in the volunteer sign-up tool on the school's registration website, Please review the schedule and click on 'Sign up' for the volunteer spots you intend to sign up for. You will be asked to log in with your username and password before you can complete your sign-up. 
  • If signing up online is not possible, please stop by at the registration desk on the first Saturday of school. One of the officers will assist you in the signup process.
  • A new requirement this year is that all volunteers complete the sign-up process by Saturday, September 21st. If you have not signed up for a volunteer position by this date you will receive an invoice from the registration system for the $120 opt-out fee the school assesses.
I encourage you to review the available positions and sign-up for your choice as quickly as possible. All of the positions are important to the operation of the school, and your participation ensures that critical functions are covered.
Please contact me if you have any comments or questions.
Have a great school year!
Markus Nottelmann
Volunteer Coordinator


Attachments: Volunteer Positions 2013-14 130903 v03.pdf
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Teachers: We are looking for teachers for the Fall 2013/14 year
by posted 08/09/2013
We are looking for teachers for the Fall 2013/14 year


German Teachers K-12: (near) native fluency, experience preferred.
For Saturday mornings. Contact German School of Connecticut, 203-

Read the full Ad here

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GSC Stamford: Two Saturday policy/operations changes
by posted 02/25/2013

Dear Students, Parents and Teachers,
(originally posted 2/7/2013)

After conversations with parents, teachers and the Rippowam staff, we will introduce the following two changes to our Saturday morning operations:

School Access: Going forward, the only access to the GSC will be through the entrance at the cafeteria. The entrance at the auditorium will remain closed going forward, unless other non-GSC events require it to be open. This change will provide us with better visibility and control over who is entering the school.

We recommend using the lower parking lot at the baseball field/tennis courts. This parking lot is accessible via the southern access road and has ample space. (see attached map)
Early Pickup: Effective immediately, we will require parents/caregivers to fill out a brief form when picking up students early from school. The form will be available at the front desk and will need to be countersigned by a GSC officer.
As you arrive to pick up your child:

  1. Come to the registration desk, fill out the Early Pickup form and have it countersigned by a GSC officer at the desk
  2. Take the form to the classroom and hand it to the teacher when picking up your child.
In addition, parents are responsible for letting teachers know in advance when planning to pick up students early.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns around either of these changes.
Thank you for your continued support of the GSC and its community.
Mit freundlichem Gruß,
Joachim Petzold, Vice President, GSC


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