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Learn German! Deutsch lernen! the right way with our German, Swiss and Austrian Community at our German School of CT in Stamford or West Hartford!

We offer German language instruction in a friendly, stimulating learning environment for children age 2 through high school and adults. In addition to language education, German culture and traditions (both old and new) form an important part of the curriculum, offering students a modern view of German speaking countries. Classes target students new to the German language as well as students already used to speaking and/or listening to German. Private tutors also available.

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Campus Locations:

  • Stamford
    Rippowam Middle School
    381 High Ridge Road
    Stamford, CT 06905
    Email: 
    Phone: (203) 548-0438
  • West Hartford
    First Baptist Church
    90 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT 06107
    Email: 
    Phone: (860) 404-8838
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11/29/2019
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Retirement of Dr. Ludanyi, New principal: Dr. Mischner
05/03/2019
PRESS RELEASE: The German School of Connecticut announces the retirement...
Teachers wanted in Stamford, CT
01/06/2019
Fairfield County & GSC are “Heimat” for Miss German-America
01/06/2019
Fairfield County and the German School of Connecticut are “Heimat”...
Today, 40 years ago (22 May 1978) The German School was born
05/22/2018
Dear GSC Community, Today, 40 years ago (22 May 1978) I signed...
Inclement Weather Policy
05/17/2018
Dear students, parents and friends of the German School of Connecticut,   Inclement...
Our school was featured in "German World Magazine"
04/26/2014
Check out this news article published in "German World Magazine"...
GSC Stamford: Two Saturday policy/operations changes
02/25/2013
Dear Students, Parents and Teachers, (originally posted 2/7/2013) After...
 
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by posted 11/29/2019
Retirement of Dr. Ludanyi, New principal: Dr. Mischner

PRESS RELEASE: The German School of Connecticut announces the retirement of Dr. Renate Ludanyi and welcomes new principal Dr. Stefanie Mischner for the 2019/20 school year

May 1st, 2019

GSC’s current Principal, Dr. Renate Ludanyi, will retire at the end of this school year after 40 years of dedicated service to the school. Back in 1978, driven by a decrease in German instruction in the State of Connecticut, Dr. Ludanyi and a handful of concerned parents and colleagues had the ambitious goal to create a German Saturday School. Due to her leadership, the support of dedicated teachers and enthusiastic volunteers, the school has remained successful to this day. One of Dr. Ludanyi’s key achievements was the introduction into the USA of the Deutsches Sprachdiplom or DSD 1 and 2 (German Language Diploma), for which she was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Germany’s Cross of Merit). Under Dr. Ludanyi’s guidance, Saturday schools were granted the privilege to offer the AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) exams. GSC also pioneered the Saturday school chapter of the German Honor Society Delta Epsilon Phi. She and her teaching staff can be especially proud that in 2018 the GSC was awarded the prestigious designation of German Center of Excellence by the AATG. Dr. Ludanyi is the recipient of many national and international honors and recognitions including the coveted AATG Friend of German award.

Going forward, Dr. Ludanyi will continue to support GSC in a position of Director Emerita.  She will remain president of the German Language School Conference (GLSC), the national umbrella organization for German Saturday Schools, and a core member of the Washington-based National Coalition of Community-Based Language Schools.  She will continue with her research into heritage language education, her publishing and lecturing activities, her affiliation with Western Connecticut State University and her professional memberships.

The School is very pleased to introduce Dr. Stefanie Mischner as the new principal of the German School of Connecticut beginning with the 2019-20 academic year. Dr. Mischner is very familiar with the German School of Connecticut, having taught at our school for 16 years. She also previously held the role of Assistant Principal at the school for 11 years.

After Dr. Ludanyi announced her retirement last year, the Board of Directors appointed a search committee to find her successor. The search for a new principal included candidates from a variety of backgrounds and consisted of several rounds of interviews by the search committee, as well as faculty and administration stakeholders. Dr. Mischner stood out among the candidates and was unquestionably the individual best qualified to serve as principal of the GSC moving forward. She has the experience and skills to lead the German School of Connecticut into the next 40 years.

Dr. Mischner holds a Ph. D in Economics and Education from Columbia University, and a degree in Linguistics, Visual Arts and Education from the Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, Germany. She has taught at universities in the US and Germany and has worked as a research assistant for the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education and the World Bank, and as a research consultant for the German Language School Conference. Dr. Mischner is a Board Member at the Columbia University Club of Fairfield County (Marketing and Technology) and has published several papers on education.

Contact:
Muriel Swaggart, Volunteer Marketing/PR Director, German School of Connecticut, 203-548-0438
Website:    http://www.germanschoolct.org
Email:         info@germanschoolct.org

Press release: here

 

Stamford Campus
Rippowam Middle School
381 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
203.548.0438

West Hartford Campus
First Baptist Church
90 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT
860.404.8838


by posted 05/03/2019
Teachers wanted in Stamford, CT


by posted 01/06/2019
Fairfield County & GSC are “Heimat” for Miss German-America

Fairfield County and the German School of Connecticut are “Heimat” for Miss German-America 2018 and Her Princesses

the newly crowned Miss German-America 2018 & Her Court of Princesses

Fairfield County & the GSC are well-represented this year: by the newly crowned Ms German-America 2018 & Her Court of Princesses who live,work & study here.

 
We desire to have our children learn this language, not only to remember their roots but also to be more competitive on the international scene when their professional lives start.” ”
— Dr. Ludanyi, Principal and President

STAMFORD, CT, US, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Fairfield County and the German School of Connecticut are well-represented this year: by the newly crowned Miss German-America 2018 and Her Court of Princesses who live, work and study in Fairfield County, CT and have a continuing involvement with the German School of Connecticut (GSC) in Stamford. These accomplished young women are extraordinary representatives of the rich German-American heritage and culture of the tri-state area.

Miss German-America Pavlina Schriel of Norwalk, CT, is a 2016 graduate of New York University in Manhattan and currently a music teacher at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, CT where she teaches all grades, from Kindergarten to fifth grade, is a former student at GSC.

Princess Sean Tomlinson, from Scranton, PA, is a double major of German and Sociology/Anthropology at Fairfield University, Class of 2019. Sean is an active community activist and aspiring folklorist. She learned German beginning in high school and was able to explore her German heritage in depth during the Summer of 2016 when she worked at a family clinic in Southern Germany. Now she shares and celebrates her culture as a German teacher for beginning students. Sean has taught German at Yale's Sprout and Splash Programs, at Starfish International in The Gambia, and as a teaching assistant at the German School of Connecticut.

The youngest member of the Court of Miss German-America is Junior Princess Amelia-Elsa Schweizer of Norwalk, CT who is a native-level German speaker and enrolled in the heritage language program at GSC where she has won several German national language awards. She attended Marvin Elementary School and is now in sixth grade and in the academically talented program at Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk, CT. She is an accomplished figure skater and dancer, and an active member of her local Girl Scout troop.

Join Miss German-America and her Court on Fifth Avenue in New York City on September 15th, 2018 at the Steuben Parade or view the live broadcast at http://germanparadenyc.org.

The German School of Connecticut offers German language instruction on Saturday mornings for children from the age of two through high school, as well as for adults. More information is available at www.germanschoolct.org and at the Open House at the Stamford Campus located at Rippowam Middle School 381 High Ridge Road, on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes start on September 8!

The German School of Connecticut congratulates Miss German-America Pavlina Schriel, Princess Sean Tomlinson and Junior Princess Amelia-Elsa Schweizer for their well-deserved new roles!

 

Muriel Swaggart
The German School of Connecticut, Inc
(203) 548-0438


by posted 01/06/2019
Today, 40 years ago (22 May 1978) The German School was born

Dear GSC Community,

Today, 40 years ago (22 May 1978) I signed the papers of incorporation of our school.  Thus, today, 22 June 2018,  is our 40th  birthday.

Last Saturday, with the help of the administration, parent volunteers, teachers and students who created a time line, an exhibition of their school work  as well as a GSC hymn, we pre-celebrated this birthday.

We had a lovely school event.

The Consul General in New York who could not be present last Saturday asked me to let everyone have his congratulation.  I attach it.

I also attach an article on the history of our school that was written by a freelance journalist who has written about our school before.

I thank you all for your great and dedicated  support of the school in the many years since its creation.   I wish you a wonderful summer.

With kind regards,

 

Renate Ludanyi, Ph.D.

 

President/Principal

German School of Connecticut

www.germanschoolct.org

 

Letter of the General Consul of Germany in New York   A history of the German School of Connecticut


by posted 05/22/2018
Inclement Weather Policy

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:  http://connecticut.news12.com/    

NBC CT:       website: http://nbcconnecticut.com

For GSC West Hartford its:

 
CBS WFSB – Channel 3.1 WWW.WFSB.COM
 
NBC Connecticut WVIT – Channel 30.1 www.nbcconnecticut.com


 

regards

GSC Staff


by posted 05/17/2018
Our school was featured in "German World Magazine"

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

Read the full article here.

 

 

 


by posted 04/26/2014
GSC Stamford: Two Saturday policy/operations changes

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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by posted 02/25/2013
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