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


This page contains useful information for parents.



Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 12:15 pm.  Please see the calendar for the schedule.



GSC Stamford is located at:

Rippowam Middle School

381 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905



GSC West Hartford is located at:

First Baptist Church

90 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107



Sick Child Policy

We are committed to ensuring the health of our students, parents, and teachers.

All parents are responsible for not bringing children to school that are sick or a have a condition that may be contagious. 

This is common courtesy to the community so that others are not infected.  Please use your best judgment and common sense in determining if your children should remain home.

Do not bring your child if:

  • You would not bring him/her to regular school
  • Your child has a fever
  • Your child has lice 
  • Your child has any other potentially contagious condition

If the teachers have a child in class that they feel has any of the above condition, the child will be brought to the front desk and parents will be contacted for immediate pick-up.

Thank you for your understanding!


Inclement Weather Policy
We do our best to communicate school delays or closings in a timely manner.  We will email you and/or send text messages.   (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:


WTIC FM 96.5:    WWW.965TIC.COM








NBC Connecticut WVIT – Channel 30.1
Find more information about West Hartford's policy here:
GSC Staff



In case of school closing or delayed opening, the Principal will call the local storm center to have that information broadcast and will then notify all teachers and officers.


The teachers will call their students.


If you are in doubt regarding the closing of the school, please contact your (child’s) teacher – please DO NOT call the Principal in order not to block the phone line.


The following stations will broadcast the closing/delayed opening of the GSC - West Hartford, in the case of inclement weather:


WTIC AM 1080


WTIC FM 96.5


WRCH FM 100.5


WZMX 93.7


CBS WFSB – Channel 3.1


NBC Connecticut WVIT – Channel 30.1


Please make sure to have this information at hand throughout the winter as well as the contact information for your (child’s) teacher.




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