GSM combines proven teaching methods and curricula from Germany and the United States, crafting a unique, child-centered curriculum that represents German and New York State Department of Education standards.    

Benefits of a Bilingual Education

Bilingual education is the academic model of the future. Brain scans have shown that those who are bilingual have denser gray matter than their monolingual counterparts. Students starting GSM in Kindergarten without prior knowledge of German gain command of the language in a few months. A bilingual program is academically challenging by nature and fosters a culture of joyful learning.

GSM Mission

GSM is a bilingual school for a multicultural world.

Our child-centered curriculum provides a joyful learning environment to encourage and shape future global citizens. We provide our children with a strong foundation to be future thoughtful leaders in their communities. 

From day one, GSM cultivates care and respect for our own and others’ learning, emotions, bodies, and environment.

Teachers expose children to different cultures and ways of thinking, they encourage questions, connections and creative thinking, and provide a safe setting to explore the world. Children at GSM are community-minded and take deep pride in themselves and their fellow students. 

Most importantly, GSM strives to foster each child’s natural joy, openness, and curiosity.

Encountering new knowledge and being challenged is fun, and we want our children to enjoy every day at school and to be excited about all that they will learn. 


Our curriculum meets (and exceeds) U.S. Department of Education requirements.

Bilingual Instruction

Native English or German speaking instructors.

Complete Learning Path

Partnership with German School Brooklyn (GSB) provides seamless transition to Middle School (Grades 6–8) and High school (Grades 9–12).

Mixed Model Learning

Individual-, partner-, and group instruction & interactions.

Culture of Exchange & Learning

Partnership with Preschools

Students from our partnered preschools enjoy preferred admission.

Cultural + Creative Arts Programming

Instruction in Fine Arts, Music, and Theater

Focused, Year-round Instruction

Small class sizes (~20 students) and access to a full year of programming.

Premier Tribeca Location

The Tribeca location at 74 Warren Street is easily accessible by most subway lines, making this school ideal for all Manhattan neighborhoods.

GSM Team

Our team consists of experienced and highly qualified teachers and administrators from all over the world. Our German speaking teachers are representing Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Our English speaking faculty teaches to the modern standards of English Language Arts. The language departments work together to create an optimized bilingual learning experience, with a keen eye on socio emotional well-being.


GSM is growing into a meeting point for cultural exchange between multilingual families in downtown Manhattan. In addition to the after school program  for enrolled GSM students, the school offers an array of programs for non-GSM students, siblings, and learners who are hoping to study languages, music, theater and art.

Jobs at GSM

German School Manhattan accepts applications for employment on an ongoing basis. We’re currently accepting applications from administrators, elementary school educators and interns.  

Preschool Partners

Our partnered pre-schools enjoy preferred admission at GSM. These schools offer German immersion or German language classes that will support the transition into GSM's kindergarten. Having experience with German language instruction is not required for admission but is a great way to prepare.

Our Partners

GSM and the GSM community enjoys support from the following partners.

Non-discrimination policy

Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to students. German School Manhattan admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Statement of Inclusivity

GSM is an inclusive community that welcomes diverse students and staff, as it relates to race, ethnicity, family structure, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and physical ability. Our aim is to help students grow into thoughtful, contributing members of our increasingly diverse world.