About GSM

German School of Manhattan opened on September 5th, 2018 for its first ever kindergarten class. Enrollment is currently open for grades K-2. The Tribeca location at 74 Warren Street is easily accessible by most subway lines, making this school ideal for all Manhattan neighborhoods.

GSM will grow one grade per year into a full K-5 program, covering curricular requirements for both the German “Grundschule” and the American elementary school. The curriculum and approach align with other bilingual programs, such as the German School Brooklyn (www.germanschoolbrooklyn.org), which provides the ongoing track into Middle School and High School.

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.

Our 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.