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German International School
Place Category: Education and Uncategorized
German International School (GIS) is a collaborative community with a student-centered learning environment that encourages growth into bilingual world citizens with cross-cultural perspectives in German and English languages. It is one of only seven North American German Schools accredited by the ZfA and is a German School of Excellence. Along with the German accreditation GIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme candidacy school and utilizes the Oregon educational standards.
GIS students begin their day in their homeroom classroom and all classes Preschool – 5th grade experience a well-balanced curriculum which includes art physical education science and music. Outdoors GIS students have access to several green spaces which promote social academic and mental health in its students. The playground features a turfed field an open court area play structure and a covered area. These programs and facilities combine to create a demanding stimulating and fun curriculum that encourages sensory development and growth academically artistically physically socially and emotionally.
Community and Culture is important to The German International School. They celebrate many traditions throughout the school year to enhance community and to share in German heritage. Such traditions are Oktoberfest Fasching St. Martin’s Day Weihnachtsmarkt and St. Nikolaus Day. German International School is located in Beaverton a suburb that borders northwest and southwest Portland.