How does your bilingual After-School German language program differ from purely recreational after-school programs?
We are the only bilingual After-School program accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, offering K-10th grade classes. We give exams resulting in a recognized diploma: students graduate with the NY FLAC exam (Regents Equivalency Exam), which is the equivalent of three years of High School German. We also write As and B1 exams and offer the Advanced Placement exam in German. Our structured curriculum and assessment instruments are the backbone of our academic standards.
Who is your clientele?
Parents who believe that knowing a second or third foreign language will be an asset to their child’s intellectual development.. Parents who appreciate an articulated curriculum leading to graduation with recognized diplomas.
Who are your teachers?
Native Germans and US educated speakers of German. Most have been with us for many years.
Are you funded by any religious or political groups?
No. Our only mission is to teach German language and culture. Our language programs are tailored to a diverse and multicultural clientele and have neither religious nor political affiliation.
Where are your locations?
Manhattan: Classes meet on 77th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. There is no school on the West Side of Manhattan.
Long Island: In Garden City, classes meet on Cambridge Avenue near Adelphi University, and in Franklin Square, classes meet on Holzheimer Street next to Hempstead Turnpike.
What are your class times?
In Manhattan classes meet on Mondays, in Garden City on Tuesdays, and in Franklin Square on Fridays.
Younger children, ages 5-12 meet from 4:30-6:15, older children meet from 6:30-8:15.
What about your school year and calendar?
We run parallel to the regular school year. Classes start the 2nd week in September, and we are closed on all federal holidays, including Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas and Jewish Holidays. We also have Winter and Spring break.
Do you have Mommy and me classes?
No, not at this time, but we offer Playgroups for toddlers, from age 4.
Do you let parents and children observe classes to see if they like it?
No, there are no sample classes. However, you’re welcome to see the classrooms and meet the teachers..
What is the tuition for the upcoming school year?
$725 for the school year, starting second week in September 2018 and ending second week June 2019.
There are discounts for 2nd, and 3rd and 4th children.
How do I register my child?
We have rolling registration until the beginning of September. Download and print out the registration form. It is recommended that you discuss placement of your child with the principal if she/he is a native German speaker and needs to learn to read and write in German.
My child is fluent in German but cannot read or write.
We would love to have your child in the program, placement needs to be discussed with the principal.