The German-American School is a NY State accredited After-School language program with German classes held in Manhattan, Franklin Square and Garden City, LI.
What sets us apart?
- We have been teaching German since 1897. We have a track record of teaching German.
- We are not just for German children or German-heritage speakers.
- We are NY State Board of Regents accredited.
- Our program concludes with the NY State Regents exam (now called FLACS).
- Our motto is “German is for everyone” – our clientele is diverse and multicultural.
- New York State 3-year Comprehensive Regents exam (now called FLACS) = HS credit.
- Advanced Placement in German, – recognized by US Colleges.
Who would choose our program?
Our program caters to children ages 4 to 15. Some of our students are of German heritage, others have no German background. No previous German is necessary. There are classes for children K through 10th grade. Parents select our school because they believe that nurturing one’s heritage or learning a second or third foreign language benefits their child’s development and can be useful later — whether in college or for their career.
How do we teach?
We teach German as a foreign language: Teachers will speak English in class when necessary and explanations are given in English, especially in the lower grades. In the upper grades, English is phased out in favor of German.
When are classes?
Our classes meet one afternoon per week for 1 hour and 45 minutes:
in Manhattan on Mondays, in Garden City on Tuesdays, and in Franklin Square on Fridays.
View the 2018-2019 school calendar here.
In the late 19th century, the school’s students came from German immigrant community and its main purpose was to teach German literature, history, and culture (in German) to the children of German immigrants.
The German-American-School was incorporated in 1911 by the Regents of the University of the State of New York which is why our program is recognized by NY State. It is also why the program of German-American-School can lead the students toward completion of the New York State Three-Year Comprehensive Regents Exam in German. Students take the exam at the conclusion of our program (after eight years). Once the Regents Exam is passed, the student can be awarded three language credits from their respective high school.
German-American-School, Teaching German for 119 Years. Regents Accredited Since 1911.