Graduation/Sommerfest Smiles!

Thank you to all in our community who came together for the end of the year celebration!  There was so much effort that went into the event.  Students displayed a wide range of work for proud parents to admire!  Volunteers brought food, helped with arts and crafts…  and so many came with smiles on their faces.  Special thanks to our teachers and board members for their tireless work.  Fröhlicher Sommer!  Check out our facebook page for pictures!



Einladung zum Abschluss!

We would love to see you at the upcoming graduation!

  • Entchen – Schwalben (kindergarten) classes will be combined to start at 2pm and end at 3 pm.  At 3 pm our younger children may go up to the graduation hall early for some kindergarten level arts and crafts.
  • All other students (Schwalben, Falken, Eulen, Moewen) should be picked up early as class ends at 3:30 pm.  Parents are invited to walk their students up to the graduation hall to see samples of their work!!  There are snacks to enjoy, followed by announcements, the awarding of test certificates (for those students who participated) and graduation certificates for all!!
  • Potluck dinner – Thank you in advance for contributing to our light potluck dinner!  The German school will provide cutlery, cups, plates bowls, napkins etc, and ask that parents bring 1 or 2 of the following: drinks, appetizer, fruits/veggies, dinner item or desert.
  • We plan to have some cute activities for the kids, a bit of art, a smidge of crafts and the Maibaum!

Summer Camp Registration is open!

Dear GSoM Families,
Our summer camp 2019 is rapidly approaching!  We have a 1 week camp from June 17th to June 21st and would love to welcome you.  Each day will consist of songs, dance, storytelling, arts-and-crafts and more.  All in German, so what could be better?!
WHO: All kids entering 1st to 5th grade in Sept. 2019, native speakers, bilingual kids and those with no prior exposure to German are all welcome!
WHEN: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on June 17 to June 21
WHERE: Bethany United Methodist Church.  3910 Mineral Point Rd, Madison WI 53705
COST: Save 50$ by registering early! The cost is $185 per child until May 31, 2019 and will increase to $235 after May 31st.
**Registration will close JUNE 3rd or earlier if we reach the maximum capacity of 20 children.  Any applicants after this time will be added to the wait list.  Families on the wait list will be notified by June 12th if their child can participate.

Now Hiring!

GSoM is preparing for next year!  As we design our classes, we are also beginning the interviewing process for open positions.  GSoM is seeking native or near native speakers for lead teacher and assistant teacher positions.  Classes are held on Saturday afternoons from ~2-5 pm for thirty weeks of the school year and range from preK to 7th grade plus adult classes.  Please refer to the detailed description here: Job Advert 2019-2020 and don’t hesitate to contact GSoM if you have any questions!  We look forward to the coming year!

Einladung: Spieleabend am 2. Februar

Liebe Freunde und Familie der Deutschen Schule Madison,

Ihr seid alle herzlich zum Spieleabend am Samstag, 2. Februar eingeladen!

Join us for a game night on Saturday, February 2nd!

Games will start after classes, at 5:00pm and run until around 6:30. We will be playing in Lake Edge UCC’s Community Room, the large room downstairs.

For this event, we ask that you please bring food for your family.

GSoM has a selection of board and card games, but please feel free to bring your own as well!

A friendly reminder that GSoM events are for families to enjoy together, so please be prepared to stay with your child(ren) for the duration of the event.

If you are not a currently enrolled family and need directions/building access, please contact us: for more details.

We look forward to a night of friendly competition and games with you all!

Bis Samstag!

Einladung: Filmabend am 26. Januar

Hallo zusammen!

It’s time for our first Filmabend of 2019. On Saturday, January 26th, we will host a few different showings for different age groups:

3:15 to 4:00 and 4:15 to 5:00 – Variety of short films for younger children. Petersson und Findus and Die Biene Maja. Popcorn, drinks, and a few other treats provided.

5:00 to 6:30 – “Fünf Freunde 3” Pizza and drinks will be provided!

If you are not currently enrolled and interested in attending, feel free to contact us at to RSVP and get more information about our location.

Bis dann!


Einladung: Nikolausfest 2018

Der Nikolaus kommt!

You are cordially invited to our annual Nikolaus Festival Potluck Celebration with guests from the Wisconsin Chamber Choir and, of course, St. Nikolaus.

Date: Saturday, December 8th

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Location: Goodman Community Center, Brassworks Building, 214 Waubesa St, Madison.  Room: TASC A & B, 2nd floor

*** IMPORTANT! If your children are enrolled at GSoM this year, please note these class changes for the 8th***

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Early release for all remaining classes at 4:15pm

Timeline for event:

3:15-4 pm: Arts & Crafts for younger children 2-6 y/o

4 – 4:30 pm: Story time with St Nikolaus for younger children (in German and English) with treats

4:45 pm: Performance and group sing with members from the Wisconsin Chamber Choir and a visit from St. Nikolaus

We will sing a welcome song (Lasst Uns Froh und Munter Sein) for St. Nikolaus as a group. If you want to familiarize yourself with the song beforehand, please see this video.


Please bring a contribution to the potluck (main dish, salad, bread, dessert).  We will have plates and plasticware available, but you are welcome to bring yours from home if you would like (less waste).

7pm – event ends

This event is for GSoM enrolled families and community members!

Thank you so much and looking forward to seeing everyone!!