2020 School Year

We are ramping up! Its been a long summer of researching the updated guidelines for our Youth Programs, but we are happy to announce that German Instruction WILL return this fall starting on Saturday October 3rd! We are finalizing our plans to provide a mix of in person German lessons in an outdoor setting, prerecorded YouTube and Google classroom lessons and a mix of ZOOM meetings. We are planning our instruction specifically for each age group to provide the best delivery and keep our students speaking German throughout the year. Registration will open by the last day of August, so keep us in your thoughts and your plans! We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Stay Tuned!

Congratulations, 2020 Graduates!

We are proud that all of our students completed another year of class! Thank you for a wonderful school year and the flexibility of our students and teachers with the transition to online school.

We were sorry we couldn’t hold our end-of-the year graduation party and sent everyone off into the summer in person this year. We’re planning for what classes might look like when we return in the fall and we’d love to hear your thoughts – you can email Nancy, the School’s Administrator here. In addition, the board has collected feedback in a survey and we will keep in touch and let you know as we have updates to share. 

Don’t forget our resources section that can help with keeping up with your German learning efforts over the summer, including some new great live readings by some of our board members and students!

Take care and stay healthy, and we’ll see you in the fall!

Einladung: Faschingfest 2020

You are cordially invited to our 2020 Faschingsfest!

All past, present and future students are welcome.  

For pictures of prior year events and prior Faschingfests, click here.

Please NOTE:

COSTUMES: Students are invited to wear costumes to this event!

POTLUCK!  Please bring a small healthy dinner dish to share between the families.  The German School will provide drinks such as juice and coffee/tea.

Fasching 2020


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!  https://www.facebook.com/GermanSchoolofMadison/



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!