Celebrating Karneval, Scholarships, and Madison’s International Community

What a busy day this was for us! From morning to afternoon, we represented our school at the Overture Center International Festival. This year, our table was right at the rotunda, which was great exposure for our school. We loved chatting with everyone who stopped by, including familiar faces (Schwalben/Swallows teacher Jo Drury) as well as unexpected visitors.

Collage International Festival

In the afternoon, we celebrated Karneval/Fasching with arts & crafts and a costume parade. Have a look at all the fabulous costumes! Robots, fairies, and several Triwizard Tournament Champions were in attendance, as were Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz,  Axl Rose, and one Top Chef.

collage Karneval 2017

Collage Karneval 2017

What a great turnout! Special thanks go to Iris Hengst and Krista Bultmann-Spiro for organizing the event, as well as to everyone who helped with the setup and cleaning or who contributed treats.

Collage Karneval 2017

A highlight was the announcement of the winners of our Waldsee scholarship essay contest. Herzlichen Glückwunsch to the 8 (!) students who won a scholarship of $400 each towards attending  Waldsee, the German language immersion program in Bemidji, Minnesota, this summer. We are very grateful to Concordia Language Villages for providing this opportunity to our students.


Scholarship for Summer Camp available!

We are happy to announce a full scholarship for a child who would like to attend our German immersion camp this summer!


The scholarship is coming from an anonymous donor, who would like to provide this great summer camp experience to a child with little or no prior German exposure in financial need.

Please, spread to word to friends and neighbors about the camp and this scholarship.

To apply for the scholarship:
The child should write a brief letter (about 5 sentences — in English or German) AND draw a picture about why he/she would like this German immersion experience. What is the child’s connection to the German language and/or culture? What does the child hope to gain from this experience?

Please, send the application (the brief letter and picture) in an email with the subject line “GSoM Summer Camp – Scholarship Application” to our email address germanschoolofmadison@gmail.com. Please, make sure to write the following information on the application or in the application email:

1. Child’s Name
2. Child’s Age
3. Child’s Level of German (absolute beginners welcome)
4. Name of Parent(s)
5. Contact Email Address
6. Contact Telephone Number

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 3rd, 2015.