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GISNY turns 40!

German International School New York (GISNY) is celebrating its 40th anniversary of academic excellence this year. Germany’s former Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hans Dietrich Genscher, led the official dedication ceremony on September 23rd, 1980.

Commencing with 64 students in grades 1 to 5, the school has since grown its student body to over 400 and ranges from Pre-K to grade 12. The Deutsche Schule New York changed its name to German International School New York (GISNY) in 2014 and lives up to its new name with a wonderfully diverse school community with over 30 different nationalities.

Over the years there have been changes in the school’s educational program, including the graduation with the German International Abitur after twelve school years (previously 13 years), which facilitates access to universities worldwide, and the introduction of their bilingual Pre-K program for 3-year-old children.

In the last 40 years the school building, which is located on 20 acres of beautiful grounds, has been continuously enhanced and expanded. The latest addition to the “Campus of the Future” was the completion of the new building in 2019, which included a larger cafeteria and library, a multi-purpose room, a new student lounge and faculty room, as well as classrooms for differentiated instruction. Currently, the school is working on their Science Wing Project, which includes remodeling the science classrooms, building a new Maker Space, and the incorporation of cutting-edge-technology.

40 years of continued academic success and wonderful current and former students, parents, teachers, and employees without whom this achievement would not have been possible, calls for a celebration.

Everyone is cordially invited to join their Virtual Anniversary Celebration on September 23, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m. with the following link:


Meeting ID: 828 4637 7152
Passcode: 230980


German International School New York (GISNY)

50 Partridge Road, White Plains, NY 10605





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