write a review

German International School Boston

Private School | Grades PK, K-12
57 Holton St
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 783-2600

About This School

A Globally-Oriented Education with German Roots in the Heart of New England.
German International School Boston is located in Allston, MA. It is a private school that serves 200 students in grades PK, K-12. German International School Boston is coed (school has male and female students) and is nonsectarian in orientation. The school belongs to the State or regional independent school association.

In 2013, German International School Boston had 5 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Massachusetts average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2008)

Students (2008)


Students Per Teacher (2013)

write a review

German International School Boston Reviews

Great education at the GISB

By a Parent on

We enrolled our oldest daughter at the GISB seven years ago, back then there were 74 students enrolled. Since then we have seen the student body grow more than twice its size, we have seen the school extend to 12th grade (the first DIAP - Deutsche Internationale Abiturpruefung - was written last year ), saw it awarded the title of "Excellent German School Abroad" (exzellente deutsche Auslandsschule) by the Bund-Lander-Inspection and most important of all, we see our daughter, our son and now since fall 2012 our little one thrive at this school. Not only academically, but also in terms of self confidence and social intelligence. The teachers are young and motivated, the principal does not only have visions but really pulls through with them and the atmosphere is always friendly and like a big family. Our kids love this school and so do we.

High Teaching Standards and Creative Approach with Good Track Record

By a Parent on

What attracts us are the high teaching standards, emphasis on independent and group learning, as well as the opportunity to obtain American and international diplomas. Beyond that, we want our children to grow up in a multicultural environment where they interact with innovative, cosmopolitan role models every day. The GISB delivers.

Great School!

By a Parent on

We moved to Boston a year ago. Coming from Germany with experience in the rigid school system of Bavaria we were very pleased with the multi-cultural environment at German International School Boston. Small class sizes where every kid gets a high level of attention and individualized support helped our teenager son to make a smooth transition within short time. Maybe more importantly, he quickly became part of the community and likes going to GISB a lot.

We perceive the quality of teaching as very good. The kids have a tough schedule but are carefully guided. The approach of the school is exceptional and training is focused to grow kids with personality and skills that will help them to meet the challenges of a globalized world. Getting bi-lingual education and training in two additional languages is definitely a plus. Not to forget the Deutsches Abitur and the US High School Diploma. Of course there is always something you would like to improve. However, the community is strong, involved and committed and the cooperation with the school administration very close. In summary: We are very happy with the decision we made and would encourage everyone interested to have a closer look at this school.

Great school to be! Our daughter loves being here!

By a Parent on

We just moved into the Boston area more than a year ago and it wasn't any question about where our child is going to go to school especially after we looked at the German International School Boston and met with the staff. The cooperation and community between parents and teachers concerning lessons, education and goals, individual care of the children is really exceptional - especially compared with schools in Germany. Our child is visiting the first grade now and still loves being here. The classes are small so that the teachers can concentrate on each child individually. The school received an award of excellence which we support to the full extent.

German International School Boston Photos

There are no photos for this school yet. Be the first to add a photo.
Help your child get ahead.
Practice the early reading skills teachers say are most
important with Brainzy. Serious learning. Seriously fun.
Try Risk Free
Serious Learning. Seriously Fun.
Online games from that help early readers
get ahead.
Try Risk Free