German International School

About German International School

Our Mission
GIS is a collaborative community with a student-centered learning environment that encourages growth into bilingual world citizens, who strive for academic and creative excellence, embrace healthy and responsible behavior, and value independence and lifelong learning.

Our Philosophy
GIS provides an excellent educational experience that fosters cross-cultural understanding, giving our children the tools and perspectives needed to actively participate as citizens in a global community. Our students develop and maintain fluency in both the German and English languages.

We believe that children’s natural curiosity of the world is the origin of learning and that we must respect each child’s level of readiness, ability, and curiosity as we promote learning.


Community Engagement Intern

November 2018 - December 2018 Portland, OR
“I enjoyed living with a German host family and interacting with the students. ”
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