At the German Free School we pride ourselves in our small-class size (maximum 12 children per teacher) and quality instruction.
Our Pre-K is for children who are potty-trained but who are net yet of an age to start Kindergarten (generally between 3-5 years old). The preschool runs during the Spring and Fall Semesters, Monday through Thursday from 9am - 2pm. Our children will be instructed by Mrs. Annette and Mr. Brad. Miss Annette has been with the German Free School for over 10 years and leads instruction exclusively in German. Total immersion is our motto. Mr. Brad has been instructing our advanced Samstagsschule kids as well as our online and adult classes at GTHS. During our early years we acquire language most effectively through skillful, active, and playful interactions in the language. Our curriculum is designed to benefit both, complete beginners as well as those who have already been learning German.
**Though we do not recommend you be in the class with your child, we understand that you might be concerned about your child's transition to daycare and feel that being close by would ease this process. You are welcome to sit back in the Free School gardens and watch from a distance. These transitions are usually easier on the children than the parents, so we will try to make it as comfortable as possible for both parties.
• Children need to be potty trained at the time of registration. • Please bring a small lunch for your child. Snacks and drinks will be provided. • Please label your childs' items if possible.