We are excited to start the school year using our new school name "GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL WASHINGTON D.C." - Please note that our URL has changed to: www.giswashington.org and update your bookmarks accordingly. Thank you!

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Time table

Timetable for Elementary School (School Entry Level (SEL), Grades 1-4)

08.10 - 09.40 1./2.Period
09.40 - 09.55 Break
09.55 – 11.25 3./4.Period
11.25 – 12.00 Lunch-Break
12.00 – 13.30 5./6.Period
13.30 - 13.40 Break
13.40 – 15.10 Afternoon Program
15.10 – 15.15 Break
15.15 – 16.45 Extended Care


Early Dismissal Days:

- On Early Dismissal Days, classes end at 1:30 pm.

- The Preschool’s morning program runs until 1:30 pm.

- All buses depart only at 1:40 pm.

- On days with early release, there are no afternoon programs.

- Extended Care is offered on such days; however, all students signed up for the Extended Care must be picked up at the school by their parents.


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