The German International School Toronto is an international community that welcomes not only German expat families, but any family that is interested in our unique offering. As a German School Abroad, we follow an advanced German curriculum and adhere to the Ontario curriculum. Students leaving the GIST have report cards that are recognised both locally and internationally.

While academics are important, we believe that a balanced and challenging program of character education lays the foundation for children’s educational success. For more information about our character education, click here.

Are you new to Toronto?

Moving to a new country is a fantastic and exciting opportunity – but it also comes with uncertainties. The German International School Toronto, as part of a worldwide network of German Schools Abroad, can help alleviate this uncertainty:

  • We ensure a smooth transition into a new, yet familiar school routine
  • Students may express themselves in their native language, which provides a great level of comfort
  • We offer a fully bilingual Kindergarten program
  • Our distinctive CHARAKTER program aims to educate the whole child by providing students with a moral compass for life
  • Students will experience a smooth transition back to Germany, into another German School Abroad or any other school of their choice

Let us show you in person how the GIST can make a difference for your family. Click here to book a tour or contact to receive more information.

Attention new families: We offer our Ambassador program for every family in our school community. Ambassadors are trusted and long-term school community members, have various experiences in different grades and can give valuable insights into our school life. For more information visit Meet our Families.