Connect with our Ambassadors
We are very proud to offer our ambassador program to new and existing families. Ambassadors are trusted and long-term school community members and wonderful parents here at the GIST. These families have various experiences in different grades and can give valuable insights into our school life. We wouldn’t be able to picture a GIST community without them. We are therefore happy to present you the ambassadors and give you the opportunity to connect with one of them. This opportunity is especially great for newcomers to Toronto for first meaningful connections, to receive helpful advice and to get to know the school community. If you are interested in meeting one of our ambassador families, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We chose GIST because it offers an education with purpose. The school equips our children with real skills that will enable them to engage in this yet unknown future. The vision of GIST is to make its graduates lifelong learners who are prepared to shape their professional paths. My family is proud to be part of this unique school.
“As a Canadian/Austrian family, the GIST offers us a unique experience to benefit from a combined German and Canadian education. Our daughters enjoy the international environment, high quality curriculum, and community feeling. The teachers at the GIST really know our children and provide them with support, opportunities to excel, and the chance to develop themselves individually.”
We were warmly welcomed into the school community as a local Toronto family with no ties to Germany or German language. Going into our sixth’s year with the school, with five children spanning kindergarten to grade 8, we continue to feel as supported as we did in the beginning. We were initially drawn to GIST as an alternative to the Ontario public school system. We value the strong influence of the rigorous German curriculum as well as small class sizes and plenty of individual attention.
We chose the GIST since the German language was very important to us, but beyond that we liked the flexibility and opportunities the special curriculum offered. After several years at the GIST and actually having all our three kids at the school, we are absolutely happy with our decision as the GIST is a place where the kids, in addition to receiving an excellent education, experience a place of so much comfort and where they are part of a small, nice and caring community. To us, this is very important and not self-evident in such a big city with its hectic everyday life. Our kids love to go to school every day and they are seen with their individual needs, talents and characters!
We appreciate the combined German and Canadian education the GIST offers, equipping our children with language skills and cultural understandings that will enable them to connect with their grandparents and family in Austria and continue their university education wherever they choose. We’re also glad for the GIST community of involved parents helping each other out.