We have a clear MISSION!

“Progressive and competency-focused German curriculum.”

Our Mission

At the German International School Toronto, we provide high-quality internationally-relevant education based on a synthesis of content and competency-driven instruction for students who aspire to be multi-lingual global citizens. From PreK through Grade 12, we offer a highly valued and sought-after education in West Toronto. The GIST curriculum instills in them values for open-minded and free world citizens, high linguistic competence in English, German and French, and excellent basic education in STEAM subjects. They acquire the German Language Diploma I in grade 9 and the German Language Diploma II in grade 11. The IB Diploma Programme, in grades 11 and 12, offers grade 12 graduates an internationally recognized school diploma with university entrance qualification. With an enriching and varied afternoon program, GIST offers an attractive full-day program.

German International School Toronto is a Candidate School* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosoph — a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that German International School Toronto believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org.

Our program, CHARAKTER educates the whole student and speaks to the heart, mind, and soul. A GIST education brings modern character education to the classroom and school community.