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Important Notes

Dear Students and GLSW families, 

In our 56th year, we are faced with unprecedented challenges, and we are very grateful to see your support.  We are honored to have you entrust your children to us for our "Saturday German School", and safety of our students and staff is our primary concern as we are finalizing our plans for re-opening with our host school, Saint John's Academy and the local board of health.

The German Language School Westwood will start Saturday Classes on September 26th. 

You will be receiving a notice from "active" (our registration system) that will include your class (es), providing you with a class time and teacher name. 

Currently, we are planning for in-person classes for Kindergarten - Level 5, and will continue to monitor the situation to adjust. All other classes will start with remote sessions. 

We hope to bring other classes back to the in-person classes as the school year progresses. 

Our school has invested in technology to allow attendance of live-classes remotely should a student not be able to attend an in-person class. 

You will be receiving detailed instructions from GLSW regarding the procedures for in-person classes, as well as the remote classes that all of our community will have to follow. 

Your teachers will be reaching out to you over the next weeks with details.  So please look our for the "transfer e mail from active networks", when in doubt, contact the principal ([email protected]) with your student's name and question included.

Christine Gehres, Principal  for all of us at GLSW 

Child and Adult Registration for the 2020/2021 School Year is Open

  • Please follow link on the "Registration/Anmeldung" tab for additional information and to register.




Welcome to the German Language School of Westwood!

Welcome to the German Language School Westwood, located in Bergen County, New Jersey, just 13 miles from the George Washington Bridge. Our mission is to make learning German language and culture an enjoyable, rewarding experience for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Take a tour of our website, and then call us to arrange a visit!

We're a 54-year old non-profit school, serving more than 200 students and continuing to grow. Most of our classes are held on Saturdays, although some adult classes are offered on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, too.

What makes us successful?

Our curriculum is progressive and tailored to the individual student. Many of our teachers are from Germany and hold degrees from German universities. Our teachers aim to make learning fun and interesting. We offer small classes for children, teens and adults. Our students have diverse cultural backgrounds, and we offer adult programs for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced students.

German Language School Westwood News


Saturday Classes - Location

Held at: Saint John's Academy (SJA), 460 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale, NJ.  Google Maps Directions: Click Here

Tutoring Available

Tutoring is available for those who need that extra bit of help with homework assignments or would like additional instruction outside of the regularly scheduled classes. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and our rates: [email protected].

Interested in teaching?

Mögen Sie Kinder? Do you speak German and have some teaching experience? We are looking for German teachers!

Help us teach our children the German language - send your resume to [email protected] and we will contact you shortly.

We need your help!

To help keep our tuition at a minimum, we rely on Volunteers. Every Family that has Saturday classes is kindly expected to sign up for 2 volunteer slots a year i.e. Hall Monitors, Set-Up, Support and Clean-Up for special activities and others.

Click here to get to the Sign-up page - Please try to sign up for the upcoming Saturdays with priority to make sure that we are covered.

Thank you for your support!
The GLSW Board

German Language School Westwood

Welcome to our school!