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Saturday 22nd Feb at GLSW

Dear students, parents and guardians,

We will have Fasching – German Style - with music, dance, games and prizes on Saturday, February 22nd 2020 from 11.30 am to 3PM in the Gym of Saint John’s Academy.  Parents will have to supervise their children during that time.

We will have regular classes on that day. There will be lunch in the Cafeteria from 12 noon to 2 pm so we can accommodate all, including our adult classes with food, as well as enjoying the Fasching celebration.

All are invited to come to school in costume. There will be a best costume contest.

We want to make this a big Fasching event for all, including our adult students. GLSW will provide traditional “Berliner”, juice, water, coffee and tea, as well as Würstchen. We ask that families and adult students drop off a salad or healthy snack/sides or dessert in the cafeteria in the am.

To help defray some of our costs, there will be a box to collect voluntary donations

In the past, parents, especially of the younger children, have provided games, but everybody is welcome to do so. Please let Frau Gehres know what game(s) you are able to provide for the event and bring them to school on Saturday. If you have a special talent (e.g. face painting) and would like to add this to our activities for the event, you are most welcome.

We need volunteers to supervise game booths in shifts – and help with set-up and clean-up. Please email . Frau Simone Daeschner is co-ordinating this event as a parent volunteer – many thanks Simone!!!  Volunteers are still needed from 11.30 to 3 PM for the actual event (several shifts – state what time you can be available to help) for game supervision and food service, and 3PM to 4PM for clean-up.  This is the first time that we have the space and opportunity to make this a big event, in addition to having regular classes. It is also an opportunity for all students and families to participate in our school life who cannot do so on a regular basis, and meet others.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Principal and Board of the German Language School Westwood

German Language Summer Camp
Weeks of July 6 & 13, 2020

Dear Families,

It is with great pleasure that we announce our 4th Annual Immersion German Language Summer Camp.

Based on the interest expressed by our families, we are offering two consecutive one-week sessions beginning on July 6, 2020 at the Boy Scout Camp in Alpine, NJ.

You may sign up for two weeks, or for just one week. Weekly camp fee is $625 per camper

Camp hours are 8.30 AM to 4.00 PM. Before and After care will be offered for a reasonable fee, depending on the families’ needs.

Daily German tuition & activities e.g. swimming, archery, rock-climbing, arts and crafts, soccer, scouting skills, accompanied/led by German speakers

Lunch is included. Please see the daily schedule for the camp

Please click here for additional detail and pre-registration form: 


Principal and Board of the German Language School Westwood

Save The Dates

Saturday March 21, 2020, 5:30 PM, GLSW presents the adult comedy “Ehekracher” performed by the Galli Theater at Saint John’s Academy.  The duration is 75 minutes. Childcare provided for the duration of the show. Geselliges Beisammensein /Imbiss for all afterwards. Make it a family night.

July 6-10  and July 13 -17, 2020 – GLSW German Immersion Summer Camp


Registration for the 2019/2020 School Year

Children’s Classes: Saturday morning classes are held at Saint John's Academy, 460 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale, NJ.
Adult Classes: Adult classes are held on Saturday mornings and and also on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  Wednesday and Thursday evening classes are held at the Zion Lutheran Church Annex in Westwood.  Saturday morning classes are held at Saint John' Academy in Hillsdale. 

Please email for detail on the levels of classes offered each day. 

When registering for weekday evening classes, please note in the comments section of the registration page that you are registering for a weekday class. The school year consists of 30 weekly classes starting in September and running through May.

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:

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 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!