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Classes Suspended Until Further Notice
Effective Saturday
March 14th


Westwood, March 12, 2020

Dear GLSW students, parents, guardians, teachers and staff,

In line with public schools in Bergen County, the German Language School Westwood will suspend on-site classes starting Saturday, March 14th, until further notice.

This Saturday, our teachers will be trained in the use of ZOOM as a platform to continue teaching classes virtually. The virtual class rooms will commence the week of March 15th, including our evening adult classes.

The Saturday March 14th classes will be held during our snow make-up day.

The virtual classroom will continue until we can resume in-person classes.

The board will continue to evaluate the situation and will keep the school community informed.

The Galli Theatre Performance on March 21st will be postponed until further notice.

Your teachers will send you the necessary details. We look forward to seeing you on-line next week.

Please stay healthy and safe. 

Board, Principal and Staff 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

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

The adult comedy “Ehekracher”, performed by the Galli Theater, has been postponed until further notice.



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!