“GISB made me much more open-minded,” says Josephine, a 2019 graduate. “Without this experience, the whole world would be significantly smaller for me.” German International School Boston (GISB) is a bilingual independent school. The Lower Campus houses a German immersion program for preschool and kindergarten children with no prior language requirements. The Upper Campus serves grades 1 through 12 in a bilingual setting with dedicated teachers. An intensive Fast Track program prepares students entering grades 1 through 5 with little to no previous German language skills to participate in GISB’s regular curriculum within one year. Upper level students achieve native-level proficiency in German and English, are challenged by an advanced math and science curriculum, and enjoy travel and exchange opportunities. Graduates earn both a high school diploma and the German International Abitur, a rigorous honors-level diploma that opens access to higher education in the United States and Europe.