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2019 Steuben Day Parade

Dear GLSW families,

There will be no German School on September 21, 2019.

Please join our GLSW Board and Faculty on September 21, 2019 in New York City to march in the 2019 Steuben Day Parade if you would like. This event is not a GLSW event.

We are in the 4th Division.

The parade starts at noon, and ends by 2 pm. We need to assemble and line up at 11.15am on 68th Street between Madison and Park Ave. If you arrive any later, you will not be able to enter the area by car to park. If you have small children and are interested in riding on the float of the NJ division, please let the Principal know. You will have to be at the float at 11.15am on 69th street between 5th and Madison. You will be asked to help decorate the float at that time. Please let us know at if you are planning to attend. We will organize flags for all. You may wear your GLSW T-Shirt for the parade. Many participants get together after the parade for German food and drink, or attend the activities in Central Park. (please go on line for options) We will make reservations at Café Katja – co-owner Erwin Schrottner is an Emmy Award- winning TV Chef. He will be cooking for us again at our Octoberfest this year. Please indicate in your attendance e mail if you would like to join us at Café Katja after the parade. (about 20 minutes south of the parade by car)

Thank you,

Principal and Board of GLSW

We Have Moved

Saturday classes are now held at:

Saint John's Academy (SJA)
460 Hillsdale Avenue,
Hillsdale, NJ.

SJA is just a 5 minute drive (1.5 miles) northwest of Berkeley School.


Google Maps Directions: Click Here

Important Announcement for Wednesday and Thursday Evening Adult Classes

The adult classes will start on September 18 (Wednesday) and 19 (Thursday). All students who have signed up, should have received an email notification from Active Networks this past Monday. Please check your inbox. In case you haven't received the email or have questions, please contact:

Registration for the 2019/2020 School Year

A four installment payment plan is available for the Student and Adult Classes.  Please refer to the Registration/Anmeldung tab for details.

Tutoring Now 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.

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, though some adult classes are offered on Thursday nights, 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.

News of the German Language School Westwood

We need your help!

In order to keep our tuition to a minimum we are relying 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!