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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.

No School on 12/9 - Snow Day!

The district has informed us that the school building will be closed on 12/9 due to the expected snow fall.

We will see you again for Saturday classes on 12/16.

Frohes Schlittenfahren und Schneemann bauen!

Die Post

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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 50-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 are in need of 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. Door Security, 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 - see you Saturday!
The GLSW Board


German Summer Camp

Dear Parents and Students,

We are excited to offer another German Immersion Summer Camp in 2018.  Planning is in progress and detail will be published when available.

Address is: Alpine Scout Camp, 441 Route 9W, Alpine, NJ

Click here for flier with details about the program.

Please come and join us, and see the beautiful facilities that will become our home this summer.

Your Team of the GLSW



Weihnachtsfeier und Weihnachtsmarkt - Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dear Parents and Students:

There will be no regular classes on Saturday, December 16th 2017; instead we will be having our "Weihnachtsfeier".

Weihnachtsfeier will begin at 10:00AM in the gym of the Berkeley School. We will be hosting our own program this year followed by the Weihnachtsmarkt.

Parents will be responsible for their children once the performances are over.

GLSW will provide refreshments, and we hope that our German School families will enjoy a stroll across the Weihnachtsmarkt while enjoying traditional Christmas "goodies" and music. There will be new and lightly used German books, games and DVDs for sale, as well as homemade cookies and offers from several vendors that are friends and family of our students.

If you're interested in having a table to sell items for the Weihnachtsmarkt or have any questions, please email

German Language School Westwood


St. Martin's Day invitation - Laternenumzug!

Please join us on Friday, November 11 for our annual St. Martin's Day Celebration.
We will start assembling at Berkeley School at 6 pm, and leave with our lanterns for a short "parade" and singing in the neighborhood at 6.30 PM. There will be warm cider upon our return in the school cafeteria, and the families are encouraged to bring cookies or even bake the traditional "Weckmann" to share.
The story of St. Martin will be told.
We are looking forward to seeing you there! Your GLSW board.

Welcome to our school!