German International School Boston offers bilingual vacation programs filled with outdoor play, science, music and dance, cooking, crafts, theater, storytelling, and fun field trips. All programs are open to the public.
To ease childcare challenges for families, GISB offers a vacation program for students in preschool to grade 6 during school breaks in October, February, April, and July. All programs are bilingual, offering a great opportunity for all students to further develop and strengthen their language skills. No German knowledge is required to attend any of the programs, and all programs are open to the public.
Vacation program weeks run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with an extended day option for 5:00 pm pick-up for students in preschool – grade 6.
Fall Program 2023
- October 10 – 13 (no program on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 9)
- Registration for fall break is now open for families inside and outside of GISB. Registration closes on September 22.
Winter Program 2024
- February 20 – 23 (no program on Presidents’ Day, February 19)
Spring Program 2024
- Week one: March 25 – 29
- Week two: April 1 – 5
Summer Program 2024
- Week one: July 1 -3 & 5 (no program on July 4th)
- Week two: July 8 – 12
- Week three: July 15 – 19
- Week four: July 22- 26
The fee for a five-day vacation program is $520 for the regular day program (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) and $690 for the extended day program (9:00 am – 5:00 pm). The fee for a four-day vacation program is $415 for the regular day program (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) and $550 for the extended day program (9:00 am – 5:00 pm).
Summer Programm Information:
The GISB Summer Program runs for four weeks in July, and families can enroll for one or multiple weeks. GISB’s bilingual summer program is filled with fun activities on and off campus. On-campus activities include arts and crafts, cooking, sports games, and much more. In addition, participants venture out to nearby parks, local museums, and attractions, such as swimming pools, zipline or trampoline parks, and art studios.
For more information, please contact GISB Vacation Program Coordinator Felix Read.