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Our Mission

The mission of the German Language School Seattle is to provide excellent German language instruction to diverse learners, to celebrate the culture of German-speaking countries, and to cultivate a vibrant German-speaking community in the Seattle area.  




We are incredibly excited to welcome you to German language classes at the beautiful Villa Academy in Seattle's Laurelhurst neighborhood. 

Our school provides a safe, interactive, and fun environment for children and adults to learn the German language and to experience cultural events from German-speaking countries. 

Herzliche Grüße!


Birgit Zischke, GLS Principal



The GLS Seattle offers Saturday classes for children and adults. Learners are placed considering several factors, including language skill, age, and grade level.


Teachers use modern teaching materials and techniques, and supplement classroom instruction with authentic resources. All teachers have native language skills and regularly attend professional development.


GLS students have access to the school’s library which houses German books and films for check-out. Students can prepare for and participate in competitive exams (National German Exam and Deutsches Sprachdiplom). The school offers community events throughout the year to celebrate the cultural heritage of German-speaking countries.


Students are admitted to our school regardless of gender, race, color, nationality, faith, disability, or sexual orientation. We value diversity, celebrate each family's uniqueness, and foster cross-cultural understanding.

Please find more information in our GLS Handbook.

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