German School Association of Greater St. Louis announces move to Kirkwood

Teacher-led German School is moving to Concordia Lutheran Church to accommodate an increased number of class offerings

ST. LOUIS (May 9, 2017) - For the past 55 years, the German School Association of Greater St. Louis (GSA) has been serving the surrounding 12-county area. Today, the GSA has announced its plans to increase its number of classes to 17 and make its new home at Concordia Lutheran Church – located at 505 S. Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood, across from the Magic House – beginning this August.

The GSA is committed to providing high-quality German language instruction to students of all ages and skill levels at a very affordable price. Classes take place during the normal school year on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m., for a total of 30 sessions (90 hours). No previous language experience is necessary.

“This move represents an important step forward for the German School, and I’m excited about the opportunities it will provide our students as well as our instructors, volunteers, and participating families,” said Carmen Freeman, lead teacher for adult education. “Our new location will allow us to elevate our education activities and to grow participation levels in our German language programming.”

Freeman, Stefan Landgraf – lead instructor for children’s education – and a majority of their fellow teachers are native German speakers. All teachers are highly qualified and truly passionate about delivering a quality education combining a mix of German language, culture, and traditions along with a fun, enjoyable, and learning environment. The GSA also offers middle and high school-age children the opportunity to earn certificates from the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA).

About the German School of Greater St. Louis

The GSA conducted its first classes in September, 1962, and has always operated as not-for-profit. The GSA is a teacher-led organization, which determines the optimal curriculum for the various ages and learning skill levels. The Board of Directors is strictly on a volunteer basis, and the members are elected to two-year terms.