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Weekday Kinderschule Waitlist 2020/2021

  • Friday, September 25, 2020
  • 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2024
  • 3:00 PM
  • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center, 3rd Floor


  • Non-refundable registration fee which will be applied to the first month of tuition.

Registration is closed

Waitlist Information for Full or Half-Day Preschool and Kindergarten

Dear Families,

We will continue rolling admissions during the current school year.  As spots become available,  we will contact families on the waitlist.  You will then have the opportunity to accept the spot or remain on the waitlist.  Admissions for the following school year will be accepted based on the following priority, current students, waitlist families, and new applications.   The registration includes a $200 non-refundable application fee which will be deducted from the first month's invoice if you choose to enroll your child. Please contact for further information. 

Information for Full or Half-Day Preschool and Kindergarten

Classes will run for 179 days, roughly following the CPS school calendar (see calendar attached)

Dates:  Sept. 3, 2020 - June 22, 2021
Time:  8:30am - 3pm (full day), 8:30 - 12pm (half day)
Before Care: 7:30am - 8:30am (session I)
After Care: 3:00pm- 4:00pm (session II), 4:00pm - 5:00pm (session III), 5:00pm - 6:00pm (session IV)

Cost (billed monthly, due on the 1st of the month Sept.-Jun.)
Full-Day: $1000/mo.*
Half-Day: $650/mo.*
Before/After Care: $150/mo. per session, drop-in available for $10/session*

*Please note rates reflect the 2020/21 school tuition, rates will be evaluated and updated prior to each school year.

The registration includes a $200 non-refundable application fee which will be deducted from the first month's invoice.

Preschool (3yr-5yr) : The preschool program is a German immersion program.  It is play- and project-based program where students have time for open play with the other children along with structured projects that incorporate different themes of the seasons. For instance, this spring before the quarantine, the students worked on a life cycle project by using flowers. The students planted various flowers and vegetables, recorded their observations, dissected flowers, did arts and crafts, read books about flowers, and sang spring songs. All of these activities are taking place in German. 

Kindergarten (5yr.-6yr.): Our Kindergarten program is a full-day dual-language program that follows a similar structure with the preschool.  However, students will also have English Language Arts and some Mathematics in English.  Our goal is to  ensure that our students acquire the foundations in English reading and writing to successfully participate in an American first grade program. Some mathematical concepts, such as comparing shapes and object-numbers correspondence, will be taught in German, while other concepts must be taught in English such as counting to 100 by ones and tens. 

Kinderschule also nurtures physical well-being, through frequent trips to the playground or walks in the neighborhood (weather permitting) and physical education in the DANK Haus.

All students who require a nap will have a possibility to sleep during the day.

Please reach out of us if you would like to schedule a tour or trial class, or if you have any questions or concerns. 

Once registrations are complete, we will reach out to our new class with additional registration information and medical forms.

*** Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelling your enrollment. Please contact us with any questions. ***

German American Cultural Center 

4740 North Western Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60625

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.

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