Weekday Kinderschule - 2021/2022

  • Tuesday, March 09, 2021
  • 8:30 AM
  • Sunday, December 26, 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center, 3rd Floor
  • 24


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


Registration for Full or Half-Day Pre-K, Full-day K-1

Dates:  Aug/Sept 2021 - June 2022 (School Schedule TBD, will roughly follow CPS)
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., alternative payment schedules available upon request)

Full-Day: $1025/mo.
Half-Day: $666.25/mo.
Before/After Care: $155/mo. per session, drop-in available for $10.50/session
Sibling Discount $250/yr. for each additional child ($162.50 for half-day students)

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 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. Using a German immersion approach, the children will work on several seasonal or cultural projects during the year and each project will last about 4-6 weeks. The themes are going to be a selection of the following: Community, fairy tales, construction (building), culture and traditions, relationships - Who am I, traffic education, food, and life cycles.  All projects will cover Science, reading, mathematical concepts, music, art, and crafts, and will be taught in German only. The teachers and children will work on the projects every day and while our teachers have prepared activities beforehand, we are open to incorporate our students' interest and ideas. We will also offer naps for younger children. 

Kindergarten - 1st (5yr.-7yr.): Our K - 1st 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 following the Illinois State Standards (WIDA and Common Core) as we are a registered non-public school with the Illinois State Board. 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. Except for English Language Arts and Mathematics, the students have Social Studies, Science and PE and while we follow the Illinois State Standards, we are teaching these concepts in the German language. After the Weekday preschool and kindergarten, we offer a German Saturday school to maintain our students' German.  

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 Pre-K students who require a nap will have a possibility to sleep during the day.

Please reach out to 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.  Please note that priority will be given to current Kinderschule students and sibling, waitlist families, full-day applicants and then half-day.

*** 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 Avenue 
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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Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

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