History

The Deutsche Sprachschule of Central New Jersey was founded in 1964 by a group of parents to provide not-for-profit German language instruction in the community. In the early 1970's the school moved from campuses in Plainfield and Bedminster to a single location in South Plainfield, where it remained until 1991. The school then operated out of Watchung Hills Regional High School in Warren before moving in 2012  to Advent Lutheran Church, where it now offers Saturday German classes in a spacious facility with plenty of parking.

The school is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit institution,  funded primarily through tuition. It is also funded by the generous support of organizations and individuals interested in promoting German language and culture. Their help keeps the school accessible to students by lowering tuition fees.

The Deutsche Sprachschule teaches all aspects of the German language, from writing and speaking to reading and listening comprehension. Students are prepared to communicate effectively in German using correct grammar, appropriate vocabulary, standard orthography and correct pronunciation. Cultural, geographical and historical topics appropriate to each level are also an integral part of the curriculum. An extensive library and video collection are available to all students.

The school employs qualified, caring teachers who also teach basic values and study skills in small classes. Close relationships between the teachers and parents create authentic learning experiences and success in examinations like the AATG, SAT II, AP - German and Sprachdiplom I and II.

The administration and trustees uphold the values, standards, and procedures that the school was founded on. They honor and thank those who have contributed their talents, time and energies in maintaining the excellence of a program that benefits its students and their communities at large.