Our Mission

We are the 1st free German Language Program in NYC

We strongly believe that the German Language Program at P.S. 18 Edward Bush Magnet School for Leadership benefits all, German-speaking children, children who are new to the German language, the school as a whole, and the entire community. Most importantly, bilingualism is a gift that benefits a child for the rest of her life by broadening her horizon and opportunities.

The first German Enrichment Program at a public school in New York City started in 2017 with Kindergarten (children born in 2012). The program will run from K until 5th grade. P.S. 18 – Edward Bush (Magnet School for Leadership) is located in Williamsburg on 101 Maujer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206. We welcome English language learners and all other children of families who do not speak German at home, but are interested in other cultures and languages. Get to know the school and the program.

Das Goethe Institut

The German Dual Language Program is sponsored in part by The Goethe Institut.

The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange. Find out more about Goethe-Institut in New York on their website.

German Language Program News

Latest news about our school.


Support our Fundraiser

Help us continue the first German Enrichment Program at a Public School in New York City! We are the parent initiative that founded the first German Enrichment Program in New York City at P.S. 18 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2017. Now, 50 Kindergarteners are learning German during regular school hours and the program will be…


Some Recent Questions on Pre-K and K

Pre-Kindergarten Are children in PK eligible for a school bus, or just K and older (provided that there will be enough children in the 2018/19 school year)? PK students are not eligible for busing. Kindergarten students are eligible provided that there are sufficient children to create a bus stop.   Is there after school for…


Open Houses Until Year End 2017

Open Houses will be almost every Thursday. Time tbc. They will be by appointment only, so if you can let us know if any of the dates work for you, we can arrange it. Please register at Eventbrite ( or email to Below are the dates. November 30th December 7th December 14th December 21st

Loading blog posts...

Why German

Did you know that German has the largest number of native speakers in the European Union, far more than English, Spanish, or French? Did you know it is the second most commonly used scientific language in the world?  Or that a fifth of the books published in the world are in German?


1st in Europe

The German economy ranks number one in Europe and number four worldwide.


World Leaders

Germans are world leaders in engineering.



German is the gateway to a world-class higher education.