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About us

The Naperville German Language School is a non - profit school which teaches students from pre-Kindergarten through adult ages. We maintain a total of 10 different ability levels, to accommodate all students. Our classes are enriched by conversation, German culture and extra curricular activities, such as our Christmas party, and the celebration of various German holidays and customs.
We believe in learning German and having fun at the same time, which keeps the children interested. A total of 6 professionally qualified teachers instruct our classes.
As proud members of GLSC (German Language School Conference) and PASCH (worldwide network of schools, an initiative designed to awaken interest in young people in modern Germany and the German language) we are committed to providing a positive learning experience, and effective and quality teaching of the German language and culture.

Willkommen zur Deutschen Schule in Naperville!

Welcome to the German Language School of Naperville! I am excited to be back to the same location, Congregation Beth Shalom, on 772 5th Ave, in Naperville. We are able to use 8 classrooms, if needed. This is also very close to downtown Naperville, 2 minutes by car. Parking is plenty.
We are a very active German school, that celebrates all the German holidays, Lantern Parade in November (general public is welcome to attend), St. Nikolaus, Christmas, Karneval, and the Graduation Party at the end of the school year.
As a friendly reminder, please take a look at the school schedule and mark down special school activities in your calendar, so you will not have any surprises later. Thank you!
Please drop off and pick up your students on the West side of the building. The first Friday of the month classes that start at 5:00PM are done by 6:30PM due to a service at the Synagogue. Please pick up your students on time, so that also the teachers can be out of the building by 6:30 p.m. Thank you!
This year we are offering a bus trip to Chicago. We leave on a school bus for the Lincoln Park Zoo Saturday, December 7, at 10:00AM. There, we can either stay outside and watch the animals or go inside, if it gets to cold. After about 2 hours, we hop on the bus again and drive to the Christkindlmarkt. This is an authentic German Christmas market. We will be back before 4PM. The fee is $5.00 per adult and is due before October 26. Please sign up early, make the checks out to me, Angela Jostlein.
All our teachers will be back, and that is really great.
As in the past years, several children took the AATG test, a test given by the Association of German Teachers in the US for high school students.
If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. We like to hear from you, also with positive remarks. If you can spare a little time, we can also use some help in different areas. Please let me know if you can help the school to grow and be successful! We are trying very hard to offer a German Language education at the highest level.
Finally, enjoy the summer, and I'll see you back in school!

Angela Jöstlein, Director
(630) 355-8279

Meet us

If you would like to meet us and other German speaking people please join us at 6 PM every last Thursday of the month for "Stammtisch" (Stammtisch is for Germans a regular 'get together'). Stammtisch locations may vary, so please contact Angela at, or call 630-355-8279.

Support our school

If you would like to contribute to support our school, you are welcome to make a small donation by sending us a check (German Language School Naperville). It will be of great help and will surely be appreciated. Since we are non - profit organization (501 c3), is is also tax deductible.

Comments, suggestions

"Speaking of ... We are very impressed with the class so far. Sabine is doing an incredible job of playing to all of the boy's development levels and the activities she engages them in are truly wonderful! This is, by far, the best program that we've enrolled our son in and it's a bonus that he's working on his German at the same time! Thank you for everything!" - Megan & Elliott Berck