About Us

The GERMAN SCHOOL UPSTATE, SOUTH CAROLINA began classes as "Die Deutsche Schule Spartanburg (DDSS)" on September 7, 1996. The Carolinas are proud of their successful and growing business and cultural relationship with German speaking countries. The GERMAN SCHOOL UPSTATE hopes to further strengthen this bond.​ 

The GERMAN SCHOOL UPSTATE admits students regardless of their race, color, nationality and ethnicity. All students have the same rights and privileges to the programs and activities generally accorded and made available by the school.

The GERMAN SCHOOL UPSTATE is a non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors who are volunteers. The Board of Directors appoints a Curriculum Coordinator who is responsible for ensuring that the policies of the board and the academic goals of the school are achieved in the classroom.


Note: The school relies on the participation of volunteers to operate at the most economical level possible and to keep tuition low. We hope that many parents, guardians and friends will help us enrich our program by occasionally volunteering their time to help with our programs.

A Christmas Eve church service in German will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 415 South Pine Street, SpartanburgService will begin at 4:00 pm on December 24.

Before the service there is a Kaffee / social hour beginning at 3:00. Attendees are asked to bring some cookies for sharing. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided by the German American Club. 

There is a nursery available for young children.

Frohe Weihnachten!

The GSU Board would like to welcome everyone to German School for the 2018-19 school year.

Current Statistics
Greenville = 50 Students
Spartanburg = 22 Students
Total # of Classes = 12

A Christmas Eve church service in German will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 415 South Pine Street, SpartanburgService will begin at 4:00 pm on December 24.

Before the service there is a Kaffee / social hour beginning at 3:00. Attendees are asked to bring some cookies for sharing. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided by the German American Club. 

There is a nursery available for young children.

Frohe Weihnachten!

The GSU Board would like to welcome everyone to German School for the 2018-19 school year.

Current Statistics
Greenville = 50 Students
Spartanburg = 22 Students
Total # of Classes = 12