German International School of Texas at Austin Pre-K

on September 8th, 2021 by


GTHS is pleased to announce:

The German International School of Texas at Austin Pre-K powered by GTHS is now a certified Pre-K institution in Texas. We are extremely excited to bring this long awaited request by many parents to life. Over the past few years a tremendous of behind the scenes effort has taken place, with times of frustration, mountains of paperwork to complete, massive amounts of procedures to develop, overcoming last minute obstacles, and finally nerve wrecking state and city inspections have taken place in order to take us over the finish line. Today, WE CROSSED IT!!!

A HUGE Milestone in the history of GTHS!

Per Janis Gonser (President of GTHS): “Offering a Pre-K program has been an ongoing conversation/discussion that probably dates back to the days before I joined the board, so seeing it become a reality is a very special moment for us and GTHS.

The program aligns perfectly with our mission and values, and taking the rich history of our building and its original purpose into consideration, I can not think of a stronger alignment.”

A very heartfelt DANKESCHÖN to everyone that has brought this exciting chapter to life for GTHS.

Brad Barr: Director of Education
Constanze Heitkoetter: Pre-K Director
Annette Barrada: Lead Teacher
GTHS Executive Staff & Board
Barbara Kay and Frank Vordenbaum Pino Estate
Stevenson Family
Kempff Family
And many others

With all that said. Our doors WILL OPEN on September 7th. Enrollment is ongoing. We welcome you to join the German International School of Texas at Austin Pre-K. To register please go to

If you don’t have little ones any more or would like to support the growth and development of the school, please consider donating to our program. The initial startup costs are great as one can imagine, but one GTHS has wholeheartedly taken on. To donate to the Pre-K program please go here: or contact the office at, speak to us directly at 512-467-4569, or via mail at

German Texan Heritage Society
PO Box 684171
Austin, TX 78768-4171

Our end goal is to mirror our German Language program success in additional Central Texas cities.

But for now, we will take a deep breath, celebrate our accomplishment, enjoy Labor Day weekend. Starting next Tuesday we will open the doors for the first time to the German International School of Texas at Austin Pre-K.

Have a great holiday weekend.
Christopher Markley – Executive Director