Associate Organizations

German Consulat (Miami)
Swiss Consulat (Miami)
German American Business Chamber (GABC)
German American Social Club (GASC)


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

2015 Oktoberfest Supporters

2014 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2013 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2012 Oktoberfest Vendors

2011 Oktoberfest Vendors

2010 Oktoberfest Sponsors

Job Opening at Coral Reef HS

We are working to fill a pair of openings at Coral Reef High School for our German program. If you have interest or know of any qualified candidates who might be looking for a part time opportunity to work at one of the nation's top magnet high schools please let us know.

Candidates should send in their resumes and info to

Please review the recommended qualifications before applying.

Also note that the application deadline has been extended until August 1, 2016.

T-shirt Contest Finalists

GIPA was very happy about the almost hundred entries from all schools and we thank very much all participants. The winner will be announced at the welcome picnic on August 20th. (Click on any image for a larger version...)

A Day to Celebrate at Reef

by Helen Ballard

On Tuesday, May 31st , in the typically tranquil Media Center of Coral Reef Senior High School, a memorable ceremony presented by the German International Parent Association took place, honoring both students and staff for years of hard work. Read more...

Spring General Meeting

Dear parents,

At our recent Spring Meeting, we went over a good deal of program information. We discussed several board positions that are presently open, including the very important positions of communications manager and co-treasurer. Please take a moment to review the attached document to learn more about the program. Read more...

Welcome Picnic for First Graders

For the new 1st graders at Sunset and West Lab Elementary Schools: Please join the 2015/2016 1st graders, their families and GIPA for an informative and fun-filled BBQ to start off the new year! Read more...

Celebrating 30 years of GIPA

Many heartfelt thanks to all of you who celebrated and supported this year's GIPA Gala! This year's Gala was sparkling with champagne, good mood and joyful scenes! We can all be proud of what GIPA has achieved over the years. Read More...

Kreativwettbewerb 2015

Sunset Elementary 5th grade German students participated in a creativity contest: "Kreativwettbewerb 2015"organized by the Center of the German Language Abroad of Germany.


2015 Oktoberfest - Thanks to all!

Thanks to all who attended and took part in this year's 24th annual Oktoberfest celebration. We would at this time like to specifically thank many of the individuals and corporate supporters who made the event possible. In particular, thank you to all of our volunteers, parents, students, teachers, school administrators, German Government officials, and the German American Social Club. Read more...

Coral Reef High School in the News

In case you missed it, Coral Reef Senior High School was on the news this week for its academic excellence.

German Diploma and Honor Society Celebration

On September 11, 2015, students in various levels of the German program were given certificates to represent the successful completion of the two highest standardized exams administered by the German government as measures of proficiency. These certificates commemorated their passing grades on the DSDI and DSD II exams. Read more...

New features at has had a refresh! Many small details have been improved, but two main additions will be the most-noticed by regular visitors:

  1. The GIPA calendar page now uses Google calendar, so readers can scroll back and forth in time more easily and can even link directly to the GIPA calendar on their own computer or phone.
  2. On line payments via PayPal have been integrated to the site. For example, you can now renew your GIPA membership for 2015-2016 on line.

All of the old highlights of the gipa web site are still available. Explore the reorganized navigation menus on the left of the screen to find GIPA News, Hausaufgaben for Sunset classes and more! Enjoy the new look of the site.