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

Porsche Latin America

2013 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2012 Oktoberfest Vendors

2011 Oktoberfest Vendors

2010 Oktoberfest Sponsors

Magnet School Applications Open

Magnet school applications have started for school year 2015-2016. The period will be open until January 15, 2015. More information is available at

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. You can now renew your GIPA membership for 2014-2015 or buy tickets during the Oktoberfest pre-sale 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.

2014 Oktoberfest

October 11, 2014: GIPA's 23rd Annual Oktoberfest. Order tickets now at pre-sale prices! (Pre-sale ends October 6th)

Sprachdiplom Ceremony

On September 10, 2014, Coral Reef students were awarded certificates for their performance on last year's DSD 1 exams. Congratulations to all our recipients and thanks so much to all who attended, particularly the Consul General, Juergen Borsch, our German Language Advisor, Petra Reuter, our new teacher - Mr Steffen Rapp, and the new IB Coordinator at Reef - Kelli Wise.

Thanks as always to Daniela Kuczurba for her outstanding leadership and organization at Reef to make the ceremony aesthetically appealing and appetizing as always - and to Jacqueline Duester for lending a hand of support as always! Read More...

Teacher Appreciation Dinner

GIPA held a dinner, Monday September 8, to celebrate the start of anew school year and to thank the German language teachers, the board, the consulate and the german language advisor for their hard work and dedication. The board would also like to thank our hosts, Sports Grill Miami, for a wonderful event. Read More...

Welcome New 1st Graders

WELCOME The new 1st Graders at Sunset and West Lab!

About 60 new students have entered our German program at both schools combined for the 2014/15 school year.

Each year, GIPA and the second-grade families host a welcome picnic for the incoming first grade families. This year, the picnic was at the Dante Fascell Park on Aug 16. Some pictures posted here, and more available on Dropbox. Thanks to the second-grade families and welcome to the first-grade families!!! Read More....

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year

2014-15 marks the 29th year that GIPA has supported the German language programs in Miami. We welcome members - both returning and new - to a fabulous laboratory of learning, and encourage each of you to get actively involved in the program.

Read More from Ted Ballard, the GIPA President