The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is an independent, nonprofit Preschool–Grade 12 international school with three locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are a center for cross-cultural exchange and a focal point for families interested in a high-quality bilingual education.
With campuses in Mountain View, San Francisco and Berkeley, we serve the broad needs of students from preschool through high school. We are committed to helping students reach their full potential in a stimulating environment that fosters critical and imaginative thinking as well as an appreciation for cultural diversity. Our programs focus on dual-immersion language education and its application in science and social studies as well as in arts and sports. Our experienced faculty uses innovative and differentiated teaching methods that encourage independent thinking and a passion for lifelong learning.
GISSV is a model school for bilingual learning and unites Germany's traditions, know-how and culture with U.S. dynamics, innovation and ambition. We are part of the worldwide network of German schools abroad, a system that is supervised by the German Federal Foreign Office and provides children from various countries and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to meet and engage in dialogue. We are the only elementary and secondary school in the Western United States that meets the accreditation requirements of the German government.
We welcome families from all cultural and language backgrounds. Come explore our school!