Preschool-12 Bilingual Education in
Three Locations in the Bay Area

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Support GISSV

At GISSV, our primary commitment is to help our students achieve academic and personal success. A high-quality bilingual education requires an exceptional faculty, a curriculum that develops fluency, creativity and competency and the generous involvement of our community.

Like every independent school in the U.S., GISSV, an incorporated nonprofit organization, relies on the support of our community to sustain and enhance the educational experience of our students. We encourage all parents to actively participate in the life of our school and provide financial support beyond tuition.

This section of our website features the many opportunities you have to contribute to this special place.

Thank you in advance for your active interest in GISSV.

You make a difference not only to our students, but to our entire school community.

How You Can Get Involved

Engaged Parenting

Staying involved in the small and large events in your child’s school life helps your child and our school succeed. We encourage you to talk with your children about homework and friends, ask about their school day, support your child’s interests, communicate with your child’s teachers, attend parent-teacher nights and visit the website on a regular basis for updates on school happenings, to name a few.

Active Participation

There are many opportunities for you to play an active role in your child's education at GISSV: volunteering on campus, helping with special events, chaperoning field trips, cheering for our students on stage and on the playing fields, supporting our many Parent Association programs and activities, serving on our Board of Directors or on the committee level for events or our Annual Fund. We also encourage you to participate in our biannual Society meetings to learn about the state of the school, elect Board members and vote on our budget and bylaws.

Financial Support

Operating an independent school like GISSV is not possible on tuition income alone. Our school relies on a variety of sources to support its outstanding teachers and programs. We hope you will feel fully invested in the life and work of our school. We ask all parents and other constituents to contribute to the Annual Fund and, if possible, to participate in campaigns that support our facilities and other capital needs. Parents are also invited to support fundraising events and activities sponsored by our Parent Association. We rely on you to make GISSV a priority in your family’s charitable giving plan each year.

Parent Giving and Participation Guide

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