Preschool-12 Dual Language Education in
Two Locations in the Bay Area

Dual Language Learning

Our dual-immersion concept is designed for the needs of international students, regardless of the language spoken at home. It offers children an effortless, natural language acquisition in both German and English. At GISSV, both languages are used for social as well as academic communication.

One language sets you in
a corridor for life.
Two languages open every door along the way.

Frank Smith, psycholinguist

Video: GISSV SF Campus (old location in the Presidio)

Why German?

German is the language of Beethoven, Goethe, Einstein and many other famous thinkers and artists as well as the inventors of several innovative brands. Not to mention the soccer world champions! The most widely spoken language in the European Union, German is spoken by 120 million people and currently being taught to more than 17 million people worldwide. Germany is one of the world’s strongest economies and the home of some of the most preeminent cultural, scientific, educational and entrepreneurial institutions.