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

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GISSV's programs are created to meet the needs of families looking for a quality bilingual education. Our school is an optimal choice for families in the Bay Area. GISSV's pedagogical approach ensures that students are prepared for a smooth transition into the American and European educational systems.

Locations in Mountain View and San Francisco

  • Accreditation as a Official German School Abroad
  • Multilingual Curriculum: German and English beginning in Preschool and additional language course(s) (MV: French, Spanish/SF: Spanish) beginning in 6th grade
  • Graduating students earn the German International Abitur and obtain all of the required qualifications for a California High School Diploma
  • Limited class size
  • Experienced, licensed, professional international faculty
  • Grade Levels:
    • Mountain View: Preschool-12
    • San Francisco: Preschool-9 (9th Grade Lab Class added in the 2022/23 school year)

Preschool in Mountain View and San Francisco

  • For ages 2 to 3: 3-day toddler group on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • For ages 3 to 5: half-day or full-day options Monday through Friday
  • Dual language Program (German and English)
  • Flexible options
    • Mountain View Campus: between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm
    • San Francisco Campus: between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm

Extracurricular Activities/Afterschool Program

  • Language Day once a week (Mountain View)
  • School as a laboratory - hands-on science for Middle and High School students (Mountain View)
  • Afternoon Club includes homework supervision, play time and miscellaneous activities from Monday to Friday until 5:30 pm
  • A variety of extracurricular activities are available, including soccer, chess, robotics, drama and a music program featuring string classes, orchestras, choirs and a student band (Mountain View)

Saturday School in Mountain View

  • German language classes for all ages on Saturdays
  • Adult classes also on weekdays