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


School News

Middle School Beach Ball

Students and teachers from both campuses had a blast dancing, taking pictures at the photo booth, and eating shaved ice at our summer beach party.

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Anti-Drug Day 2022

Both San Francisco and Mountain View 7th graders met for an Anti-Drug Day to learn about the physical, mental, and social effects of drug abuse.

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Transatlantic Media Literacy Project

GISSV's 11th graders and Ethics teacher Vera Kress took part in a conference on Media Literacy hosted by the Aspen Institute Germany.
They contributed to a Handbook and Podcast - Now available!

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MINT freundliche Schule

GISSV, together with five other German Schools Abroad, was honored as “MINT-friendly school” (MINT is the German equivalent for STEM) in 2021.

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A Special Year for the GISSV Entrepreneurs

At our Entrepreneurs club, students learn to iterate rapidly to develop their ideas. Rapid iteration and inventiveness were certainly needed in the last school year and in our club, too.

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AAPI Joint School Statement

As a community and as neighbors, we stand together with Yew Chung (YCIS) and wholeheartedly show our support during these challenging times.

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Virtual Junior Achievement Day 2021

Thank you to the dedicated group of parents who taught Junior Achievement lessons online to students in 1st - 8th grade during Junior Achievement Day on February 24.

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Juandalynn R. Abernathy at GISSV

The "first child of the civil rights movement”, daughter of Reverend Abernathy and godchild of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., visited us in our "virtual classroom(s)".

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Virtual Holiday Market 2020

We couldn’t celebrate the holiday season together and share some Glühwein in person, but our dedicated HM team kept the holiday spirit alive by creating a virtual Holiday Market event.

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The Active Eagles - Expert Cookbook 2020

Part of this semester is learning about nutrition. In this special cookbook some of the favorite meals of our visiting experts and special guests are shared. We hope you have fun trying out these recipes! (Please share pictures with us!) 

Guten Appetit! 😋

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Welcome Back to School!

Happy first week of school and welcome to new and returning families! Even though we are in Distance Learning, our teachers and staff are looking forward to the new school year!

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Farewell Presidio

With the end of this school year we bid farewell to the Presidio and look forward to move to our new Castro location. 

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Junior Achievement Day 2020

Thank you to the dedicated group of parents who taught Junior Achievement lessons to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade during Junior Achievement Day at GISSV Mountain View.

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20 in 2020!

February 7 marks a special milestone for GISSV. Twenty years ago our school opened with only 34 students in a basement in Silicon Valley...

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AbraPalabra Competition and Book

GISSV fourth graders took (successfully!) part in the 16th story competition "AbraPalabra" presented by the KinderAtelier of the Frauenmuseum, Bonn/Germany. 

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Girls Soccer Team Wins Championship

Congratulations to the GISSV Gold Team and their fabulous coaches for their 2-0 victory in the league championship! A first for the GISSV girls, but definitely not the last!

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7th German Holiday Market

The GISSV elves did it once again - they transformed Downtown Mountain View into an European village for our annual German Holiday Market.

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SF Holiday Concert 2019

Last Monday our San Francisco school community came together to celebrate the holiday season with a student concert and sing-along in the Presidio Chapel.

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Book Reading & Eyewitness Account

We had the pleasure of welcoming Melanie Levensohn and AnneMarie Yellin to our MV Campus yesterday for an event organized in collaboration with the German Consulate.

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