GISSV was honored to be part of the German flag raising ceremony commemorating German Unity Day.
Together with all Germans and friends in our community, in the Bay Area, and beyond we are celebrating this special day.
GISSV is one of 4,513 German schools around the world participating in the junior election this year.
Organized by our History & Music departments, our 8-12th graders commemorated the 20th anniversary of 9/11 today with an online event.
Per GISSV tradition, we welcomed our new first grade students with a special ceremony.
It was a pleasure to see our students and so many of you at the Meet & Greet!
This week we had our annual GISSV Green project days on both our campuses
Congratulations and kudos to our graduates for navigating the challenges of the past two school years and their exceptional accomplishments!
We are excited to announce that GISSV is project partner in the network Schule der Vielfalt!
This week our San Francisco 8th graders graduate from GISSV. Congratulations and all the best!
GISSV senior Francis B. was named 2021 National Merit scholarship winner! Congratulations!
After recording last year the first interactive books feature the voices of students from GISSV are out now!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Online Auction and the Live Event celebrating our teachers!
How will AI shape our future, and to what extent should we let AI control and shape our lives?
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.
We established a partnership in our Afternoon Athletics Program with the John F. Kennedy University this year.
Congratulations on their distinguished list of acceptance letters!
The program is open for enrollment to German language learners entering GISSV in grades 5 and 6!
As a community and as neighbors, we stand together with Yew Chung (YCIS) and wholeheartedly show our support during these challenging times.
Blake Peter, Head of GSPDX and Kathrin Röschel, Head of GISSV together with Elementary School students kicked off our interactive, cross-level and cross-school campaign.
Our GISSV San Francisco 7th graders have been interviewed for the 'KiKA LIVE Trendchat '!
GISSV spearheaded the very first Sharks German Heritage Night celebrating German heritage in the Bay Area and the connection to the San Jose Sharks!
Prof. Dr. Meinel, Director & CEO of HPI; KMK President Ministerin Ernst, Head of the ZfA Fr. Toledo, and Consul General Südbeck
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.
Thank you to GISSV parent Ninik de Porta who came to all of our Afternoon Sports Classes. It was AWESOME!
Three of our students took part in the Los Altos Sunset Rotary Club Speech Contest through GISSV’s Interact Club (presided by Mila Q. K. and Kimi J., grade 12).
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)".
Last week, we kicked off this year’s High School AI Project with GISSV and the Evangelisch Stiftisches Gymnasium Gütersloh (ESG Gütersloh).
Recognized for Closing the Gender Gap in AP Computer Science Principles
GISSV Head of School Kathrin Röschel gave WirtschaftsWoche - the German business news magazine - an interview on digital education.
Alumnus Titan Yuan (class of 2016) talks to GISSV high school students about his time at GISSV and UC Berkeley.
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.
Thank you to US Triathlete and Olympic hopeful Tony Smoragiewicz who gave an inspiring talk to our athletics groups!
Congratulations to Anna K. and Felicia A. on their wins at this year's "Concours de poésie" organized by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).
Toshiyuki J. (9th grade) and Max K. (12th grade) represented GISSV under the guidance of David Giesen at the virtual Berlin Model United Nations (BERMUN): www.bermun.de.
GISSV officially has a preschool in San Francisco!
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!)
Middle and High School students have been invited to a special screening at Berlin & Beyond - In Focus.
US Speedskating athletes and Olympic hopefuls Erin Jackson and Kimi Goetz joined our Soaring Eagle Fitness Class.
GISSV had the distinct honor to celebrate the impressive milestone of Colonel Halvorsen's life (in coordination with the Halvorsen family) and his timely message of hope.
On Friday, October 2, we had an exceptional online event to celebrate this momentous occasion. Thank you to guest speaker: eyewitness Mario Röllig!
GISSV families continue to support the Amy Foundation that runs afternoon activity programs in the poorest townships in Cape Town, South Africa.
Being in Distance Learning for a few months Vice HoS Jenny Jungeblut reflected on the learnings of this experience and the opportunities it brings for improvement and development back in the classroom - as well as life after the pandemic in general.
Over the summer, our caring, dedicated community consisting of families and staff continued to step up to support GISSV in new ways.
This week we were thrilled to be able to hold one of our most beloved ceremonies for our new first graders - The Schultüte tradition.
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!
We have the pleasure to pass on the invitation from Chargée d'Affaires a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin Robin Quinville.
Professor of physics, jazz musician, and book author Stephon Alexander gave an inspiring talk for our high school students.
With the end of this school year we bid farewell to the Presidio and look forward to move to our new Castro location.
Congratulations to our graduates who received their dual degrees during a special drive-in graduation!
For the first time we hosted an event to introduce GISSV to Kibili and Elementary grandparents.
A special shout out to our very first graduating 8th grade on the San Francisco Campus!
In a special video message the GISSV community says thank you to Federal President Steinmeier for his letter.
German Pro-Cycling Sprinter Pascal Ackermann from team Bora-hansgrohe Professional Cycling answered our student's questions on professional cycling.
Last Saturday, the community came together in another great show of support for our Anniversary Online Auction.
Our young San Francisco journalists met Kathrin Roeschel for an interview in March.
Our class 6b received a very special email from the famous German youth book author on May 4.
Thank you to the German Consul General and the German Consulate General San Francisco for this very special opportunity!
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, sent our community his greetings, as well as his congratulations on our anniversary.
GISSV is "MINT-freundliche & Digitale Schule" = STEM Friendly and Digital School.
GISSV's learning platform NERDL is a helpful tool for distance learning in Silicon Valley as well as other German schools.
"Schule in der Coronakrise - wie kann Fernunterricht gelingen?" (German article)
The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the push for digital and remote learning environments and applications.
The German International School of Silicon Valley has transitioned to a distance/online learning plan.
The GISSV community celebrated its 20th anniversary with a very special concert in the Cañada College Theater last Friday night!
Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Kathrin Röschel to GISSV as our new Head of School!
Led by ZfA German language consultant Ingo Matthias, GISSV hosted a training session on "Jugend debattiert"...
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.
Congratulations to GISSV High School student Paul Z. who has advanced to Finalist standing...
High School students kicked off an interdisciplinary, transatlantic project researching the impact of developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).
Congratulations to GISSV 8th grader, Luana C., for being a winner of The New York Times Review Contest for middle schoolers!
February 7 marks a special milestone for GISSV. Twenty years ago our school opened with only 34 students in a basement in Silicon Valley...
The cookbooks arrived and are for sale in our front office in Mountain View.
Teachers and students from both our campuses take part in a special translation project.
GISSV fourth graders took (successfully!) part in the 16th story competition "AbraPalabra" presented by the KinderAtelier of the Frauenmuseum, Bonn/Germany.
We welcomed the wonderful storyteller Muriel Johnson to our GISSV Mountain View Campus to start off Black History Month.
It was a pleasure to welcome German science comedian Vince Ebert – touring with his first English show – to GISSV Mountain View last Saturday.
"How the Culture Gap Made Me a Smarter, More Successful Person"
The Boys Middle School Soccer Team won 6-0 in their first game of the season...
Happy Chinese New Year! 🐀
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!
Last Friday was match day for our Middle School Girls Soccer teams: the GISSV Gold vs. GISSV Black (5:1).
The GISSV elves did it once again - they transformed Downtown Mountain View into an European village for our annual German Holiday Market.
Students and Parents of our San Francisco Campus once again decorated a Christmas tree for the annual Deck the Hall event at the San Francisco Symphony.
Among teachers, staff, parents, and classes, both from Mountain View and San Francisco, GISSV donated 70 gifts to families in need.
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.
On Tuesday our newly formed girls' "Black" team of the GISSV Eagles had their first game against a powerful opponent.
On both our campuses we celebrated the tradition of St. Martins Day.
BAUHAUS – the German design school founded by Walter Grophius – celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019.
The "Gold" team of the GISSV Middle School Lady Eagles Soccer Team(s) had their first - and successful - game of the season last Wednesday with a 6:2 win.
In collaboration with the German Consulate General we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall with a special event on our Mountain View Campus last Friday.
We were pleased to open the doors for a 'sneak preview' on our new Castro campus in San Francisco.
The official German Schools Abroad (DAS) in the US and Canada together created a new joint website.
Always keep the dialogue open - this was the message of Frido Mann, grandson of Thomas Mann, on his visit at GISSV.
We are excited and proud to share that GISSV received the official Seal of Excellence with outstanding results!
Student artwork donated by an anonymous GISSV family to be on permanent display at the consulate was handed over to the Consul General.
On the occasion of the German Unity Day the German flag was raised at the San Francisco City Hall.
Our Mountain View students commemorated the German Unity Day with a special celebration.
Congratulations to Coach Marina Glaus and the Cross Country team for their performance in the October 2 league races at Crystal Springs (1.75 miles).
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.
Congratulations to Laura F. (grade 11) on receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award 2019 in Gold.
GISSV 12th grade student was announced as a semifinalist towards becoming a National Merit Scholar.
Per GISSV tradition, we welcomed our new Kindergarten and first grade students with a special ceremony.
... and thanks for attending our Meet & Greet events!
Seismic Retrofitting: Now underway!
2019 is the 10th anniversary of the Deutsche Internationale Abitur (DIA) - and it all started at GISSV!
Our 23 graduates proudly received their dual diplomas and celebrated their farewell from GISSV.
During our biennial "GISSV Goes Green" project days, students were deeply immersed in learning about our environment.
GISSV Mountain View students received awards for special academic and athletic achievements. Congratulations!
Thanks to GISSV parent Martin Barthel the students of our Entrepreneur Club got the chance to visit the Facebook headquarter.
Our 7th graders joined forces with students from Kiel working on a shared science project on the impact of climate change on coastal cities.
The bilingual writing contest at GISSV Mountain View is an annual favorite among many of our teachers and students.
Our GISSV school community visited the new location in the San Francisco Castro for a sneak preview last weekend.
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