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

Congratulations Class of 2021!

Congratulations Class of 2021!

Congratulations and kudos to our graduates for navigating the challenges of the past two school years and their exceptional accomplishments!

After three days of oral exams at the end of May, preceded by written exams earlier this year, our 20 graduates received their dual high school degree on Saturday, May 29: the German International Abitur (DIA) and the American High School Diploma. This dual degree is a distinct feature of GISSV, enabling our graduates to qualify for admission to universities in the U.S., Germany and other European countries.

Congratulations and kudos to our graduates for navigating the challenges of the past two school years and their exceptional accomplishments! 

Some of our graduates received additional impressive certificates along with their German International Abitur such as the Physics DPG-Abiturpreis (Laura F.), the Abiturpreis Mathematik (Helena M.), the GDCh-Preis Jahrgangsbeste Chemie (Alina L.), and congratulations to Francis B. on receiving the 2021 National Merit Scholarship!

In addition to the ceremony on our Mountain View Campus in the morning – hosted by GISSV and the German Consulate General –, the graduation was celebrated in the evening with GISSV's festive "Abiturball" at the Lightpost Winery in Morgan Hill.

On Thursday, May 27, the graduates kicked off the festivities and bid their farewell to the school community with a humorous senior prank ("Abistreich"), which included a curious "make over" of the Mountain View Campus.

Enjoy photos of all three events below. To our graduates, congratulations once again and our very best wishes for your future! We hope to hear from you often.

Graduation Ceremony

photo credit: Shelly Hamalian


photo credit: Shelly Hamalian


photo credit: Katja Koehler (GISSV)