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

Welcome by the Leadership Team

Welcome to the German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV)

We are a private school with two campuses in the San Francisco Bay Area that provides the highest quality bilingual education in German and English.

Our school community is proud to offer the only German/English language immersion program on the West Coast that offers preschool through high school bilingual education. GISSV provides an excellent educational curriculum that has been accredited by the German Government and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Our commitment is to ensure students reach their full academic potential in a nurturing environment that fosters critical and imaginative thinking, a passion for lifelong learning and an appreciation for cultural diversity.

While fully immersed in the German and English languages, students at the German International School of Silicon Valley are exposed to a broad variety of academic subjects as well as extracurricular activities focusing on science, foreign languages, arts, music and sports. The goal is that our students are well rounded, socially responsible, linguistically competent and culturally aware.

Upon graduation, GISSV students simultaneously fulfill all the requirements of the German International Abitur (DIA) and the California High School Diploma. The rigorous college preparatory program offered at the German International School of Silicon Valley prepares our students for admission to leading colleges in the U.S. and Germany as well as other countries across Europe.

Our school is pleased to offer bilingual education at our locations in the San Francisco Bay Area: Preschool (Mountain View; San Francisco starting in 2020), Kindergarten (Mountain View, San Francisco), Elementary School (Mountain View, San Francisco), Middle School (Mountain View, San Francisco) and High School (Mountain View).

Mario Cimiotti
Interim Head of School,
Head of High School

Jenny Jungeblut
Vice Head of School

Daniela Gibson
Director of 
San Francisco Campus 

Mike Nielsen
Chief Administrative Officer 

Morena Waack
Head of Kibili
(Preschool & Kindergarten)

Ralf Schönborn
Head of Elementary School

Maya Longk
Head of Middle School

Udo Krebs
Assistant Head of High School