We continued through elementary and middle school because of the small class sizes and passionate teachers during these critical learning years. Plus, music, art and gym are still part of the curriculum for every student. We are staying through high school for the approach to science and mathematics that makes it possible for even average students to understand and be successful at advanced topics. The unexpected bonus is that our American children will have access to German universities at a fraction of US university prices. GISSV is the best school for this American family.
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We are delighted that you are visiting our website, and we would like to invite you to explore our wonderful GISSV community.
It is our pleasure to guide you through the entire admission process. This section of our website is designed to answer your questions and explain all required/necessary steps regarding the application procedure. After familiarizing yourself with how your family can join our community, please feel free to explore other areas of the website as well to discover more about our bilingual mission.
We pride ourselves on our truly international outlook. We welcome families from all over the world, resulting in representing almost 40 different nationalities on our two campuses. We offer strong language learning support in both DaZ (German) and ESL (English).
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Meet our Alumni
Transitioning into a bilingual program coming from a traditional American school and an English-speaking household was not easy. On the part of GISSV, the nurturing environment and small class sizes undoubtedly went a long way in my bridging my transition. The same elements of my school experience which stood out during my transition were also the parts of GISSV I came to appreciate most as I continued on. I am so grateful for the individualized attention I received all the way until graduation. The teachers I had the privilege of encountering at GISSV were invested in my learning and passionate about what they taught. When I entered university in the United States I had a distinct advantage over many of my peers, seeing as I had not only a firm foundation in the sciences, but also an enthusiasm instilled by my instructors at GISSV.
It is a pleasure to watch how my daughter expands her knowledge of the German language and culture while absorbing the cultural heritage from her friends as well. I could not be happier with the education that GISSV has to offer. The teachers are truly amazing. They know how to engage all students and how to tailor their teaching to give every child the best learning experience possible.
Cultural differences even extend into the curriculum at my school, often reshaping the course's organization, emphases and scope. From my bilingual, dual purpose chemistry classes designed to fulfill both AP and German Abitur requirements to my advanced Spanish classes that bridge the gap between a Spain-focused European curriculum and US-based Latin American Spanish, it seems that every subject is an infinite world in itself; one class offers a glimpse into a much bigger and intriguing picture.
The German International School of Silicon Valley does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, age or disability in the administration of its hiring, educational policy, admissions, financial aid practices, or of its athletic and other school-administered programs.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:
Name: Désirée Appadurai
Title: HR Coordinator
Office Address: 310 Easy Street, Mountain View, CA 94043
For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at OCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.