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

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A Dynamic, Cohesive Experience from Grade to Grade

GISSV's preschool-12 structure and broad liberal arts-based educational approach integrate hands-on learning activities, creativity, and academic challenges into the school experience at every age. Our programs are bilingual German/English and based on the German curriculum of the state of Thuringia, fostering interests across all academic disciplines, social-emotional competency, critical thinking, artistic expression, and physical motor skills. We are an awarded STEM school with a strong science program, and specialty classes such as sports, music, art, and third and fourth languages are an integral part of the day. Our innovative, individualized teaching techniques, comprehensive curriculum, and support systems ensure a motivating and exciting learning environment for all students. Students graduate with both the American High School Diploma and the German International Abitur, offering them a unique advantage in a globally competitive world. 

Our international faculty are caring, highly qualified, and experienced. We believe in the importance of continuity and a strong bond between student and teacher for optimal learning success.