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

21st Century Schooling & Digitality

Digital Media Concept 

Our school-wide media concept aims at systematically integrating the use of media to foster learning processes throughout all school levels and subjects. Students acquire knowledge, insights, skills and abilities to meet the challenges of a media influenced world. The development and acquisition of the necessary skills for a life in a digital world go beyond basic IT knowledge, so they cannot be assigned to an isolated learning area, but are acquired, practiced and further developed in every subject and every school level. The school's media concept creates a common basis for the active design of the learning environment and lesson organization through an exchange between all those involved in the school.

Graphic: Phillipe Wampfler


 

Technology in the Classroom

  • Modern conferencing system, Interactive Whiteboards etc
     
  • Laptops and tablets:
    • Classroom computers (grades 1-3)
    • iPads (grades 4-7)
    • Personal laptops (grade 8-12)
       
  • Learning Management System:
    Google Classroom
     
  • Online learning programs / apps


The Virtual Classroom

  • Collaborations with other classes and/or schools or institutions
  • Experts visit classrooms​​​

Computer Science Classes & Afternoon Activities

  • Core curriculum of grades 5, 7, 10 and up
  • extracurricular programming
  • activities in grades 4,6,8,9

 

Accreditations

 

MINT (= STEM) / Digital School
GISSV has been an accredited MINT-friendly school since 2013 and Digital School since 2019, by the German initiative MINT Zukunft schaffen under the patronage of the Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK).
 

 

AP Course Computer Science Principles
The AP course Computer Science Principles, offered for the first time at GISSV by the Computer Science Department in the 2019-20 school year, was very successful in many ways. Among other things, GISSV received the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award from the College Board. This award is given to schools where more than 50% female graduates complete the course.

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