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

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Three Campuses - One Program

Technology, science, finances and the arts attract an international populace to the San Francisco Bay Area. With locations in Mountain View (Silicon Valley), the East Bay and San Francisco, the school has three locations that can be easily reached by families living throughout the area.

GISSV was established in Mountain View, in the heart of Silicon Valley, in 2000. The Berkeley/East Bay campus first opened its doors in 2007, moved to the Hillside School in Berkeley in 2012 and to the current campus in Emeryville in 2017. The latest addition to the GISSV community is our third campus in San Francisco, which opened in the beautiful Presidio near the Golden Gate Bridge in 2011. All three campuses adhere to the accreditation requirements of the German government and offer the same educational philosophy, curriculum guidelines and student-to-teacher ratios.

Our three campuses currently serve the following age groups:

  • Mountain View: Preschool to 12th Grade
  • Berkeley/Bay Area: Preschool to 8th Grade
  • San Francisco: Kindergarten to 6th Grade