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

San Francisco

Our San Francisco campus is centrally located in the Castro (Eureka Valley) within walking distance to beautiful parks like the Mission Dolores Park, Corona Heights Park, and Kite Hill and adjacent to Eureka Valley Rec Center and Rikki Streicher Field  featuring sports fields, and open space. It serves a full Preschool-Grade 8 program.

Thank you for your interest in GISSV.

The San Francisco campus is the newest addition to the GISSV community. Thanks to significant support from parents, we opened the campus in 2011 in the Presidio. After GISSV had outgrown the location, we moved to a spacious building in the centrally located Castro in August 2020 and - completing our program - a preschool could be opened.

The location provides ample space for project-based learning activities - for our full Preschool-Grade 8 program. 

Our class sizes are small, which allows us to create a very personal atmosphere and to build a strong community of children across grade levels, parents and teachers.


We are delighted that you are visiting our website and invite you to take every opportunity to get to know the GISSV community.

We pride ourselves in our truly international outlook and welcome families from all cultural and language backgrounds. For children who enter our program with little or no knowledge of German or English, we offer strong language learning support in both DaZ and ESL.


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Tours & Open Houses

The best way to get to know us is to visit us (virtually)!

Please contact Michelle Bonau, Director of Admissions at (650) 254 0748 or to set up an appointment.

Usually in the fall, we also offer a series of Open House events where you have the opportunity to meet our teachers, parents and students and see our classrooms in action.

In the 2021-2022 school year we offer virtual Open Houses/Tours in November and January:




Virtual Open House/Tour
San Francisco Campus:

Saturday, November 6, 10am - 12pm

SF Campus

Virtual Open House/Tour
Mountain View & San Francisco Campuses:

Thursday, January 13, 9am - 11am

for MV & SF

We look forward to meeting you!