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

San Francisco

The campus is currently located in the heart of San Francisco’s Presidio district and features Kindergarten to 8th grade classes, with a Preschool class being added in the 2020/21 school year to establish a full Preschool-8 program. In 2020 the campus will be relocating to the Castro!




New Location  |  Preschool - Grade 8
(starting in August 2020):

117 Diamond St, Castro District/San Francisco


GISSV San Francisco

The San Francisco campus is the newest addition to the GISSV community. Thanks to significant support from parents, we opened the campus in 2011.

Currently the campus is located in three historic Craftsman buildings in the heart of San Francisco’s Presidio district. It features Kindergarten to 8th grade classes, with a preschool class being added in 2020/21 to establish a full Preschool-8 program. Among the unique features of the campus are group working rooms (“Kreiszimmer”) that are attached to each classroom, providing ample space for project-based learning activities. Our class sizes are small, which allows us to create a very personal atmosphere and has build a strong community of children across grade levels, parents and teachers.

We will be relocating in 2020!

We are excited to announce that we will be relocating to the Castro in August 2020! As much as we love the Presidio, we have outgrown our current location and are looking forward to expanding our facilities as well as adding a preschool. Please stay tuned. As more information becomes available, we will continue to update our site.

Thank you for your interest in GISSV.


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!

Private tours are available upon request throughout the year. Please contact Michelle Bonau, Director of Admissions at (650) 254 0748 or to set up an appointment.

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

We look forward to meeting you!