We are excited and proud to share that GISSV received the official Seal of Excellence with outstanding results!
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.
Programs and Hours
Our regular school hours are from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. We also offer an afternoon program until 5:30 pm. The program is staffed by GISSV teachers and also offers enriching activities in partnership with outside providers, including the Presidio YMCA (for Outdoor Adventure, Soccer, Martial Arts), LEGO, Soccer Shots, It’s Yoga Kids and special guests such as gardeners and artists.
Student artwork donated by an anonymous GISSV family to be on permanent display at the consulate was handed over to the Consul General.
On the occasion of the German Unity Day the German flag was raised at the San Francisco City Hall.
Per GISSV tradition, we welcomed our new Kindergarten and first grade students with a special ceremony.
... and thanks for attending our Meet & Greet events!
Our 23 graduates proudly received their dual diplomas and celebrated their farewell from GISSV.
During our biennial "GISSV Goes Green" project days, students were deeply immersed in learning about our environment.
Our 7th graders joined forces with students from Kiel working on a shared science project on the impact of climate change on coastal cities.
Our GISSV school community visited the new location in the San Francisco Castro for a sneak preview last weekend.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.