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


Events are a great part of school life, bringing together all members of the GISSV community, and giving us an opportunity to celebrate and engage in conversations.

Among our recurring annual public events are a German Holiday Market, where we transform Downtown Mountain View into a bustling “holiday village” for a day, or the Laternenfest (Lantern Festival) on our San Francisco Campus with on-campus entertainment and a lantern parade through the neighborhood.

Campus events for the GISSV community celebrate American as well as German holidays, sportsmanship (Walk-a-Thon, soccer matches with schools in the Bay Area), music (talent show, concerts), community (Summer Fest, Gala) and more.


The annual GISSV San Francisco Lantern Festival is a fun family event including German food & drinks and a lantern parade.

German Holiday Market

Thousands of people celebrate an authentic German Holiday Market with us annually. GISSV can proudly say it has established the cherished "Weihnachtsmarkt" tradition in the Bay Area.

Event News

Junior Achievement Day 2020

Thank you to the dedicated group of parents who taught Junior Achievement lessons to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade during Junior Achievement Day at GISSV Mountain View.

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20 in 2020!

February 7 marks a special milestone for GISSV. Twenty years ago our school opened with only 35 students in a basement in Silicon Valley...

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Postponed! - New Date TBD!
Infos and Tickets here.

Infos and Tickets here.

20 in 2020!


Our special 20th Anniversary Events:

  • February 7, 2020
    GISSV Official Birthday (Activities on both campuses)

  • February 28, 2020
    Anniversary Concert (Cañada College Theater, Redwood City)

  • Spring 2020 (TBD)
    Online Auction

  • Summer 2020 (TBD)
    Anniversary Summer Fest (Mountain View Campus)

  • September 19, 2020
    Anniversary Gala (Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos)