Always keep the dialogue open - this was the message of Frido Mann, grandson of Thomas Mann, on his visit at GISSV.
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, joint musical productions with Bay Area institutions such as Stanford University) and more.
The annual GISSV San Francisco Lantern Festival is a fun family event including German food & drinks and a lantern parade.
For the 6th time thousands of people celebrate an authentic German Holiday Market with us in 2018. GISSV can proudly say it has established the cherished "Weihnachtsmarkt" tradition in the Bay Area.
We are excited and proud to share that GISSV received the official Seal of Excellence with outstanding results!
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.
Our Mountain View students commemorated the German Unity Day with a special celebration.
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.
GISSV Mountain View students received awards for special academic and athletic achievements. Congratulations!
Our 7th graders joined forces with students from Kiel working on a shared science project on the impact of climate change on coastal cities.
We celebrated the internationality of our school community in San Francisco and Mountain View.