Preschool-12 Dual Language 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.



Students on Stage 2021|22

Our concert series Students on Stage that showcases our students' talents has been a highlight of GISSV traditions. And the series could finally continue in person in 2022.

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GISSV Shark Tank Event 2022

Our GISSV Entrepreneur Club headed by Martin Lentzen invited the school community to a Shark Tank event last week - with impressive student pitches, and fantastic speakers and panel.

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HPI Lecture Series




German Holiday Market - Weihnachtsmarkt

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.

SF Laternenfest
(Lantern Parade)

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

GISSV Gala & Auction