Preschool-12 Dual Language Education in
Two Locations in the Bay Area

Events

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.

 


EVENT NEWS


 

Congratulations Class of 2024!

The graduation ceremony at our Mountain View campus and the "Abiturball" at the Saratoga Country Club were both magnificent events celebrating the GISSV Class of 2024. 

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UPCOMING EVENT(S)


 


ANNUAL EVENTS


 

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
 

Our GISSV Gala & Auction is a community building and fundraising event to help raise funds for a dedicated cause.


SPECIAL EVENT


 

 

HPI Lecture Series

From 2020-2022 GISSV was partnering with the Hasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI) and created this digital lecture series called Learn · Design · Innovate.

All GISSV High School students, along with students from other German Schools Abroad in North America, took part in the lecture series. We extended a warm invitation to interested parents and staff due to the event's enriching content.

>>> Read on and see the presentations