GISSV spearheaded the very first Sharks German Heritage Night celebrating German heritage in the Bay Area and the connection to the San Jose Sharks!
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.
Prof. Dr. Meinel, Director & CEO of HPI; KMK President Ministerin Ernst, Head of the ZfA Fr. Toledo, and Consul General Südbeck
The "first child of the civil rights movement”, daughter of Reverend Abernathy and godchild of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., visited us in our "virtual classroom(s)".
Thank you to US Triathlete and Olympic hopeful Tony Smoragiewicz who gave an inspiring talk to our athletics groups!
Middle and High School students have been invited to a special screening at Berlin & Beyond - In Focus.
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.