GISSV had the distinct honor to celebrate the impressive milestone of Colonel Halvorsen's life (in coordination with the Halvorsen family) and his timely message of hope.
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.
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.
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)
May 25-30, 2020
Anniversary Summer Fest (Mountain View Campus)
Anniversary Gala (Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos)
This week we were thrilled to be able to hold one of our most beloved ceremonies for our new first graders - The Schultüte tradition.
We have the pleasure to pass on the invitation from Chargée d'Affaires a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin Robin Quinville.
Professor of physics, jazz musician, and book author Stephon Alexander gave an inspiring talk for our high school students.
With the end of this school year we bid farewell to the Presidio and look forward to move to our new Castro location.