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

Matthew J., GISSV High School Student
For me, the GISSV is a place where two nations and cultures not only meet, but blend. Straddling these two worlds helped me to become a more open-minded, adaptable, and inquisitive individual who values collaboration and intellectual variety in and outside the classroom.

Cultural differences even extend into the curriculum at my school, often reshaping the course's organization, emphases and scope. From my bilingual, dual purpose chemistry classes designed to fulfill both AP and German Abitur requirements to my advanced Spanish classes that bridge the gap between a Spain-focused European curriculum and US-based Latin American Spanish, it seems that every subject is an infinite world in itself; one class offers a glimpse into a much bigger and intriguing picture.