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

International Excellence

GISSV's well-balanced curriculum prepares our students to become true world citizens.

Our educational programs unite the best of two worlds: Germany's traditions, know-how and culture with U.S. dynamics, innovation and ambition. In addition, our multicultural student body instills an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity from an early age. Languages aside from English and German spoken at home by GISSV students include Arabic, Mandarin, Bulgarian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Japanese, Turkish, Hungarian, Korean, Thai, Luxembourgish, Russian, Polish, Farsi, Dutch, Italian, Vietnamese, French, Greek, Slovak, Lebanese and Cantonese.

Through partnerships with international schools and participation in international language, science and math competitions, we keep our students up-to-date about the world around them.

In High School, we feature a challenging and engaging college preparatory program that prepares our students for college and for life. GISSV graduates leave school with dual, bilingual diplomas, the German lnternational Abitur (DIAP) as well as the American High School Diploma, enabling them to qualify for admission to universities in the U.S., Germany and other European countries.

Awards and Distinctions

Among our students’ awards and distinctions are a prestigious full-paid DAAD scholarship for four years of study in Germany for a non-native speaker, a first place winner of the “Volkswagen Group of America Student Innovation Prize”, a National Hispanic Heritage scholar, a presidential scholarship to the University of Boston, a National Merit Commended student and several AP scholars with honors and distinction

Post-High School Placement

98-100% of our students have been accepted to four-year universities in both the U.S. and Europe, including high-profile institutions such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford University, University of Munich, University of Dresden and University of Hamburg.