German International School Of Silicon Valley

Tel: (650)254-0748
Grades: PK-12 | 386 students
GISSV is a private school offering a bilingual German-English educational program with classes from Preschool through 12th Grade. GISSV serves children of all nationalities and is accredited by the German government and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
GISSV has three campuses: the main campus in Mountain View offering Preschool to Grade 12, the Berkeley campus Preschool to Grade 8, and the San Francisco campus also a K-8.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 386 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade German International School Of Silicon Valley Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
Advanced Courses Economics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, French, German
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Michelle Bonau

School Notes

  • Our dual-language program is interdisciplinary and provides rich project-based and differentiated learning experiences, nurturing holistic and individual development. We provide small class sizes, an excellent student-to-teacher ratio and safe, stimulating learning environments. We also move and think beyond the classroom by exploring all the cultural, natural, academic and entrepreneurial destinations the Bay Area has to offer. All GISSV programs are bilingual German/English and based on the German curriculum of the state of Thuringia, which is known and respected for its well-rounded educational approach, fostering interests across all academic disciplines as well as social-emotional competency, critical thinking, artistic expression and physical motor skills. Our curricula for English, American History and Economics are based on the Common Core Standards. We feature a strong science program and are a recognized MINT (the German equivalent to STEM) school. Specialty classes such as sports, music, the arts, as well as third and fourth languages, all taught by professionally trained specialists, are an integral part of the day at GISSV. Our curriculum is supported and enhanced by comprehensive science and technology resources, such as SMART boards, iPads, laptops and supplies for hands-on science experiments. The shared curriculum approach of all GISSV programs enables a smooth transition between all grade levels for our students.
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