German - American International School

Tel: (650)324-8617
Grades: PK-9 | 295 students
The German-American International School (GAIS) mission is to provide an outstanding international, bilingual education focused on inquiry-based learning with the goal to foster confident, creative and responsible learners and global thinkers.
We believe that children can reach their fullest potential if they are able to develop a positive self-image.
To further these goals, our school offers a learning environment that fosters the development of a creative and critical mind.
The German-American International School (GAIS, is a multi-lingual world school focusing on the academic core values and curriculum of the International Baccalaureate IB Program ( and has been in the Silicon Valley since 1988.
GAIS in fact is the first and only school in the Bay Area to offer bilingual International Baccalaureate Programs from Preschool through Grade 8. Starting in 2016-17, the school will begin offering an IB High School with Grade 9, which is another milestone in the history of the German-American International School.
Please find more information about the IB High School on our website:

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-9
Year Founded 1988

Student Body

Total Students 295 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade German - American International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars

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Profile last updated: 09/21/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mid-Peninsula High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Peninsula School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Roberts School (0.2 miles away)
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  • Menlo Park
    Roberts School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 48 students
    0.2 miles
    641 Coleman Ave
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Menlo Park
    Grades: PK-8 | 258 students
    0.6 miles
    920 Peninsula Way
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Palo Alto
    Grades: K-1 | 50 students
    0.8 miles
    437 Webster St
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Palo Alto
    Grades: PK-K | 50 students
    1 miles
    1421 Bay Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Palo Alto
    Grades: K-8 | 21 students
    1 miles
    735 Green Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94303

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