From the Director:
In 2004 the German American International School recognized the Primary Years Programm of the IB as being the ideal educational direction for the schoolâ€™s diverse and internationally minded community. The GAIS became the first authorized PYP school in the Bay Area. In addition GAIS is the first school in the world to teach the PYP entirely in the German language. There are many reasons why this program provides the foundations for an outstanding education for all of our students: The PYP is a transdisciplinary program of international education designed to foster the development of the whole child. The PYP focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development. The PYP draws on research and best practices from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational framework for all children. The PYP is recognized world-wide and allows for easy transition to other IB schools for internationally mobile families.