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German International School of Silicon Valley

310 Easy St
Mountain View, CA 94043

(650) 254-0748


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The GISSV is a private school with a bilingual (German-English) educational program serving children of all nationalities from Preschool through the 12th grade in the San Francisco Bay Area. The GISSV now has three locations, one in Mountain View, one in Berkeley and one in San Francisco.

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

With locations in Mountain View, Berkeley, and San Francisco, California, GISSV is a bilingual school serving the broad academic needs of children from Preschool through Grade 12 in German and English. GISSV is the only elementary and secondary school in the Western United States that meets the strict accreditation requirements of the German government, thus enabling entry into the best European and American colleges and universities.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school