The German International School of Silicon Valley: High-Quality Bilingual Education in German and English


One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.
—Frank Smith, psycholinguist

The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is an independent school with three campuses in the Bay Area that provides a high-quality bilingual education in German and English. We are committed to helping students reach their full potential in a safe, stimulating environment that fosters critical and imaginative thinking as well as an appreciation for cultural diversity. Our dual-language curriculum fosters interests across all academic disciplines as well as social-emotional competency, artistic expression, and physical motor skills.

Our Berkeley campus offers a preschool – grade 8 program at the landmark Hillside School. We feature rich project-based learning experiences, small class sizes, an excellent student-teacher ratio, and an experienced international faculty that uses innovative and differentiated teaching methods. For students with little or no knowledge of either German or English, we offer strong language learning support.

1581 Le Roy Ave., Berkeley


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