German International School of Silicon Valley

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German International School of Silicon Valley
Location
Mountain View, San Francisco, and Emeryville, California
United States
Coordinates 37°24′00″N 122°04′04″W / 37.400025°N 122.067736°W / 37.400025; -122.067736
Information
Motto The best of two worlds
Established 1999
Opened 2000
Principal Michael Koops
Grades Preschool, K–12
Website
Entrance to the German International School Mountain View campus

The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is a school educating children from preschool to grade 12 using bilingual full immersion at sites in Mountain View, Emeryville and San Francisco in California.[1] Students graduate the school with both the German International Abitur and the California High School Diploma. The school is accredited with the Western Association of Schools (WASC) as well as by the German government. At the end of 2018 the Emeryville campus will close and reorganize as a separate school.

History[edit]

The German School of Silicon Valley (GSSV) was established in November 1999 as a spin-out of the German-American International School (now Alto International School) in Menlo Park. Instruction began in February 2000 with 34 students. In July 2000, the school moved to the site of the former Whisman Elementary School in Mountain View. In 2003, the GSSV officially changed its name to the German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV).

In 2012 the GSSV opened a campus at the site of the Hillside Elementary School in Berkeley,[2] but this was closed in December 2016 due to unmet seismic retrofit needs.[3] The Mountain View site, which is shared with Yew Chung International School, is to be expanded with the addition of portable classrooms to house the middle school.[4]

Locations[edit]

  • Mountain View, California
  • San Francisco Presidio, California
  • East Bay Campus at the Ex-Anna Yates School in Emeryville - Will close after spring 2018 and reorganize into a separate school,[5] called the East Bay German International School.[6]
German International School of Silicon Valley is located in San Francisco Bay Area
Mountain View
Mountain View
San Francisco
San Francisco
Berkeley/East Bay
Berkeley/East Bay
Campuses in the Bay Area
German International School of Silicon Valley is located in Mountain View, California
Campus
Campus
Campus in Mountain View
German International School of Silicon Valley is located in San Francisco
Campus
Campus
Campus in San Francisco

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deutsche Schulen und Kindergärten / German Schools and Kindergartens German Consulate General, San Francisco, 2011-09. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  2. ^ Taylor, Tracey (2012-11-13). "German School opens on historic Berkeley campus". Berkeleyside. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  3. ^ Taylor, Tracey (2016-12-07). "Future uncertain for Berkeley school due to unsafe building". Berkeleyside. Retrieved 2017-02-16. 
  4. ^ Forestieri, Kevin (2017-06-02). "German school preps for scaled-back expansion". Mountain View Voice. p. 5. 
  5. ^ "Berkeley/East Bay." German International School of Silicon Valley. Retrieved on March 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Contact". East Bay German International School. Retrieved on March 21, 2017.