×
Enter a course name, school type and location:

German-English Bilingual School in San Francisco, CA

Contact Our School

German International School Of Silicon Valley - San Francisco Campus:
The German International School Of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is a bilingual school serving the broad academic needs of children in the San Francisco Bay Area from preschool through Grade 12 in German and English. With locations in Mountain View, Berkeley, and San Francisco, 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.

Email: Contact us here 

( or request a callback ).

Bilingual Education Programs in San Francisco:

Kindergarten Program:
The kindergarten program at GISSV consists of cooperative and active learning with a mixed-age group. Our comprehensive entry level not only guarantees individualized learning support, but also a gentle and appropriate transition from Kindergarten to elementary school, enabling self-determined, cooperative, and successful learning.

Kindergarten students have a welcome celebration with other students and parents and are thus inducted into the school community. The entry level provides a gentle and individualized transition period from Kindergarten to elementary school and scholastic learning. Teachers gradually shift their focus from playful to organized learning by employing scholastic educational methods into the everyday routines of the group by means of situation-oriented projects.

Beginning in the second semester, boys and girls of the entry level regularly visit one class in the elementary school. The program includes various topics and subjects: joint physical education, music, art, or story time. Kids freely learn the structures, methods, and everyday routine of the elementary school in the safety of their familiar group arrangement. 

German Language Instruction:
The program offers an interactive story through which the girls and boys receive insight into the spoken language on five different levels. Using a phonetic awareness program based on the German phonetics, the amount of German spoken is increased.

In the entry level children are inspired by the materials, utensils and environment to follow their own thoughts to find a natural way to acquire knowledge, understanding and meaning of the language. Hearing – direction and differences, rhymes, separating words into syllables and recognizing the first letter of words are just some of the activities that are worked on through the so called“ ear training."

GISSV Elementary School:
At the GISSV San Francisco campus, one grade will be added per year to establish a full K-5 program by 2016. The Elementary School at GISSV follows the German curriculum of Thuringia. Our elementary school is available to German, American and international students. We assure the admission of German-speaking students in every grade level and guarantee a successful start for students who enroll during the school year. Additional programs in English are also available for these students (additional fees may apply).

Quality Bilingual Education:
German, Math, Ethics, Local History, Social Studies, Music, Art and P.E. are taught in German to ensure the development of the German language knowledge in oral and written communication. For American and international students, the language development is fostered through student-tailored teaching and immersion.

After completing fourth grade all elementary school students should be able to participate in:
- Native English-speaking classes
- German classes
- Bilingual subjects like Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry.

Requirements for students whose native language is not German:
Students whose first language is not German must learn the basics of the German language as early as possible (before Grade 1). The best method of learning German is to attend the immersion program of the GISSV Preschool and Kindergarten. GISSV may offer special German language programs after arrangement with the parents, teachers and principal. This depends on the student’s German language ability and might be offered at an additional cost.

In the case of older students whose first language is not German, the principal and teachers decide on admission on an individual basis. The teachers of the different subjects and the language teachers guarantee an ideal language development for each student and differentiated learning methods for students who join later in the school year.

For further information on our German / English programs in the Bay Area, please e-mail us via our Contact Page.

Email: Contact Us

Request a Callback

Address: 4 Funston Avenue, San Francisco, California , USA
Related Schools & Programs. Inquire to our admissions team today:
Delphi Academy of Los Angeles
Courses / Programs
Are you searching for an American school that accepts international students?

Located in the San Fernando Valley region, Delphi Academy of Los Angeles is a quality private school in California that provides academic programs for boys and girls from preschool through to high school. We offer an English Immersion Program for international students from around the world.

Suitable for students at elementary, middle, and high school level, this program immerses them in the English language and American culture through participation in classes and social activities with American students.

In addition to our academic year program, we offer an English summer camp, winter camp, and a spring camp.

Homestay accommodation with a local host family can be arranged.

Our school is situated on a beautiful 9-acre campus in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest in the equestrian community of Lake View Terrace - an idyllic location in which to improve your English and make new friends.

Student Testimonial:

“I had a very good time at the Delphi camp. I got to do new things like stone carving and woodworking. I made many new friends and my English is much better now!”
- Delphi Camp Student
Academic Year English Immersion Program:
- For international elementary school, middle school & high school students
- Course Duration: Students can choose to study for a full academic year or more, or complete a shorter program
- Accommodation with American host family available

English Immersion Camps:

- Offered in Summer, Winter, and Spring
- Course Duration: 4 weeks but this can be extended up to 3 months
- Accommodation with American host family available
San Raphael Spanish Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in a safe, gated community in the Carmel Valley area of Northern San Diego, San Raphael Spanish Academy is a home-based Spanish language learning preschool that provides a Spanish language immersion program for children from 18 months to 5 years. Our 3 native Spanish teachers serve a maximum of 12 children enrolled per day. Flexible scheduling options include half and full day options, and enrollment from 1 to 5 days a week.

Our qualified teachers build on what the children can already do, encouraging them to try new things. Preschool students are introduced to letters, numbers, counting, music and writing using a variety of materials and subjects.

We aim to develop the "whole child". Learning activities are designed to match the developmental stages of each child, where the pleasure of discovery and making something are more important than the final product.
Spanish Language Preschool Immersion Program (for children ages 18-months to 5-years)

- Home-based Spanish language program
- Native speaking Spanish teachers
- Maximum 12 kids per class
- Half day & full day options
- Enrollment from 1-5 days a week
- Situated in a safe, gated community
Tiny Scholars Daycare
Courses / Programs
Situated in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County CA, Tiny Scholars Daycare provides Mandarin Chinese language immersion programs for kids ages 2-5.

Our mission is to enrich your children’s educational experience and begin their foundation to becoming proficient in Chinese Mandarin.

We offer an immersion approach in a relaxed atmosphere where the children acquire the language naturally through play and a variety of fun activities.

Our philosophy is to offer a curriculum that is presented in a non-pressured manner depending on a child’s academic and emotional readiness.
Mandarin Chinese Preschool Immersion Program:
- For children ages 2-5

- Our curriculum follows a weekly theme so that morning activities are taught completely in Mandarin Chinese, while the afternoon activities are taught in English.

- Low teacher:student ratios 1:3 in Morning classes & 1:5 in afternoon program

- Maximum number of students: 12
San Francisco International School
Courses / Programs
At San Francisco International School, located in the Richmond District of San Francisco, we believe that childhood is a time to be treasured, and we are committed to providing an engaging, innovative and rigorous social, emotional and academic program for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 students.

We recognize and embrace each child's unique learning profile and provide numerous opportunities for children's creative, musical and other intelligences to shine. San Francisco International School is commited to serving families in Cole Valley, Buena Vista Park, Dolores Park, Golden Gate Heights, Central and Outer Richmond and surrounding communities throughout the Bay Area.

Students are engaged in their education, feel successful in the classroom and see each day as an opportunity to discover and learn. Above all else, our graduates are balanced, internationally-minded citizens who will navigate a changing world with integrity and confidence. San Francisco International School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender and disability. Join us and, together, we will raise a happy, balanced, internationally-minded child.
- Junior Kindergarten program
- Kindergarten program
- Elementary School program
- Lower School program

* Primary Years Program for Students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 5. Our curriculum is inspired by the International Baccalaureate (IB-PYP) program and we use the California State Standards as a guideline.

* Core Subjects include Math, Science, Language Arts, Global Education, Art, Music, Technology and P.E.
Hope Technology Preschool Program, Palo Alto
Courses / Programs
Hope Technology School's licensed, inclusive preschool program is open to children from ages 3 years and up. We are located in Palo Alto in Santa Clara County in the San Francisco Bay Area of CA. Our balanced program helps children learn and grow socially and academically. Children thrive in our exciting and safe environment complete with peer friendships, creative projects, outdoor play, and fun in learning.

The mission of the Hope Technology Preschool Program is to provide a safe, healthy, culturally and developmentally appropriate, inclusive program for each child. Working in partnership with parents, guardians, and the community, our Preschool will celebrate each child's uniqueness while assisting them with their linguistic, social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

Our program will also encourage parents and families to take an active role as the child's primary teacher, advocate and informer in the lifelong journey of developing a love of learning. We believe that our preschool program can and will provide and maintain a high quality environment, which is crucial to the development and later success of children.
Licensed, inclusive preschool program that is open to children from ages 3 years and up:

- We emphasize inclusion, acceptance, play, and creativity, in addition to an innovative academic curriculum.

- Academics include math, science, art, music, reading and writing.

- With a classroom theme, we incorporate many lessons and activities making children's learning comprehensive and consistent.

- Children with special needs are welcome and are fully included in the regular program.
Child Educational Center (CEC), La Canada
Courses / Programs
Located in La Canada, between Pasadena and Glendale in Los Angeles County, CA, The Child Educational Center (CEC) offers infant, preschool and school-age programs for children from 2 months to 12 years from La Canada, Glendale, La Crescenta, Pasadena, Altadena and neighbouring communities. Enrollment is open to any child 2 months to 5 years of age for our infant / toddler and preschool program, and any child entering kindergarten through 6th grade for our school-age program without discrimination in regard to sex, race, color, or creed. The most important part of our curriculum is people. As a result, optimal matches are important.

Factors considered in this process include: age, characteristics of development, balance of boys/girls in groups, special needs, adequate clustering of minority children. With the above in mind, children are enrolled in an effort to reflect as much diversity as possible so that children are thriving. Each child is considered as he/she relates to a fit within an already existing group.

The CEC has been continuously accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), since 1989, shortly after accreditation became available.
Education programs:

- Infants / toddler program

- Preschool program

- School-age child care program at various locations throughout La Canada

- Before and after-school care program

- School-age summer camp program