Educating the next generation of international students in the East Bay
We are building a new bilingual school for the East San Francisco Bay community. Won't you join us?
We are a passionate group of parents, teachers, and supporters. We are establishing an independent non-profit organization to further the mission of high quality, dual-language education, from pre-K through High School in the East San Francisco Bay area.
For the last decade, the East Bay has been very fortunate to have a campus of the German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV). With that community growing to over 100 students, we are now of a size where we can stand on our own two feet. We have therefore agreed with GISSV that we will transition to an independent organizational structure starting with the 2018/2019 school year. This will be a careful, well-managed 18-month process, with the full support of the parents, staff, and the GISSV board.
THE TRANSITION TEAM
Collaboration. Strategy. Execution.
Yes, we are parents. But we are also entrepreneurs, home-makers, finance executives, lawyers, marketing professionals, academics and project managers. We have come together united in a shared vision for the future of dual-language German/English education in the East Bay.
We are currently putting in place the formal organizational building blocks required for a successful, sustainable school – 501c(3) status, accreditation, and a transparent, effective governance structure based on democratic principles. We are an open group, and welcome you to join us if you share our passion and commitment to building a successful East Bay German International School.
THE EAST BAY GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Coming in 2018...
Our goal is for the transition from the current GISSV model to the future EBGIS to be as smooth as possible. So our expectation is that not much will change on a day-to-day level. We will continue all the things that make GISSV a fantastic school today – a diverse international perspective, German language program, rigorous academics, wonderful teaching staff. We plan to apply for accreditation as an official German foreign school ("Deutsche Auslandsschule"), and we hope to build on an initial pre-K-through-8 program with an international High School program taking the school all the way to 12th grade.
BE PART OF THE PROCESS
We want to hear from you!
As we work toward opening enrollment for the 2018/19 school year, we are reaching out to families of prospective students. Let us know which grade(s) you will be interested in, and share any other input regarding the development of the East Bay German International School. The transition team is excited to hear from you - so please fill out the Admissions Survey!