The East Bay German International School (EBGIS) is a dual-language immersion school offering Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School programs. We are beginning a high school program with 9th grade in August 2021 leading to an IB Diploma for our first graduating high schoolers in 2025. Our integrated curriculum combines bilingual German and English instruction with project-based learning and a cross-cultural experience. We offer exceptional academics, a diverse international perspective, and a vibrant community of students, parents and teachers.
No prior knowledge of German is needed to join our Preschool and Kindergarten programs. Students need not be fluent in German to join our Elementary and Middle Schools. Talk to us about individualized language support.
A Message to EBGIS from Consul General Hans-Ulrich Südbeck
Consul General Hans-Ulrich Südbeck, Germany's highest ranking representative in the Pacific Northwest, sent the following message of greeting to the entire East Bay German International School community:
Our two countries Germany and the United States are bound together by history and culture, as well as by strong trade, diplomatic, and educational ties. Our main task at the German Consulate General is to maintain and strengthen the relationship between our two countries. An important component of our work to nurture this relationship is to support and promote institutions like the East Bay German International School (EBGIS) which try to build bridges between our two cultures.
The dual-language education provided by EBGIS is a vital resource for German families in the San Francisco Bay Area. Moreover, by welcoming American and other families with roots outside Germany into its community, EBGIS brings cultural enrichment to the Bay Area and deepens ties between Germany and the US. In this age of ever growing global connectedness, a multilingual education with an international perspective benefits not only EBGIS students themselves but Germany and the US as a whole. I look forward to seeing the EBGIS students of today become tomorrow’s international leaders in science and technology, humanities, the arts, and wherever their talents and interests may lead them.
I wish the East Bay German International School continued success in its important work of educating global citizens, and a bright future as a center of German language and culture in the Bay Area.
With Warm Regards,