Our school at a glance

Welcome to the Homepage of the South Bay Deutscher Schulverein (SBDS), a German Language Saturday School.


About Us:

  • Established Saturday Language School for over 50 years in Silicon Valley

  • Very affordable tuition

  • Accredited and supported by the German Government

  • Member of GASANC, the German American School Association of Northern California

  • 30 Saturdays per School Year

  • 19 Class Levels from Toddler through Adults

  • Approx. 280 students

  • We offer AP & DSD preparation classes

  • Class Levels for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

  • Members can enjoy our extensive Library with German Books and CDs/DVDs for all age groups and for free!

  • German Style Brotzeit (Snack) Table during recess is a highlight every Saturday

  • Experienced teacher from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States

  • Culturally rich and learner oriented curriculum

  • Conveniently located at the San Jose Christian School campus in Campbell, CA, near Hwy 17 Exit "Hamilton Ave".

Take a few minutes to explore our website. Feel free to contact us with any questions about our school and programs.

Our Sponsors and Partners:







The Excelsior German Center




Click to join SouthBayDeutscherSchulverein

featured links

> 2016/17 School Calendar

> 2016/17 Enrollment Form (Fall Semester)

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

News & announcements

Where are your Maifest pictures?

Thank you all for helping us celebrate Maifest on Mai 21st. A particular big thank you goes out to all the volunteers! It was great fun, despite the sprinkles El Niņo had for us.

Did anybody take any pictures? If so, please share them, and post a few memories to our  SBDS Facebook page!

Enrollment ends August 15th

Our enrollment process for new and returning students for the Fall semester has started on May 1st!

Everybody has to apply between May 1st and August 15th, including existing students.

For more detailed information please refer to the Board approved enrollment process for the 2016/17 school year: SBDS Enrollment Process Fall 2016.

Summer Camp is here

During the week of June 13 - 17 and June 27 - July 1st, from 9am-2pm our teachers offer a great German immersion program.  It's located at our SBDS campus and available to students from age 3 thru 12 years old. You can enroll either for one week or both.

Questions? Check the attached flyers & registration form for more details, or contact martina@sbds.org directly.

There are limited class sizes, so enroll now!

Please drop off your registration form in the office during school on Saturdays, or fill it out, save and email it back to us.

Volunteering @ SBDS

The success of our school is largely reliant on parents and members being actively involved. Consequently SBDS needs your help and participation.

Volunteer Sign-ups are ALWAYS available during recess time, through email, or online

Sign Up Now!

For more details about volunteering opportunities, please click here.

South Bay Deutscher Schulverein

For more information see our Fundraising Page!

Studying abroad in Germany:
"A good choice for your child"

We are pleased to present you a new publication targeted to foreign parents whose children want to study in Germany. Parents are often concerned about the well-being of their children abroad. This brochure addresses those concerns and provides answers to the 15 most important questions parents may have about studying in Germany.

 > Flyer in English
Broschuere in Deutsch

featured links

> 2016/17 School Calendar

> 2016/17 Enrollment Form (Fall Semester)

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

This website was last updated on 01/30/2016