Our school at a glance

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

Some quick facts about us:

  • Well established Saturday Language School, just celebrated its 50th anniversary

  • Very affordable tuition

  • Accredited and supported by the German Government

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

  • 15 Saturdays per Semester

  • 2 Semester per School Year

  • 18 Class Levels from Toddler through Adults

  • Approx. 200 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

  • Small Class sizes (average 12 -15 students per class room)

  • 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".

Please come and visit us for a free trial Saturday.

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:





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We thank our partners and sponsors, including  GASANC, ZfA, IBM, SCU, and UGAS. We could not do it without their help because our Saturday School can only exist and thrive through close cooperation with other organizations, like high schools, colleges and universities to promote the German language and culture.


A prime example is the long term partnership with the Santa Clara University (SCU), where students with a Major in German Studies assist in our classrooms.



featured links


> 2014/15 School Calendar

> 2014/15 Enrollment Form

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Area view of School Campus

> Contact us

News & announcements

SBDS 2014 Christmas Party

Dear SBDS Members and Friends,

Please join us for our traditional Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 13, from 2:15 – 5pm at the Campbell Community Center (Orchard City Banquet Hall) at 1 West Campbell Avenue, Campbell.


It is an afternoon with Christmas carols, presentations from our various classes, the REAL Nikolaus, an exciting raffle and we will serve German cookies, coffee and hot chocolate. All members and families are invited!


We have limited seats available, so you need to GET TICKETS this year. They are available at the SBDS Office NOW. It is first come, first serve until sold out. The tickets prices are:

- students & staff = free

- parents or adult guests= $8

- siblings or children guests <18y = $5


Volunteers: We are also looking for volunteers to help with cookies, decorations, at the door, in the kitchen, with the raffle, kids art table, as well as set-up and clean-up. Please check the online sign-up link for job-descriptions, sign-up and recipes. Your time will count towards your volunteer participation this semester, it would be great (and fun) to work together. For questions concerning volunteering, please contact volunteers@sbds.org.


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.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in the new school year.

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Studying in 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.

 > Brochure in English
Broschüre in Deutsch

This website was last updated on 11/24/2014