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

  • 15 Saturdays per Semester

  • 2 Semester per School Year

  • 18 Class Levels from Toddler through Adults

  • Approx. 250 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:

The Excelsior German Center










Click to join SouthBayDeutscherSchulverein

featured links

> 2015/16 School Calendar

> 2015 Enrollment Form (Fall Semester)

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

News & announcements

08/15/15: 2015 Fall Semester

Open Enrollment for the 2015 Fall Semester is now closed. However, we continue to accept new applications on a first come/first served basis.

Based on the number of applications, age groups and proficiency levels of students, the teachers have now the task to define their max and fill the classes. The final class lists will then be announced by 8/28.

09/12/15: Back to School

We hope you had a fabulous summer break and able to escape the fast pace of living in the Silicon Valley for a short while.


SBDS is opening its doors again on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9:00am.


Please come back to our homepage beginning of September for more details about the 1st day of school.


Job Opportunities @ SBDS

We are currently looking for Teacher, Assistants and Substitute Teachers for various classes ranging from Elementary Level to Adult Level.

For more information please click here.

10/3/15: German Heritage Night with the SJ Earthquakes

Mark your calendar! The second annual German Heritage Night at the new San Jose Earthquakes home, the Avaya Stadium takes place on October 3, 2015 at 7:30PM.  The Earthquakes will meet with the Vancouver Whitecaps.


How to purchase tickets:

  • In September at the SBDS Office during school hours, or

  • Online at anytime, use promo code gsa1003 (tickets are $30, don't be confused by the $27 shown at the link, processing fee may apply).


GSA Heritage Night Flyer

South Bay Deutscher Schulverein

For more information see our Fundraising Page!

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.

Did you miss it?

Did you not see the announcements and news on the previous homepage, before it got updated the last time?

Click here to see the previous version of our homepage.

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
Brosch?e in Deutsch

This website was last updated on 08/25/2015