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

  • 20 Class Levels from Toddler through Adults

  • Approx. 300 students

  • We offer AP & DSD preparation classes

  • Class Levels for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

  • Members can enjoy our extensive Library with German Books, CDs and 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


News & announcements

Open Enrollment for 2022-2023!

SBDS starts now to accept enrollment applications for the Fall Semester 2022 and school year 2022-2023. Download and complete the form and send it to registration@sbds.org.

Everybody has to re-apply for enrollment, even existing members, staff, and board. Tuitions are increasing by $70. Please do understand that SBDS needs to cover 25% lower enrollment and 10% higher staff and rent expenses. We still keep expenses at minimum and try to provide maximum value to the members. Donations are always welcome, and please check with your company for any employee matching programs. They make a big difference. Thank you!.

Please see our explainer for more details regarding the enrollment process.

Check out our draft calendar 2022/2023.

Volunteers Welcome

The success of our school depends on the hands-on participation of parents and members. Please check Sign-Up Genius for the latest opportunities. Thanks!


COVID-19 Guidelines

Learn about the precautions SBDS is taking line with State and County guidance in order to help keep our students, staff, and families safe.

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

> 2022/23 SBDS School Calendar (Draft)

> 2022/23 Membership Application

> 2022/23 Enrollment Process

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

Non-discrimination policy
As a member school of GASANC, SBDS admits students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.
This website was last updated on 2020/08/20