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




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featured links

> 2018/19 School Calendar

> Enrollment Forms 2018/19

> Enrollment Process for 2018/19

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

News & announcements

Enrollment has started!
We are excited to announce that SBDS is now open for enrollment for the Fall Semester.

Everybody who plans to be part of SBDS in the fall has to apply for enrollment.
Tuition remains the same and we are anticipating high enrollment numbers again.

Please read the Enrollment Process carefully and send in your completed Enrollment Forms.

Maifest - Let's celebrate!

You are invited to join us at the traditional SBDS Maifest on Saturday Mai 19th. It starts at 10:15 am and lasts until about 2pm, at our SBDS campus in the playground area at: San Jose Christian School, 1300 Sheffield Ave, Campbell

The SBDS hospitality group sponsors the entire event, we’ll have great food and it is free!
All students receive their certificates and have fun festival activities! Donations are welcome.
Take a look at our invitation flyer for more details.
The SBDS Maifest is 100% a community event and really depends on every  SBDS member to help and participate. This is also your final chance to fulfill your volunteer commitment.

Do check the sign-up sheets during school on Saturday(s), or online. For questions please contact volunteers@sbds.org directly.

SBDS offers a summer camp again!

During the weeks July 9th – 13th and July 16th – 20th from 9am - 3pm our teachers offer a great German immersion program with activities. It's located at our SBDS campus and available to students from age 3 thru 10 years old. You can enroll either week or both.

Check out our flyer & 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 with the registration fee in the office during school hours on Saturdays, or fill it out, save and email it back to us.

Join our German book club!

...where we read and discuss intriguing German fiction.

To join, or find out more, email us: library@sbds.org

Job opening: Hospitality Assistant

We are looking for somebody who is interested in assisting with our hospitality program on Saturday mornings.

If you are interested you can find more info here.

Volunteering @ SBDS

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

Every enrolled family should volunteer 3 hours per semester.

Volunteer Sign-ups are ALWAYS available during recess time, on SignUpGenius, or through email.


SBDS needs teachers!

Our school is looking for substitute teachers, substitute music teachers, and teaching assistants for all grade levels.

Contact claudia@sbds.org and heike@sbds.org for more information.

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

> 2018/19 School Calendar

> Enrollment Forms 2018/19

> Enrollment Process for 2018/19

> 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 05/3/2018