News & announcements
+++ We Are On Summer Break +++
Our school is currently closed as we are on
summer break. SBDS will open its doors again on Saturday,
September 12th, 2015 for the start of the 2015 Fall/Winter
Semester. If you have any questions about joining us in
September, please send an email to
email@example.com. Below is
information about the enrollment process. Check our homepage
during the summer for updates. Enjoy your summer
Wir wuenschen unseren
Mitgliedern schoene Sommerferien und freuen uns auf ein
Wiedersehen am 12. September.
Open Enrollment 2015 Fall Semester
Our Board and Staff has been
planning and preparing for our NEXT school year 2015/16:
Tuitions will remain the
same. We do hope that you understand that SBDS tries
hard to keep tuitions low and provide maximum value to
the members. Please give also a BIG THANK YOU to all the
staff and volunteers.
We have a new calendar
(see attached). The fall semester (FS15) starts on
September 12th, 2015.
We are anticipating again
high enrollment numbers for next year, but won't be able
to add new classes. Please do read the details about the
enrollment process below and re-enroll as soon as you
1. Open enrollment from Mai
1st thru August 15th, 2015:
SBDS accepts new
Membership applications and
re-registrations and puts them on hold until August 16th.
Please note that only the registrations received before June
15th of the returning 2014/2015 students can be guaranteed a
In the week of 8/16 the SBDS
staff will then place student applications into classes by
age & skills. Each class has a MAXIMUM number of students
(varies by teacher). If there are too many applications then
the following groups will be enrolled in the following
returning students from
siblings of enrolled
alumni (=members from
previous years), including previous waitlists
new member applications
SBDS tries to enroll
everybody, but will conduct a LOTTERY for the class in the
priority group that has too many applicants. Enrollment
confirmations & class assignments will be announced on
Friday 8/28 (subject to change).
2. Applications received
after August 16, 2015:
If classes have still space
available then the Students will be placed FIRST COME, FIRST
SERVE until full.
Please be aware that there
are no exceptions, even returning students or staff children
may not get in after 8/16.
If a class is full then
the Student applications will automatically get on a
WAITLIST in the order received.
All students may be
subject to placement tests and class re-assignments are
possible on the first day of school.
Tuition payments of the
enrolled students are due on the first day of school
(cash or check only)
cancellations AFTER 8/15 must pay a processing fee of
School Calendar 2015/16
Enrollment Process for 2015
Membership Enrollment Form
Please use Adobe Reader/PDF
to fill out the Enrollment Form in order to save
the completed form and send it as an attachment to
SBDS Summer Camp 2015
Did you know that there is
still limited space available at the SBDS Summer Camp!
During the weeks
July 20-24 and July
27-31 from 10am-1pm (9-2pm
extended) our teachers offer a great German immersion
program about "Summer Fair".
It's located at our SBDS campus and is available to students
ages 3 thru 10 years old.
You can enroll either week or
both. Questions? Check the attached flyers & registration
form for more details, or contact
directly. Please drop off your registration form in the
office latest next Saturday before the Maifest celebration,
or fill it out, save and email it back to
Flyer in English
Download PDF Enrollment Form
German Heritage Night at 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
Heritage Night Flyer
For more information go to our
Volunteering @ SBDS
The success of our school is largely
reliant on parents and members being actively involved.
Consequently SBDS needs your help and
Volunteer Sign-ups are ALWAYS available during recess
For more details about volunteering opportunities, please
Did you not see the announcements and
news on the previous homepage, before it got updated
the last time?
here to see
the previous version of our homepage.
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