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

  • 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".

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










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featured links

> 2015/16 School Calendar

> 2016 Enrollment Form (Spring Semester)

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

News & announcements

New Semester starts soon!

Please let us know ASAP if you plan not to continue at SBDS. Students that were enrolled in the Fall Semester 2015 are automatically re-enrolled unless we were notified. We plan to send you a pre-calculated invoice for the tuitions in the coming days so you can prepare any payment (check or cash only).

At the last SBDS Board meeting we learned that there have been not enough volunteers recently. We are missing sign-ups in particular for recess. This is a pity, our children and staff should deserve an enjoyable and safe break. Please help, it is fun, and remember that each family is asked to volunteer a modest 3 hours per semester!


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.

South Bay Deutscher Schulverein

For more information see our Fundraising Page!

Did you miss it?

Did you miss the announcements and news on the previous homepage before it got updated?

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
Broschuere in Deutsch

This website was last updated on 01/30/2016