Our school at a glance

Welcome to the Homepage of the South Bay Deutscher Schulverein (SBDS), a German Language Saturday School.

Some quick facts about us:

  • Well established Saturday Language School, just celebrated its 50th anniversary

  • 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. 200 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










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featured links

> 2014/15 School Calendar

> 2014/15 Enrollment Form

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

News & announcements

SBDS Summer Camp 2015

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 anja@sbds.org directly.  Please drop off your registration form in the office during school on Saturdays, or fill it out, save and email it back to us.

> Flyer in English
Broschüre in Deutsch
> 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. The price per ticket is $30/person.


German Heritage Night Poster 

T-Shirt Design Contest!


Like last year, we will again have a T-Shirt design contest and all SBDS members are invited to participate and come up with a creative design. The winner will receive a cash prize and his/her design will be printed on the give away T-Shirts. Deadline to submit your design to the office is Saturday April 18th, 2015.  Contest details and rules!

Good Luck :-)


SJ Earthquakes 2015 Season Schedule

South Bay Deutscher Schulverein

For more information go to 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 in 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
Broschüre in Deutsch

This website was last updated on 04/04/2015