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




Click to join SouthBayDeutscherSchulverein

featured links

> 2017/18 School Calendar

> Enrollment Form 2017/18

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

News & announcements

It's the most wonderful time of the year

...because our traditional Christmas celebration (Weihnachtsfeier) is around the corner: Join us on Saturday, December 16th from 2:15–5pm at the Campbell Community Center (Orchard City Banquet Hall) at 1 West Campbell Avenue, Campbell.

It is an afternoon with Christmas carols, presentations from our various classes, the REAL Nikolaus, an exciting raffle and we will serve German cookies, coffee and hot chocolate. All members and families are invited!

We have only limited seats available, so you need to GET TICKETS, INCLUDING ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS. They are available at the SBDS Office NOW. It is first come, first serve until sold out. (Last year we sold out, there is NO entry at the door without a ticket!)

Check out our Christmas celebration flyer.

We would also like to encourage people to wear traditional German clothes (e.g. Dirndls and Lederhosen) to the Christmas party this year. 

We also need volunteers! Please sign up here.

And we are looking for raffle donations! Please contact Beatrice@sbds.org directly for more information.

You've been called a Bücherwurm?

Then you might want to check out our 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

> 2017/18 School Calendar

> Enrollment Form 2017/18

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

This website was last updated on 11/17/2017