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

> 2016/17 School Calendar

> 2016/17 Enrollment Form (Fall Semester)

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

News & announcements

Open enrollment has ended!

Our open enrollment period for the fall semester 2016/17 has ended.

In select classes there is still limited space available, which will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For details refer to the SBDS Enrollment Process Fall 2016.

To enroll, please use our Enrollment form.

See you on September 10th!

Our first day of school is around the corner, and we  are looking forward to seeing everybody on Saturday, September 10th, at 9 am.

You can find more dates in our updated 2016/17 School Calendar.

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.

On the first day we would really appreciate any experienced help, so please let us know if you would be available:  volunteers@sbds.org.

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

SBDS needs teaching assistants!

Our school is looking for permanent help in the Pre-K and Teenager classes, as well as substitute teachers for all grade levels.

There is also an open position for regular work at the cake tables. PLEASE HELP TO FILL THESE OPENINGS, we really depend on it, or there may be shortcomings for some students.

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

> 2016/17 School Calendar

> 2016/17 Enrollment Form (Fall Semester)

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

This website was last updated on 01/30/2016