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

> 2017/18 School Calendar

> Enrollment Form 2017/18

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

News & announcements

Enrollment for 2017/18 has started!

Our enrollment process for new and returning students for the Fall semester has started!

Returning students need to re-enroll by June 15th to be guaranteed a spot.

All others will need to enroll by August 15th and will be subject to our enrollment process for the 2017/18 school year.

We are anticipating high enrollment numbers. To enroll, please use our enrollment form.

SBDS Summer Camp is back

During the weeks June 19 - 23 and June 26 - June 30 from 9am - 3pm our teachers offer a great German immersion program with activities.  It's located at our SBDS campus and available to students from age 3 thru 12 years old. You can enroll either week or both. This year you can now stay until 5pm !

SBDS summer camp image 2017

Check the attached flyers & registration form for more details, or contact Kirsten@sbds.org directly.

There are limited class sizes, so enroll now! Please drop off your registration form with the registration fee in the office during school on Saturdays, or fill it out, save and email it back to us.

Are you an avid reader?

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 05/05/2017