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About Us

Welcome to the Website of the South Bay Deutscher Schulverein (SBDS), a German Language Saturday School in Campbell, CA.

We are a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of California that has been promoting the study of German as a Second Language and serving the Silicon Valley area since 1964.

We offer classes at all levels ranging from pre-school to high school as well as beginning, intermediate and advanced levels for adults. Classes are taught by an experienced faculty from Germany, Switzerland, and the United States.
Please visit our
curriculum page for more details on our programs and tuition rates.

The main objective of the School is to provide an opportunity to learn the German language in a contemporary context. Students are taught to speak, read and write in German, and are introduced to German customs, history, culture, literature and songs.

To ensure high quality instruction, teachers are selected both for their knowledge of German and their teaching ability. Most of our instructors are native speakers of German and are well qualified to recognize the proficiency of their students.

SBDS is part of the German American School Association of Northern California (GASANC).

The Board

The school is administered by a Board of Directors consisting of elected and appointed officers. In addition to running the school, the board keeps members informed of the curriculum, schedules, special events and other pertinent matters. The board also arranges the school’s activities and events.

Parents are requested to attend as many school activities as possible, especially the General Membership meetings which are held twice during the school year. This is the best occasion to make suggestions to the Board of Directors or to address any questions or concerns.

Classes are held once a week on the premises of San Jose Christian School in Campbell, California during the calendar months of September to May. Lessons begin at 9:00am and end at 12:00 noon. You will find a detailed schedule on our calendar page and directions to San Jose Christian School on our contact page.

Our Teacher Staff

As a member of our school you may subscribe to our Yahoo! Group in order to stay informed about events and communication from the board and teachers, but also to communicate with fellow students and other parents.

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Nondiscriminatory Policy:

SBDS admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.

This website was last updated on 10/23/2016