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

  • 20 Class Levels from Toddler through Adults

  • Approx. 300 students

  • We offer AP & DSD preparation classes

  • Class Levels for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

  • Members can enjoy our extensive Library with German Books, CDs and 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


News & announcements

Volunteers Welcome

The success of our school depends on the hands-on participation of parents and members. Please check Sign-Up Genius for the latest opportunities. Thanks!


School this Saturday, January 15!

The general COVID situation is very dynamic at the moment. SBDS wants to provide you and your students the best classes possible, but please do understand that there is no simple solution that fits all scenarios and families. The staff and board spent significant time and effort to look at various class options for the coming weeks and created the following plan:

We will continue with on-campus school, but may switch individual class sessions to online if necessary (e.g., staff or student availability). You will receive an email from your teacher by noon on Friday if your student’s class will be taking place online this Saturday. Please check your inbox for details. If there is no new message then your class is scheduled 9am-12pm on campus as usual. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Re-enrollment for Spring Semester 2022

The new semester starts February 5th, and by default all current students will be re-enrolled unless you notify the SBDS office. We will send each member an invoice by the end of January. Payments should be done between 1/29 and 2/28. Please let us know in case a student will not continue a class, or cancellation fees may apply.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Learn about the precautions SBDS is taking line with State and County guidance in order to help keep our students, staff, and families safe.

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

> 2021/22 SBDS School Calendar

> 2021/22 Membership Application

> 2021/22 Enrollment Process

> School Flyer

> School Campus Map

> Aerial view of School Campus

> Contact us

Non-discrimination policy
As a member school of GASANC, SBDS admits students of any race, color, sex, 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, sex, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.
This website was last updated on 2020/08/20