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About us

Welcome to GAIS!

Our school, situated in the heart of the multicultural and vibrant Silicon Valley, offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) program — a unique opportunity to be exposed to an educational program with a global perspective.

Our goal is to build holistic learners and equip them with the tools necessary to compete in the 21st century. We are building life-long learners who are globally mobile, responsible world citizens, culturally aware and with a sense of identity.

We do not focus on structural programs alone, because in today’s ever-changing world, it’s fundamental that our students and teachers internalize habits that will allow them to adapt efficiently and effectively to multifaceted situations and to apply skills and knowledge across a broad range of areas.

One of our key resources is the continuum of rigorous IB academic programs — the Primary Years Program (PYP) and the Middle Years Program (MYP) — which focus on developing well-balanced students and forming multiple perspectives on learning.

Every day when I walk through the classrooms I observe devoted, passionate teachers who are challenging our students with meaningful activities that stimulate curiosity and inspire inquiry to foster a spirit of discovery and enjoyment of learning. I also see motivated students who thrive on challenging their teachers and on growing through holistic, timely feedback and age-appropriate assessment.

From preschool through 12th grade, we immerse our students in international languages and cultures, as well as embrace the American culture and local school standards. Our students perform exceptionally well in both US and European tests and continue their education at some of the best schools in the region and around the world.

Come visit our campus with your child, take the time to talk to our students, teachers and parents, and learn for yourself how GAIS helps your child succeed!

I’m proud to work at GAIS while contributing to and strengthening our community.


Dominic Liechti

Managing Director