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The school

GAIS is located in Menlo Park, in the heart of Silicon Valley and close to world-renowned Stanford University and an authorized IB World School. We implement the International Baccalaureate program through the Preschool, the Elementary School, and the Middle School. The GAIS curriculum is specifically designed by the school to support the GAIS mission statement and provide a continuum of learning through the three sections.  It combines relevant standards from the International Baccalaureate Organization, California and German speaking countries.



At GAIS we are working with the International Baccalaureate Organization, an international quality management organization that connects us with other schools and universities around the world to achieve an excellent educational impact. Our school has very high academic standards and we expect high quality in teaching and team collaboration. The content of our academic curriculum from preschool trough grade 8 compares to the California, German, and Swiss standards. We use various benchmark tests to evaluate ourselves, such as ISA, SAT, Klassenkockpit and Deutsche Orientierungssarbeiten. Our students perform exceptionally well in external achievement tests and continue their education in some of the most prestigious schools in the region and around the world. The very well educated parents have a strong involvement in the school and enrich and support the school environment.