Our school at a glance
GAIS is located in Menlo Park, California in the heart of Silicon Valley and close to Stanford University. We are an authorized IB World School. We implement the International Baccalaureate program through the preschool, the elementary school, and the upper school. The GAIS curriculum is designed by the school to support the GAIS mission statement and provide a continuum of learning through the three sections. Parents are very involved in the school and enrich and support the school environment.
GAIS has a German-immersion preschool, a German-English bilingual elementary school, and English and German tracks in middle school. GAIS is currently enrolling students for an IB high school with English and German options.
GAIS is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization, an international quality management organization. The IBO provides an educational framework for our GAIS curriculum, and connects us with other schools and universities around the world to achieve excellent educational impact. Our school has very high academic standards and we expect high quality in teaching and team collaboration. Our academic curriculum is modeled on 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 well in external achievement tests and continue their education in some of the best schools in the region and around the world.