Details overview

Hours 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Transportation options None
Summer program Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None
Day or Boarding offered Day school

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus World languages
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Science
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
College preparatory
Honors track

Classes

1
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
4
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
4
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught French
German
Latin
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered German

Support

11
Facilities
including: Library
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Tutoring
Level of special education programming None
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Tennis
6
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
9
Clubs
including: Student newspaper
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Sailing
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Sailing
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Clubs Art club
Community service
Debate
Drama club
Homework help / Study buddy club
Recycling club
Robotics club
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 8:00 AM
After school end time 5:00 PM
After school program offered Yes
Summer program offered Yes

After school program

Types of activities "Arts (visual, literary, dance, theater, and/or music)"
Academic (homework help and/or standards-based programs)
Athletics
Days offered Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? Yes
What grades can participate? K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Is there a fee for the program? Yes
Is financial aid available? No
How can parents find out more about fees? Call
Visit website
Website Www.gissv.org
Phone number 650 254 0748

Summer program

Program name German Immersion Summer Camp
Types of activities Arts
Language
Science Nature
Days offered Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? No
What grades can participate? K
1
2
Is there a fee for the program? Yes
Is financial aid available? No
How can parents find out more about fees? Call
Website
Website Http://www.gissv.org/summerprogram
Phone number 650 254 0748

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Students typically continue on to these schools UC Berkeley
  Stanford
  NYU

Teachers

16
Staff
including: Math specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
School psychologist
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff French
German
Russian
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.gissv.org/admissions
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $16000
Tuition range (high) $16000
For the year 2013-2014
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No