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IB and German
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CitySan Francisco Bay Area
CurriculumsIB and German
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: $26,300
to: $33,300
Address: 1070 41st Street Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
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Number of students


Most common nationality


Native English and German speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and German


Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

At EBGIS, students use technology in a purposeful and age-appropriate manner. At the elementary level, technology is used sparingly and always in a supervised group setting. In middle school, students receive instruction in safe and sane technology practices and use tablets or computers as needed for class work. By the sixth grade, students are expected to use laptop computers as a standard part of their learning. Middle and High school students are also issued a school email address and access through a personalized web portal for communication regarding school work and related school matters.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

We used virtual classroom technology during COVID-19 but prefer an in-person setting.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We celebrate all kinds of international and religious events at EBGIS. We are inclusive and diverse.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Starting in 2nd grade, we assign homework.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, at our school, we have a dedicated Learning Support Team that provides specialized support and programs for children with special learning needs. Our team works closely with students, families, and teachers to ensure that each child receives the tailored assistance they require to thrive academically and socially. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all students can reach their full potential.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

At EBGIS, we take pride in our ability to provide personalized support for talented students. Due to our school's size, we are able to offer individualized attention and tailored programs to nurture the unique interests and abilities of each student. Our dedicated faculty members work closely with these students to identify their strengths, challenge them academically, and provide enrichment opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Additionally, we offer advanced coursework, enrichment activities, and opportunities for independent research or projects to further cultivate their talents and foster their growth.

Entry evaluation for students

The admissions process at EBGIS involves attending either the Open House or a private tour, along with assessments and evaluations tailored to the specific grade level.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Yes, our school conducts evaluations as part of the admissions process for new students. These evaluations typically assess students in various areas, including language proficiency, social-emotional skills, and academic readiness. The evaluations aim to ensure that prospective students will thrive in our educational environment and benefit from the programs and resources we offer.

Waiting list

We typically have a waiting pool for our Preschool Program. We also offer ongoing enrollment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Application deadlines are typically in February. Please go to our website for further information.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we offer ongoing enrollment.

School start time

Preschool and Kindergarten: 8:00 am
Elementary School: 8:30 am
Middle School: 8:30 am
High School: 8:30 am

School finish time

Preschool and Kindergarten: 2 pm (extended care until 6 pm)
Elementary School: 2:45 pm (extended care until 6 pm)
Middle School: 2:45 pm
High School: 2:45 pm

Supervised care before/after school

For Preschool and Kindergarten, EBGIS offers a Full-Day Program providing an after-school care option daily until 6:00 pm at an additional cost.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

We work with a well-known school caterer.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Gardening, cooking, band, drama, woodworking, Lego construction, programming, soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, martial arts.

Sports activities included

Soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We compete against other schools in the area.

Facilities at the school

EBGIS is proud to offer an EC and ES Library, an HS library, a lab and science room, and a tumbling room.

Sports facilities at the school

Play space, athletic fields.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

East Bay German International School is a dual-language immersion school offering Early Childhood, Elementary Middle School, and High School programs. EBGIS' integrated curriculum combines bilingual German and English instruction with project-based learning and a cross-cultural experience. EBGIS offers exceptional academics, a diverse international perspective, and a vibrant community of students, parents, and teachers. Our international high school program is now open to all students in grades 9 through 12, regardless of German language ability. The East Bay International High School (EBIHS) at EBGIS offers multiple language tracks with advanced language and literature courses in German, French, and Spanish, while all other instruction takes place in English.

In grades 9 and 10, students receive our outstanding college-preparatory curriculum, including AP courses, essay writing, and content that prepares students for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. All students in grades 11 and 12 undertake the full IB program, culminating in the prestigious IB Diploma.

Teaching approach of the school

EBGIS empowers its students to become creative and critical world citizens. EBGIS' exceptional dual-language program equips students with outstanding academic skills and proficiency in both German and English. Multicultural and diverse school community fosters collaboration among students, families, and teachers, nurturing social-emotional skills, cultural understanding, and democratic values.

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