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|Language of instruction||English, Chinese, French, and German|
|Native English, Chinese, French, and German teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English, Chinese, French, and German)|
|Class sizes||Average||17 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Average number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Native English, Chinese, French, and German speaking teachers||
|Language support for students not fluent in English, Chinese, French, and German||
English as a Second Language Support
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Chinese, French, Spanish
|Use of technology in the classroom||
SVIS integrates technology and innovation throughout its curriculum, always focusing on the development of critical thinking processes, not on mere mastery of the technology itself.
SVIS' Computer Science program allows to teach complex problem-solving skills. On Cohn Campus, SVIS has a dedicated MakerSpace for design thinking projects/maker education as well as a spacious Media Hub for research, inquiry, 3D printing projects, and more. Students also have access to leading edge tools through our 1:1 iPad or laptop initiatives for 3rd–8th grades.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
There is no language competency requirement for those entering into our Early Years Program (Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten) or Kindergarten.
Considerations will be made for those interested in the elementary school that has no prior formal language education. All applicants will need to take a 1:1 language proficiency test as part of the admissions process to better understand the foundations of their language skills unless they are transferring from an accredited school from the French Ministry of Education.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
Every September, SVIS begins the application process for the following academic year. After March, rolling admissions is available for grades in which SVIS has an open seat.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Pre-Jedi engineering Legos, soccer, playtime gymnastics, science exploration, Brazilian percussion, Capoeira, Samba, basketball, Spanish fun, jump bunch
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
SVIS has a competitive soccer/futsal team for 4th-8th grade students and a competitive basketball team for 1st-8th grade students.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Silicon Valley International School is an independent Chinese/English, German/English and French/English language immersion day school located in Palo Alto, California.
|Teaching approach of the school||
SVIS educates students through a rigorous and dynamic bilingual program, inspiring them to develop an inquisitive and responsible international mindset.