The German School of the East Bay (GSEB) was founded in 1962 in Oakland and incorporated in 1966 and is now located in Emeryville, California. We are committed to teaching the language and culture of German-speaking countries to our multicultural students from around the Bay. We are a non-profit school run by an all-volunteer board. We offer classes on Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00pm.
Team Spring 2023
- Rosi S.: Pre-K/Kindergarten
- Satara A.: Elementary 1
- Nahid H.: Elementary 2
- Mirjam L.: Elementary 3
- Haley H.: A2
- Stella S.: DSD 1
- Karl P.: DSD 2/AP
- Justin F.: Adult Beginner 1
- Reza G.: Adult Beginner 2
- Martin L.: Adult Intermediate
- Otti K.: Adult Advanced
- Assistants: Tonia, Meah, Karina, Anneliese
- School principal: Anita M.
- Office Manager: Svetlana T.
GSEB is an independent organization and is not affiliated with any school or religious organization. The school admits students regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Students have gone on to enroll in German-language universities in: Freiburg, Heidelberg, München, Rostock and many other cities in Germany, as well as Insbruck, Austria and Zürich, Switzerland.
Former GSEB student went on to study German in Portland, OR.
Students have been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX).
One GSEB student won the 2021 North American “Jugend debattiert” (Youth Debate) competition.
Longtime teacher received the German Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) for introducing the DSD exams in the SF Bay Area Saturday Schools.