Spotlight on East Bay German International School (EBGIS) - 510 Families

Spotlight on East Bay German International School (EBGIS)

The East Bay German International School (EBGIS) offers exceptional preschool through high school programs at its centrally located Emeryville campus. EBGIS is an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

Thank you to East Bay German International School, EBGIS, for sponsoring

East Bay German International School
EBGIS students play at recess | Photo: EBGIS

Starting in the coming school year, EBGIS’ restructured international high school program will be open to all students regardless of German-language ability. The East Bay International High School (EBIHS) at EBGIS will offer multiple language tracks with advanced language and literature courses in German, French, and Spanish, while all other instruction will take place in English. Graduates will receive the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Developed in Switzerland, the IB is an academically rigorous, internationally oriented approach often referred to as the gold standard in high school education. IB graduates are highly regarded by top university admissions offices in the United States and around the world.

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Middle school students conduct a chemistry experiment | Photo: EBGIS

Younger students may enroll in the EBGIS Preschool and Kindergarten without prior knowledge of German. The school’s highly trained international faculty uses early immersion techniques to teach students German while continuing to expand their communicative abilities in English. By the time they reach the first grade, EBGIS students are well prepared for classroom learning in both German and English. For students entering EBGIS in the early grades, the Accelerated German Studies (AGS) Program offers tailored sessions with bilingual faculty, allowing new students to integrate quickly and successfully into the bilingual academic program.

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Teacher and students at work in an Elementary School art class | Photo: EBGIS

EBGIS offers unparalleled academics and individualized support to each student. Its integrated curriculum features project-based learning and an international perspective, while small class sizes allow EBGIS teachers to nurture and support each student based on their unique needs. EBGIS students learn STEAM topics in a developmentally appropriate, hands-on manner starting in early childhood. Advanced subjects such as biology, chemistry, and physics are introduced as early as the fifth grade, while AP and IB courses are available to all EBGIS high schoolers.

Learning and Celebrating with Music

Music is integral to the EBGIS curriculum at all levels. Guided by the school’s professional music faculty, students learn formal music theory and notation while experiencing music from a diversity of traditions and styles. EBGIS students also express themselves through original music composition and performances.

EBGIS students performing at the International Music Fest

A Spacious Centrally-Located Campus

The school’s spacious Emeryville campus features large classrooms, dedicated spaces for music, art, and science, two bilingual libraries, a newly-renovated auditorium, athletic field, basketball court, multi-purpose volleyball, badminton, and pickleball court, and ample indoor and outdoor play spaces. EBGIS’s commitment to health and the environment can be seen in its campus sustainability practices, as well as its eco-literacy curriculum and extracurricular activities.

EBGIS students celebrate their middle school graduation

Get to Know EBGIS

Interested families can learn more about EBGIS in many ways. Online information sessions are offered in the fall and winter, while an in-person open house will take place on January 27. Private tours are also available.

The public is also invited to enjoy the EBGIS campus and libraries at Read & Play events on the second Saturday of every month. German cultural celebrations such as the Winter Holiday Market on December 3 and Carnival (Fasching) on February 24 are also open to the public.

For more information:

Location: 1070 41st Street, Emeryville, CA
Phone: (510) 380-0302


Thank you again to EBGIS for sponsoring

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