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The German-American International School, located in BEAUTIFUL Menlo Park, California, just 25 miles south of San Francisco and next door to Palo Alto, home of Stanford University. Menlo Park is in the Silicon Valley and is considered one of the most desirable places to live in the Bay area. Due to an outstanding transportation network, teachers have a large choice of living locations ranging from San Francisco to San Jose.

GAIS could be the right school for you:

If you are looking for a school that is progressive and is committed to excellence, and where you can work as part of a team to make a real difference, and you enjoy working hard...

If you are upbeat and always look on the bright side...

If you are passionate about teaching and learning and you are excited at the prospect of living in one of the most beautiful and dynamic locations in the US, then read on...

What is GAIS?

GAIS is highly regarded as a German language international school with a special feel - it is welcoming, caring and supportive.

We have developed an outstanding reputation in our community and provide an exciting and vibrant working environment for experienced and dedicated teachers who have a high level of commitment, energy and stamina and who give freely of their time.

GAIS "champions its staff". This is done through respecting and valuing teachers, including them in the decision making processes of the school, providing a competitive remuneration package and opportunities for professional growth.

GAIS is a Nursery to Grade 8 (ages 3-14 year olds) school with approximately 215 students all located on one large, attractive campus. The school includes a Kindergarten (3-5 year olds); Elementary School for Vorschule (5/6 year olds) to Grade 5; Middle School for students in Grades 6 8.

GAIS bubbles with creativity and enthusiasm. We are all committed to "doing it better" and usually believe we can do everything. Teachers and parents get hooked on GAIS! Kids love coming to school. GAIS is known as the school with a heart. If you are warm, caring, love kids and passionate about teaching - you may have the kind of heart that we are looking for!

The GAIS Mission

The German-American International School (GAIS) mission is to provide an outstanding international, bilingual education focused on inquiry-based learning with the goal to foster confident, creative and responsible learners and global thinkers.