Overview

 

The 2017/2018 school year begins on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Enrollment for the 2017/18 school year will begin on April 13th.

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Our Saturday School program consists of 30 Saturday School mornings per school year from September through May in Menlo Park. Our classes run from 9am to 12 noon (and 12:30-13:30 for adults) and are for students ages 0-99+! We have something for everyone!

Many of our students come from a German-speaking background, (i.e. speak German at home, have German speaking parents or have relatives who speak German), while others have no direct connection to the German language and are simply interested in learning German.

To make a long story short, we welcome everyone, with or without prior German language knowledge! We have a wide variety of classes to suit all ages and skill levels and our full immersion concept has proven very successful over the years!

If spaces are available, registration is continuously possible throughout the school year.

Should you decide to join us after the start of the school year, (Sept 9th, 2017) please first contact our office to inquire if space is available for  you or your child(ren) and once you receive a confirmation, please only then use the online registration form.

Parent&Me

Die Froschgruppe

" The Froggy Group"

New! Come to play and sing with your child in German! This class is for parents and their children. German speakers of all levels are welcome.

Details:

Who: A Parent & Me class for children ages 12-30 months accompanied by their parent/guardian.
         Class will be held in German, some knowledge of German required.

When: Saturdays, beginning, January 13th, 2018 through May 12, 2018

Time: 9am-10:15am

Location: ALTO International Campus, 475 Pope Street, Menlo Park

Cost/Tuition: $150 per semester (no registration fee)

Minimum number of participants: 6

 

Registration Process:

Please go to the Registration Section and complete the required fields in the appropriate tab, "Froschgruppe". Upon completion you will receive an invoice for the cost of tuition. The full tuition is due on or by the first day of class.

Registration is only complete once we have received the following to items for each child.

  1. Completed registration form
  2. $150 program tuition

Payment Options:

  • NEW & Preferred Payment Option! -GASPA now accepts electronic payments for registration fees and tuition (as well as donations). To keep our expenses low, we only accept electronic checks (ACH bank transfers). 
    Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive an email from “German American School of Palo Altoquickbooks@notification.intuit.com. The email will have a link “View invoice”. Click to view the invoice and follow the instructions to pay. You will have to enter your bank’s routing number and your checking account number. You can find these numbers on your checks.
    You can also print the invoice or download as pdf for your records.
    Please make sure to enter your account and routing number correctly. Incorrect numbers may result in rejected payment and additional fees.
  • Check
  • Cash

 If you have any questions about the forms or fees, please contact us by email.

Registration is first-come, first-serve. Early registration ensures your child's place.

The German-American School of Palo Alto admits student of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and scholarships.

Pre-K - High School

 Pre-K through High School

Since 1965 GASPA has been offering our ever popular Saturday morning program for students ages 2.5-18.

Details:

Who: Students ages 2.5*-18
                (*must be 2.5 yrs or older on Sept. 9th 2017,
                  and accompanied by a parent in class until age 3)

When: 30 Saturdays beginning September 9th 2017, through May 12th, 2018
                School Calendar is available here

Time: 9:00am to 12:00 noon

Location: Campus of Alto International School
                 475 Pope Street, Menlo Park

Costs/Tuition: 

Registration Fee:

$150 non-refundable registration fee per child due upon registration.

Tuition*:

  Early Bird Tuition** Regular Tuition
1st child $1200 $1250
2nd child $1150 $1200
3rd+ child $1050 $1100

*Tuition is due by or on the first day of school.
**Early Bird Tuition prices are valid through May 13 2017. Registration information must be received and non-refundable registration fee must be postmarked or received electronically by May 13th 2017.
***Tuition Refund Policy: The $150 registration fee is non-refundable. Tuition can not be refunded once the student has started the program.

Volunteer Duty*:

Please read the following carefully as our volunteer policy has changed!

At GASPA, each family is required to fulfill three (3) volunteer duties per school year, regardless of the number of children.
For this a volunteer duty deposit of $150 ($50 per duty) will be collected on the first day of school for each family.

Our new volunteer duties include, yard duty, pretzel duty, 1st day volunteers, help for our St. Martin, Nikolaus and Spring Festivals, help cleaning up our supplies in our storage container, etc.

To sign up for volunteer duty, please go to our Sign-Up Genius page. This page will be available, two weeks prior to the first day of school.
There, please sign up for three (3) volunteer duties.  After completing the duties you will receive your deposit back.

Tuition fee as well as the volunteer deposit are due on the first day of school.

*Volunteer Duty only applies only to families with students enrolled in our Pre-K through High School Program

Registration Process:

Please go to the Registration Section and complete the required fields in the appropriate tab, "Pre-K - High School".

A onetime payment of the $150 non-refundable registration fee is due for each child at the time of registration.

Registration is only complete once we have received the following to items for each child.

  1. Completed registration form
  2. $150 non-refundable registration fee

Payment Options:

  • NEW & Preferred Payment Option! -GASPA now accepts electronic payments for registration fees and tuition (as well as donations). To keep our expenses low, we only accept electronic checks (ACH bank transfers). 
    Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive an email from “German American School of Palo Altoquickbooks@notification.intuit.com. The email will have a link “View invoice”. Click to view the invoice and follow the instructions to pay. You will have to enter your bank’s routing number and your checking account number. You can find these numbers on your checks.
    You can also print the invoice or download as pdf for your records.
    Please make sure to enter your account and routing number correctly. Incorrect numbers may result in rejected payment and additional fees.
  • Check
  • Cash

 If you have any questions about the forms or fees, please contact us by email.

Registration is first-come, first-serve. Early registration ensures your child's place.

The German-American School of Palo Alto admits student of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and scholarships.

Adults

 Adults

Back by popular demand! Do you want to learn German or simply brush up your German skills? This is the class for you!

...And just in case you are wondering, yes, we can help you take care of the kids while you are in class!

Details:

Who: Adults, ages 18 and up

When: Saturdays, beginning, September 9th through May 12th.         

Time: 12:30  - 1:30pm

Location: ALTO International Campus, 475 Pope Street, Menlo Park

Cost/Tuition: $550 per school year (no registration fee)
                       This includes the cost of child care during class.
                       No discount is given, if you do not need child care.
                       (5 student minimum for this class to take place)

Registration Process:

Please go to the Registration Section and complete the required fields in the appropriate tab, "Adults". Upon completion you will receive an invoice for the cost of tuition. The full tuition is due on or by the first day of class.

Registration is only complete once we have received the following to items for each child.

  1. Completed registration form
  2. $550 program tuition

Payment Options:

  • NEW & Preferred Payment Option! -GASPA now accepts electronic payments for registration fees and tuition (as well as donations). To keep our expenses low, we only accept electronic checks (ACH bank transfers). 
    Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive an email from “German American School of Palo Altoquickbooks@notification.intuit.com. The email will have a link “View invoice”. Click to view the invoice and follow the instructions to pay. You will have to enter your bank’s routing number and your checking account number. You can find these numbers on your checks.
    You can also print the invoice or download as pdf for your records.
    Please make sure to enter your account and routing number correctly. Incorrect numbers may result in rejected payment and additional fees.
  • Check
  • Cash

 If you have any questions about the forms or fees, please contact us by email.

Registration is first-come, first-serve. Early registration ensures your child's place.

The German-American School of Palo Alto admits student of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and scholarships.

 

Jobs & Employment Opportunities »

We are looking for German Language Teachers for all ages and levels (Pre-K through adult) for our German Saturday School Program in Menlo Park.

Volunteer Duty
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