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GPSSD Mission - Vision

Our Mission

The German Pacific School San Diego (GPSSD) is a language and cultural immersion school open to all students K‐12 who desire to master the German language, or to enhance their German language skills. GPSSD is providing its students with the solid foundation in spoken and written German language required for further courses of study using a fun‐filled and effective academic approach.

Our Vision

GPSSD strives to foster global awareness in its students while transferring German traditions and cultural heritage to prepare informed and critically thinking global citizens of the 21 century who are able to communicate inter‐culturally.

GPSSD is dedicated to broaden and improve its currently existing language program to the next level of excellency by offering more access throughout San Diego County, resulting in a yearly increase of students mastering higher levels of German education and fulfilling prerequisites for study at a German university. GPSSD is determined to become the premier educational organization in San Diego County for German language learning.

Our Values

GPSSD welcomes students from all backgrounds, providing them with all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities offered by the school. GPSSD does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin in its administration of its educational and admission policies. We are promoting compassion, cultural awareness, achievement, responsibility, mutual respect, and global and international citizenship.

Current Program

GPSSD offers classes to native and non‐native speakers, from 3 years old through adults, with a core program for grades K‐12 in accordance with the requirements set by German speaking countries and institutions.

The school year consists of 30 weeks and follows roughly the holiday schedule of the public schools. The GPSSD offers classes on different levels on Saturday mornings, weekday afternoons and weeknights, as well as fieldtrips and camps with focus on education about German language and culture.