German-American School
of Palo Alto

P.O. Box 50942
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 520-3646

Saturday Class Location
475 Pope Street
Menlo Park CA 94025
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The Advanced Placement (AP) test for college credit is developed by the College Board . This test, three hours long, includes listening and reading comprehension, grammar, essay writing and speaking onto a tape. It is administered in May at a designated high school.

During the past 10+ years students from our school have continuously participated in AP German exam offered by the College Board.  We are preparing high school students over a period of 10 weeeks. Nonetheless, they have continuously scored with high marks, mostly 4's and 5's. (Note: 5 being the highest and 1 the lowest mark, with 1 and 2 not passing.)

Students prepare for the exam by participating in a 10 Saturday preparatory class offered by GASPA solely for this exam. Together with their German teacher the students then travel to a local high school to sit the exam. (During past years the exam was administered at Gunn HS in Palo Alto.)

Passing the AP German exam, as well as three other AP exams, are part of the qualifications required by many German Universities which allows students to forego an extra year at a Studienkolleg.

Preparation/Prep Class

AP German 2018

We are pleased to once again offer an AP German Prep Course for the 2018 AP German Exam.

Here the Details:

Dates: 10 classes from mid-February through May      

           Feb:  10/24 (no class on February 17th)
           Mar:  3/10/17/24/31
           April: 14/28 (no class on April 7th and April 21st)
           May:  5

EXAM DATE: Friday, May 11th 2018

    School Calendar is available here

Time: Saturdays, 9am - 12pm  

Location: ALTO International School
                      475 Pope Street, Menlo Park

Ages: Suited for High-School students who passed the AATG 4 Test with excellent results        

Cost:  (Tuition is due by the first day.)

  • $525 for non-GASPA students
  • $300 for current GASPA students
  • Approximately $145 Exam Fee paid directly to the College Board
  • If a text book is used, these will need to be purchased by the student.

Tuition Refund Policy: Tuition must be paid in full at time of registration. Tuition cannot be refunded once the program has started.

Registration Process:

Please fill out the online registration form for each child separately. The registration form can be found on the "Registration Form" tab on this page.

Registration is only complete once we have received the following two items for each student.

  1. Completed registration form
  2. Tuition


Electronic Checks

GASPA now only 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 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.
If you have any questions about the forms or fees, please contact us by email
Registration is first-come, first-serve.

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.

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Year Results # of Students
2016 5 5
  4 1
2015 5 4
  4 1
2014 5 5
2013 5 6
2012 5 5
  4 1
2011 5 4
  4 3
2010 5 5
2009 4 3
  3 2
2008 5 3
  4 2
2007 5 2
  4 1
2006 5 3
2005 5 4

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