German-American School
of Palo Alto

P.O. Box 50942
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 520-3646
contact@gaspa-ca.org

Saturday Class Location
475 Pope Street
Menlo Park CA 94025
Location Map

 

 

Overview

 

The Spring 2021 Semester begins on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

Enrollment for the Spring Semester will begin on December 1st.

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Based on recommendations from from local and state government,
our Spring 2021Semester will be ONLINE ONLY.

The Spring semester will run from January 9, 2021 - May 8, 2021.

In order to prepare for the online formar, we have adjusted our program as follows:

  • Online Platform: Classes are set to take place via Zoom Video Conferencing and class duration will be adjusted based on the ages of the students. However, our program remains full immersion and project-based.
  • Class duration:
    • Kindergarten (3-5 years): 30 minutes
    • Elementary (5-9 years): 1 hours
    • Middle/High School (10-18 Years): 2 hours
    • Adults (18+): 2 hours
  • Class Start Time: In general, all youth classes will take place between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays, but we are preparing to stagger the start of the class to accommodate households with multiple students, in particular those with younger students. Adult Classes take place in the evening during the week.
  • Class size: To make the online learning experience as enjoyable and effective as possible, we have dramatically reduced our class sizes. We plan to have approximately 6-8 students per class in our youth classes and no more than 10 in our adult class.

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Under normal circumstances, our Saturday School program consists of 30 Saturday School mornings per school year from September through May in Menlo Park and our classes are for students ages 1.5-99+! We have something for everyone! 

Our regular class schedule is as follows:

  • Parent & Me: 9:00 - 10:15
  • Youth Program (ages 3-18): 9am to 12 noon
  • Adult Class: 12:30-13:30

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 (a new)/ (the) language.

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 12th, 2020) 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.

 

Pre-K - High School

 Pre-K through High School

For over 50 years, GASPA has been offering our ever popular Saturday morning program for students ages 3-18.

Details:

Who: Students ages 3*-18
                (*must be 3 yrs or older on Jan 9, 2021)

Availability:

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

We currently have spaces for the following age groups, contingent upon whether the students fits in the group level-wise:

  • Kindergarten - ages 3-5, all levels (full at this time)
  • Elementary - ages 5-8, mixed levels (group for ages 9/10 is currently full)
  • Middleschool - ages 10-12 (full at this time)
  • High School - ages 13-16, intermediate

If the class you are interested in is full. We would be happy to add you to our waiting list or discuss what other options we can offer. Please contact us at contact@gaspa-ca.org

When: Saturdays from Jan 9 - May 8, 2021
                School Calendar is available here

Time: Start time depends on the group.

  • Kindergarten (ages 3-5) - 9:00 - 9:30
  • Elementary - (ages 5-9) classes will start at 9 or 10 am, depending on the group.
  • Middle School (ages 10-12): 10:00 - 12:00
  • High School: (ages 13-18): 11:00am - 1pm

Location: ONLINE
Given the nature of online instruction, parental support is advised for Kindergarten and Elementary ages students.

Costs/Tuition: 

Registration Fee:

$50 non-refundable registration fee per child due upon registration.

Tuition*:

 Level

Reg. Fee

Tuition

Kindergarten (ages 3-5)

$50

$350

Elementary (ages 5-9)

$50

$350

Middle School ages(10-12)

$50

$700

High School (ages 13 - 18)

$50

$700

Books/Materials: Students at the elementary level and upward will be using a book, as part of the program. The price of the book varies, dependent upon the group and ranges between $15 - $60. Invoices for books will be sent out, once all students are assigned to their groups. Books will be available for curb-side pick up at a to be determined date. 

 *Tuition is due by or on the first day of school.
**Alternative payment options available upon request.

Tuition Refund Policy: Registration fee, were applicable, is non-refundable. Requests for refund of tuition can only be made in writing to board and management and must be submitted by the end of the first day classes are in session stating reason for refund, and are subject to board approval. After that tuition cannot be refunded, it can only be credited towards other programs offered by GASPA.

Registration Process:

Please go to the Registration Section and complete the required fields in the appropriate tab, "Pre-K - High School". Upon completion you will receive an invoice in 1-2 days from our office for the non-refundable registration fee. A onetime payment of the $50 non-refundable registration fee is due for each child at the time of registration. 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. $50 non-refundable registration fee

Payment Options:

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 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 it 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.

Tuition Refund Policy: Registration fee, were applicable, is non-refundable. Requests for refund of tuition can only be made in writing to board and management and must be submitted by the end of the first day classes are in session stating reason for refund, and are subject to board approval. After that tuition cannot be refunded, it can only be credited towards other programs offered by GASPA.

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!

Details:

Who: Adults, ages 18 and up for beginner and intermediate level

When: Mondays from 6-8pm, January 11th -  May 3rd, 2021       

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Location: ONLINE

Cost/Tuition: $700 + $50 non-refundable registration fee

Minimum number of participants: 4

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 in 1-2 days from our office for $50 non-refundable registration fee. 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 student.

  1. Completed registration form
  2. $50 non-refundable registration fee

Payment Options:

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 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 it 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.

Tuition Refund Policy: Registration fee, were applicable, is non-refundable. Requests for refund of tuition can only be made in writing to board and management and must be submitted by the end of the first day classes are in session stating reason for refund, and are subject to board approval. After that tuition cannot be refunded, it can only be credited towards other programs offered by GASPA.

Registration is first-come, first-serve. Early registration ensures your 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.

1-on1 Tutoring

 1-on-1 Tutoring

Not quite finding what you are looking for in our other class options? Then this might be just the ticket!

Based on teacher availability, we are pleased to offer 1-on-1 tutoring for all ages starting at the elementary school level. Dates and times are flexible. Currently all 1-on-1 classes are offered online only.

Price: $70 per hour for private lessons (1 student)
          $45 per hour, per student for semi-private lessons (2 students)

When you purchase 10 sessions, you get the 11th free!

Cancellation/Late Policy:

Our team members are professional tutors, so we require 24 hours notice for cancelled or rescheduled tutoring sessions. If a session is cancelled within 24 hours, we bill in full for the scheduled tutoring time.

Please be on time. Classes can only start at the time agreed upon. Should the student arrive early, the class cannot start until the agreed upon time. Students who are minors, must remain with their parents until the lesson begins. If the student does not arrive within 15 minutes after the start of the scheduled appointment, the tutor has the express authority to the leave the location, terminate the session and charge the student/client for the full amount of the session.

 

If you are interested, please contact us directly for availability.

 

 

Jobs & Employment Opportunities »

We are looking for German Language Teachers at the Pre-K, Kindergarten and Elementary level for our German Saturday School Program in Menlo Park.

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