The German-American School Association of Southern California, Inc. (GASA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, founded in 1954. GASA offers classroom-based German language programs to children ages 4 - 17 years in its Saturday Schools and ages 3 - 5 years in its Kinderland School. Parent & Me classes for children 1-3 years old are currently provided in Brea.

Our Saturday Schools offer classes from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturdays at 13 different campuses throughout the Southland, Las Vegas, NV and Tucson, AZ. The Kinderland School offers it's program twice weekly from 9 am to 12 pm. Our school year coincides with the public school calendar.



Online Classes


begin again in February!

For a class list, click here.



Adult Classes


now offered at our San Diego, Vista and Northridge locations!

To learn more, contact the appropriate School Director at SanDiego@gasaschool.org
Vista@gasaschool.org or Northridge@gasaschool.org


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The schools are open to students of all cultural and language backgrounds who are interested in learning another language and thereby also strengthen their English skills using the schools' German language program. Research has shown that foreign language learning not only improves understanding of the students' native language, but enhances listening skills, improves memory and gives a new perspective and understanding of language itself.

The Los Angeles Times just published an article about bilingual learning.


The New York Times had an article in May 2011 about the bilingual advantage.


KPCC had in January 2013 a 3 part series about bilingual learning.



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Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy:

The German-American School Association admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin 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, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.

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Updated 1/19/2016