Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a list of frequently asked questions and answers. Can’t find what you are looking for?
Feel free to contact us, we are happy to help!

Where are your campuses located?

We have two campuses: one in Novato and one in Santa Rosa. Learn more about our campuses here. We also have a selection of online classes that can be attended from the comfort of your own home.

How old must my child be enroll in class?

The minimum age for our students is 3-years-old. Children must also be potty-trained.

How much does it cost to take classes?

A list of our tuition and fees can be found here.

Do you have a discount for enrolling additional siblings?

We strive to keep our tuition cost low for every student, therefore we do not offer an additional sibling discount.

Are the German Language School of Marin and the German Language School of the North Bay the same school?

Yes, we changed out name from German Language School of Marin to German Language School of the North Bay to better reflect the counties we serve. Our school was founded in 1967 in Novato and our Santa Rosa Campus opened in 2014.

Is the school a non-profit organization?

Yes, we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations to our school are tax-deductible (when they qualify in accordance with the law).

Can I donate German books, media, and items to the school?

Yes, we accept donations of German books and goods. Contact us for more information.


Ready to register for class? Our online registration makes it easy! Simply visit our registration page for more information, classes available, and how to register.

Learn more about registering here.

Visiting and Tours

Interested in taking German classes, but want to see what we have to offer first? You’re welcome to come to our school, check out our classes for one morning, and then sign-up if it is a good fit for you.

Learn more about visiting our school.

Tuition and Fees

How much do classes cost? How do I pay? Do my students and I need a book? We have all those answers and more for you!

Learn more about tuition and fees here.

Class Days and Times

Our classes meet Saturday mornings (excluding holidays) from 9:30am until noon at both campuses. Please see our calendar for the Saturdays school is in session or download our complete calendar (PDF). For questions, feel free to contact us.