The Deutsche Schule Anaheim Hills (formerly Brea) is part of the German-American School Association of Southern California, Inc. (GASA).

GASA is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, founded in 1954, and offers classroom-based German language programs for all school ages.

Our classes run from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturdays. The school year coincides with the public school calendar.

We currently offers the following classes (placement is based on both age and language proficiency):

  • Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School


191 Old Springs Road
(Hillsborough Private Schools)
Anaheim Hills, CA 92808

School Director’s E-mail: Susan.Metzler@gasaschool.org

Facebook: @GermanSchoolAnaheimHills


Meet Our Team!


Stefanie head shotFrau Stefanie Dowell has been teaching at GASA since 2011. She was born in Berlin, Germany and moved to California in her early twenties. She earned her Bachelor of Arts/Multiple Subject Credential from California Baptist University and her Education Specialist/Masters in Deaf Education at the University of San Diego. During the week, she teaches deaf and hard-of-hearing preschoolers in Perris for Riverside County Office of Education. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities with her family.


Frau Dominique Tran is preparing her students for the AATG and A1 tests.


Frau Elizabeth Winkler.

Frau Winkler is preparing her students for the AATG, A2 and B1 tests.


Frau Madeline Foss.

Frau Foss is preparing her students for the AATG, A2 and DSD 1, 2 tests.


Julia head shotFrau Julia Whiteside is one of the Anaheim Hills substitute teachers and has been substituting at all grade levels since 2013. She was born in Bremen, Germany where she finished her Abitur and completed travel agent school. She worked for Hapag Lloyd, a German transportation company, before she moved to the US with her husband. Frau Julia has 2 beautiful daughters who also attend German school. Her hobbies are traveling, biking and outdoor activities with her family.

Susan head shotFrau Susan Metzler
has enjoyed assisting as a substitute teacher at the German School in Anaheim Hills/Brea since 2012. Her daughter also attends the German School. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration, a Bachelor’s in Communications and Political Science, as well as a minor in German. She has a passion for international relations and cultural etiquette. In her leisure time, she likes spending time with family and traveling.

About Us

Multilingualism is the norm in most of the world and we believe that children who speak and write more than one language will be better prepared for life in the 21st century with its growing global economy. The best way to master another language is to start learning at an early age.

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    Student Policy

    GASA admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.