On Friday, May 15, students, staff and parents from the German-American International School paraded from their current school site at 275 Elliott Drive to the former Menlo Oaks School site at 475 Pope St., adjacent to Willow Oaks School, where they will be moving this summer.
The new school site is only a half-mile from the site the school has occupied for the past 20 years.
The German-American school had to move because their landlord, the Menlo Park City School District, needed the former O'Connor School site for a new school to house their ballooning student body. Construction on the new Upper Laurel School will begin this summer, with the groundbreaking scheduled for May 21.
The German-American school has preschool through middle school programs, and plans to begin phasing in a high school program. The middle school and high school programs offer German, English, Spanish or French International Baccalaureate programs.