Learning Excellence in a Safe School Environment

Welcome to Dresden International School!

The 2020-21 school year continues with full, onsite instruction for all students from KG to Grade 12 as well as Preschool students.

We recognize that the current situation is dynamic and may change. DIS has proven plans in place for the diverse scenarios to support our students and their learning. This will ensure preparedness for continued learning this school year depending on Saxon authorities' recommendations. Our priorities are:

> Normal school program with high quality of learning.

> Focus on student wellness and hygiene during the pandemic.

> Plans prepared to continue learning if there is a school closure.

Changes and information will be displayed here updated regularly. Please find information about continuous learning at the following link.

Prospective Parents and Interested Families

The Admissions office is available for inquiries and continues to process applications and provide admission decisions. Information about the admissions process and contact details are here available.

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World citizens made in Dresden

Dresden International School is the premier IB World School in Saxony offering a full-day programme for students from age one to Grade 12. Our school is a diverse community of learners that practice the highest standards of rigour in learning and teaching. We prepare students as successful international citizens, through a rounded education taught in English. Students become successful and independent learners and compassionate citizens, who are prepared for high academic achievement in school and in universities throughout Germany and worldwide.

See how we do it

The DIS Values

Our values are the behaviours we develop and practice in our school.





Comprehensive Education from Age 1 to Grade 12

News & Events

Solidarity Week

We are celebrating the Solidarity Week in the Secondary School, with student led sessions on mental health, LGBTQ+, gender, race & religion and communication. Our Gender Sexuality Alliance organized the week to highlight and celebrate our differences, while also calling attention to what unites us.

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New Chromebooks

With the support of the Freestate of Saxony and the Federal Government we were able to buy 75 new Chromebooks for our Primary School. With the 40 we already had, we are happy to announce that all students grade 3 - 5 now have access to a Chromebook device during our school day. 

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Health and Safety First

The school emphasizes that our community´s health is a priority and we require that our new hygiene guidelines are strictly followed to minimise the spread of coronavirus infection and to support the continuity of learning on our school campuses. We ask our students and parents to read the hygiene plan agreement and all guidelines carefully. In Preschool and K5 the health certification has to be completed daily.

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Anti-Racism Statement

In responding to the act of racial violence and injustice DIS staff and school leaders have drafted a statement which we shared with our community. Within our Anti-Racism Statement to the DIS Community, we have indicated how we intend to work on concrete measures that address and counter racism in our work as educators.

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Redesign PYP Library

With our school mission as a ‘collaborative, diverse, and innovative learning community’, we have been investigating how our learning spaces reflect this mission. One area we have concentrated on is furniture. In order to help us realize the DIS mission, we have introduced new flexible furniture in the Primary School.

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DIS as a Digital Showcase

In the last month, we as a school have tried to do our best to support your children through these unprecedented times. So far, the feedback from parents has been very encouraging. Indeed, the most important news agency in Germany, die Deutsche Presse Agentur (dpa), just called our school a digital showcase school (“Digitale Vorzeigeschule”).

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Preschool Campus

The preschool students (ages 1-5) learn in a beautiful, historic villa with large grounds in Dresden-Blasewitz. The environment is child centred, based on best early childhood learning practices provided by highly qualified, dedicated and caring staff.


School Campus

Students from Kindergarten and from Grade 1 to Grade 12 study at the school campus in Dresden-Altstadt. The modern campus facilities with a large sports hall offer excellent opportunities for students to progress in their learning successfully at all ages.


Why DIS Scores Highly

  • 24

    Years of Success

  • 500


  • 50

    Student Nationalities

  • 33

    Avg. DIS Diploma Points

  • 49

    After School Activities

  • 1:7

    Teacher Student Ratio

  • 155

    Computers for Students

  • 70%

    Teacher with 10+ Years Experience

Patricia Schneidewind

Alumni Spotlight

Being taught in an environment where humanism, empathy, and the importance of being an independent thinker and embracing a life-time of learning has at its core set the foundation for my work in Human Rights and Development.

  • 98%

    DIS IB Diploma Pass Rate

  • 94%

    DIS Students attending University

Upcoming Events

Solidarity Week

School Campus

PYP Parent Session "Inquiry-Based Learning"


Last School Day before Break

School Campus

Christmas Break (21 Dec - 1 Jan)

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