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.
Our values are the behaviours we develop and practice in our school.
This portal is DIS' central hub for students and parents during a period of distance learning. Most of the resources and information that you need can be found here.
We think of the learning as ‘continuous’ rather than simply online. The device is a tool to deliver instructions and content. It is the way in which teachers, students, and families can communicate. Working online should not always be the main mode of learning engagement, and teachers also think about structuring activities that allow for active movement and other modes of learning. For us it is important to provide quality over quantity and continue to modify our good practices.
Our mascot got a name: SID
The new mascot name was decided by an online vote available to all community members (students, staff, and parents). 200 Community members voted for their favorite name out of 7. Did you realize that the name is DIS backwards? How cool is that.
All MYP and DP students went onto field trips to the Dresdner Heide and to the Elbe River at the beginning of the school year. By exposing our students to special team building and bonding activities, they learn the skills of working in a team while having fun and they get to know each other better.
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.
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.
On June 13 our 30 graduates from 13 nations received their diploma at a very special graduation ceremony.
We have faith in you, our graduating class, that you will head out into this new world with courage, not looking back but facing forward.
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”).
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.
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.
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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.
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