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.

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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

Online Information Event

Join our virtual event and learn more about Grades 1 – 12 on Tuesday, October 11 at 18:30! Our Director and Principals from Primary and Secondary school are introducing DIS. Meet our students and teachers when they share stories from daily school life and parents who love to talk about their experiences. 

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Successful DIS Golf Tournament

On Saturday, 17 September, our 18th annual golf tournament brought together friends, colleagues, donors, and golf lovers for a day of fun, fellowship, and fundraising in support of our school, with all proceeds, directly supporting the modernization of our Secondary School Science Labs, planned for summer 2023. 

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Welcome New Leaders

The new school year begins with a new leadership team. We warmly welcome our new director, Carla Marschall, and our new primary school principal, Chris Boreham. Both are an enormous asset to our community. 

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Co-Curricular Offerings

We are thrilled to announce that we are again offering a great co-curricular program for Primary and Secondary students in Semester 1. We know how important these programs are for our students to be connected, have fun, extend their learning, and to feel part of the community. 

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Together Stronger

Our new school year started with Outward Bound team-building activities for our Grade 6 to 12 students. Some grade levels went climbing and hiking in Saxon Switzerland and others built soapbox vehicles together as a team. By exposing our students to these team-building and bonding activities, they learn how to successfully implement a project together with others. 

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Appreciating Staff

Our Preschool teacher Miho Karasawa-Moritz was honored with the Christa Peterson International Teacher Award. Congratulations! Miho dedicates herself to her students’ learning, makes strong connections with families, and continuously develops her teaching craft through professional development and trying out new strategies or ideas. We are very proud of our talented, dedicated, and well-educated teachers who help make DIS a special place.

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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

  • 26

    Years of Success

  • 500


  • 50

    Different Nations

  • 35

    Avg. DIS Diploma Points

  • 49

    After School Activities

  • 1:7

    Teacher Student Ratio

  • 155

    Digital Devices 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

German Unity Day

Secondary Parent Info Evening "MAP Testing & MYP Assessment"

School Campus

MAP Testing Grade 6-10

School Campus

DP Visual Arts Trip

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