School Closure

Welcome to Dresden International School

We begin the year with an extension of the lockdown that was started before the holiday. We are well prepared to continue providing distance learning for all of our students. Schools and child day care facilities in Saxony will remain closed until 29 January 2021.

Grade 11 and 12 Classes
We expect that our students and staff will be on campus for Grade 11 and 12 classes from Monday, 18 January.

Winter Break
DIS will schedule the Winter Break in the week of 1-5 February so that it aligned to other schools in Saxony.

We continue to be guided by our mission of being a collaborative, diverse, inclusive and innovative learning community and with our values of compassion and commitment, we know that together we can face this global crisis. We are confident that we are prepared and ready to continue providing a world-class education for your children.

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.

Continuous Learning Corona Update Meet our Admissions

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

Virtual Kita Open House

24 & 25 March 2021

We are changing our open house event to an online session. We hope that you are joining us in March 2021 to find out more about how our caring, safe, and nurturing preschool programme will benefit you and your child. Meet our faculty and discuss virtually first hand what's like to be a part of our community. Take advantage of this great opportunity and meet us online!

Unser geplanter Tag der offenen Tür findet im März online statt, dazu laden wir Interessierte herzlich ein. Natürlich können Sie auch weiterhin individuelle Termine Mit unserer Aufnahmekoordinatorin, Frau Katrin Schreiber, vereinbaren. 

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Online Information Events

27 January & 24 February 2021

Come with us on a journey of disvocery! We invite interested families to join us virtually for an in-depth view of Dresden International School during our online event, where you can learn more about our school’s philosophy and educational programs.

> 27.1. Online Session for Grades 5-12
> 24.2. Online Session for Grades 1-4

The sessions start with a presentation by our director and principal on our international program, who will also speak about learning and teaching during the pandemic, and continues with an information session on our application process with our admission coordinator. Registration is now open, and prospective families around the world are welcome to sign up.

Für weitere Informationen sowie Anmeldung klicken Sie bitte hier. 

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Libraries Are Open

Our libraries are still loaning out books at the school campus. Drop off your previously loaned library book(s) and request to pick up a new one from reception. Click on "READ MORE" to learn how to do this!

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DIS Becoming Eco-School

We were recognized as Eco-School which is committed to sustainable development. This important certification offers DIS the guidance needed in its journey towards providing a valuable Education for Sustainable Development of our students. 

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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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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

Online Parenting Support Group (Thursdays, 10:00-11:00)


MYP Information Night for PYP Parents


Grade 12 Mock Exams

School Campus

PYP Session: Parenting During Pandemic


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