Our Community

At DIS, you will find an incredible spirit of community, diversity of thought, and international mindedness that comes from students, families, faculty and staff representing 50 nationalities and almost 39 languages. Our faculty alone comes from more than 20 different nations.

We are proud of the diverse and inclusive community we have created and nurtured at Dresden International School — a community comprised of families, students, faculty and staff. We believe that a cohesive community of individuals from many backgrounds — socio-economic, ethnic, racial, linguistic, national, religious and sexual orientation — provides the ideal setting for the development of respect and understanding and helps prepare students to thrive, collaborate, and innovate in an increasingly global, interconnected world.

Our DIS Community aims to Inspire, to Move Forward and to Give Back.

Community Agreements

As a values-based organization, we believe that the way we interact with each other as adults is just as important as how we interact with our students. All members of the community, parents, teachers and students, should live the DIS values of Commitment, Compassion, Integrity and Open-Mindedness in their actions. Our Community Agreements describe our commitment to each other as an international community. It is not a contract or a policy to follow, but rather establish norms for successful partnership grounded in our values. Here you will find the Community Agreements in some of the languages spoken in the DIS community.


Our Parent community is very much involved in the school life. We do offer many opportunities to be actively part of our school community.

We also understand that transitioning to a new school, new city, new culture and perhaps new language can be a daunting and sometimes lonely experience. Here at DIS we would like to make this transition as smooth and easy as possible, not only for children, but for parents too.


Since 2004, the first DIS graduation, over 425 students have graduated successfully. While most of them are still studying worldwide and also in Germany, there are many alumni who are working now. Some of them have already found their own family, and some are shuttling back and forth between two homes. It is, of course, a growing community and one that we should continue to connect with and use the guidance and talents off in the years to come.

Giving Back

Being part of our vision “Giving Back” is an essential element of our school philosophy.

We have a rich history of support from all members of our community for our nearly 25 years of existence. It is this spirit of giving and getting involved that fosters our school’s tradition of excellence and builds on our sense of community. With your help and willingness to give of your time, talent and treasure, we can continue our tradition of excellence.

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.