Why an International School?

Dresden International School is a comprehensive school which offers an outstanding and continuous education from Preschool to Grade 12. DIS is an established World School offering the three International Baccalaureate Organization programmes. DIS has a proud tradition of providing an innovative holistic education that encourages all students to be successful and responsible in an evolving world.

We believe that an education which is relevant, enriching and seeks excellence prepares students to meet the needs of today and to explore the possibilities of the future. As an international community, we celebrate diversity and place great emphasis on inclusion.

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What makes DIS special?

It is the mission of the Dresden International School to provide a stimulating programme of learning through the IB Programmes we offer to develop our students' natural curiosity and to cultivate in each student a desire to discover their passions within a broad holistic educational experience. It is our goal to challenge our students to be academically successful and socially concerned individuals. Especially important is the emphasis we place on developing each student's critical thinking and cultivating empathy with others who come from different national and cultural backgrounds. Making DIS truly international in the way we behave towards each other and the local and world communities of which we are an integral part continues to be an essential objective for us.


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What does DIS for your child?

At DIS we support children in the acquisition of knowledge and essential learning skills. We encourage our students to become informed and confident decision-makers. We prepare students for life-long learning through practical education and encourage them to become active members of their local and global community.

We focus on individual learning pathways and the development of the whole student through sports, drama, music, art and technology lessons. The supportive environment at our school allows students to develop essential social skills and allows their personalities to blossom.

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Welcome to Dresden International School!

At DIS we are proud of our thriving and diverse international community. We educate over 500 students between the ages of 1 and 18 from 50 different countries. It is important to us that our students are quickly made to feel part of the school so that they are happy, safe and cared for in a challenging learning environment. We prepare our students to become active, enquiring learners. Our qualified and committed international faculty, our small class sizes, our teaching resources and facilities support them in their pursuit of excellence.

Our mission is to educate, inspire and challenge each student to realize his or her academic potential. We are always seeking to raise student expectations and are always trying to ensure that every student has the best possible preparation for their future. Our school motto `World Citizens Made in Dresden` reflects the vision for our students.

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.



As an international school, we also act as a focal point for the larger community. Not only can our students enjoy school life, parents and staff are welcome to participate in the many opportunities we offer for all members of our community.

DIS is more than a school. For more than 20 years it has been the home to many people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. We are proud to have such a warm, inclusive and welcoming community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni. It is their dedication, commitment, and involvement that makes the DIS Community what it is today.