Learn at DIS

Our students are at the heart of all teaching and learning at the Dresden International School. DIS teachers are internationally experienced professionals committed to educating open-minded dreamers, critical thinkers and users of knowledge. As an IB World School, our highly motivated students acquire the skills and attitudes that meet the growing demands of an international 21st century.

How we define high quality learning at DIS?

Learning at DIS is a lifelong, personal and collaborative process of inquiry, reflection and growth.

Learning at DIS builds upon our prior knowledge and experiences.

Learning at DIS advances our conceptual understanding, knowledge, skills and attributes in authentic ways.

Global Citizenship Education

Our Definition

How do we describe global citizenship education and what does this mean for our teaching and learning? Both teachers and our Student Advisory Board (Grades 4 to 11) worked on our definition of global citizen education. A poster showing our definition both in adult and child-friendly language in multiple languages can be found here.

Comprehensive School

We offer an outstanding education from Preschool to Grade 12. The school is divided into three sections, with co-curricular activities spread across Primary and Secondary School. Our curriculum is based on the programme and philosophy of the International Baccalaureate (IB).

We see it as our responsibility to encourage communication between different cultures as well as the individual talents of young people. Through close cooperation between subject teachers and small class sizes, we ensure the promotion of academic achievement for all of our students.


1 to 6 years

The Preschool Programme at Dresden International School focuses on the whole child in a supportive, enriching environment where play-based inquiry is facilitated by highly skilled teachers. Our programme provides the first part of an internationally recognised educational framework for young learners, one that has been used successfully all over the world.

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Preschool Programme

Our Preschool Programme (1 to 5 years) focuses on the holistic development of our children. 

Who we are

The DIS Preschool is a full-day programme focusing on the whole child in a supportive, enriching environment where play-based inquiry is facilitated by highly skilled teachers.


Grades 1-5

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) provides an international curriculum for children in Grades 1-5. Within the framework of the program, we take an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Educating the whole child is central to the PYP.


Primary Years Programme

Within the program, we take an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning.

Who we are

Our Primary School provides an international education for students in Grades K-5 at the modern school campus in the heart of Dresden.


Grades 6-12

We offer an outstanding educational programme in English language up to Grade 12. As a certified IB World School, our educational programme follows the high standards set by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Our students can choose from a range of internationally recognised finishing degrees depending on their individual career path.


Co-Curricular Programme

Teachers, parents and external providers offer a range of co-curricular activities. Starting after the last period, our students can take advantage of a daily supplementary educational and recreational programme. With our various clubs, we aim to strengthen our students’ personalities and promote collaboration.


Careers Counseling

Our University and Careers Counselling Team provides students and parents with support when selecting and applying for further education or other vocational pathways.


Our Teachers

DIS teachers hail from all across the globe. Over 20 nationalities are represented among our staff, approx. 50% with ten or more years of teaching experience and five years of average tenure. Our teachers all have at least a Bachelor's degree, and many hold a Master's or PhD - as well as a teaching certificate.

They are highly professional, child-focused, warm, caring and supportive. All DIS teachers are also certified for teaching the International Baccalaureate PYP/MYP/DP curriculums, and many have continued and developed their IB knowledge to now serve as trainers for others.

Student Support Services

Our Student Support Services help us meet the needs of a range of learning profiles.

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.


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