Who We Are

Children learn best when they are happy in a nurturing environment.

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

All students follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation’s Primary Years Programme. The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. The PYP at Dresden International School combines best practice and research from several different national systems and from a range of international schools. It is a challenging, transdisciplinary curriculum designed to engage and make learning relevant for our students.

Subjects we teach

  • Reading & Writing
  • Mathematics
  • German as Additional Language or as mother tongue
  • Program of Inquiries (is built around six transdisciplinary themes)
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Physical Education (in K5, Grade 1 and 2 also Swimming Classes)

Our Students discover the World

Our School provides a supportive environment focused on our children. We encourage students to take part in school life in a self-confident and active manner. Learning is achieved through individual and group projects. Rather than divide our curriculum into standard course subjects, themes are taught in a transdisciplinary manner. This holistic approach inspires students to be curious and open-minded, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Our Primary School has also achieved the status of ‘Staatlich genehmigte Ersatzschule’ in the Saxon school system. 

The school day begins at 08:20 and finishes at 15:20. We do offer Morning Care and After School Care until 18:00 if needed.

We hope that you will visit our school to see the teachers and students in action exploring the world around them. You may see science experiments, classification of objects from nature, students planting in our school garden, and group presentations. The world is a place waiting to be discovered by our students daily.

We hope that you choose Dresden International School for your child to join the excitement of learning more about the world around them.

Student Support Services

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

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