Secondary School

Grades 6-12

Our Secondary School offers a full all-day programme for students age 11 up to 18. We offer an outstanding educational programme in English language. Our educational programme follows the high standards set by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and we are a certified IB World School. 

On our campus, children from many different nations learn together. Close cooperation between subject teachers and small classes enable cross-curricular education and ensure academic advancement for all students.

In Grades 6-10 students follow the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and in Grades 11 and 12, the IB Diploma Programme.

Explore the Diploma Programme Read more about the MYP

A Day in the Life

Take a look at what a typical day in our Secondary School looks like! 

Our Secondary School at a glance

  • Students learn and experience through structured exploration
  • IB Diploma is a recognized university entrance qualification worldwide
  • English as the common language
  • Other leaving qualifications include:

> High School Diploma (Grade 12) according to US American standards

> Middle Years Programme (Grade 10) Certificate recognising the completion of middle school

  • Buddy Programme: Mentoring opportunities, collaboration with Primary School students
  • Academic and vocational counselling
  • Further languages are German and Spanish
  • Average class size is 17 students
  • International teacher team    
  • Excellent learning conditions and resources
  • Numerous afternoon activities in sport, creative, and service-oriented endeavours, as well as homework support


The first International Baccalaureate Diplomas were awarded to DIS students in July 2004. The IB Diploma is recognized for university in Germany and around the world as a qualification for admission to higher education, comparable to the German Abitur. Students who wish to study in Germany may select courses for its recognition as Abitur by the Kultusministerium.

Besides these degrees, students can also achieve the DIS High School Diploma at the end of Grade 12. The MYP Certificate can be received at the end of Grade 10, which is recognized as Mittlerer Schulabschluss.

Open House

DIS is Pleased to Welcome Families!

The best way to learn more about Dresden International School is to come and see it for yourself! Throughout the school year, we will host several Open House events. Tour our campus, visit classrooms and facilities, meet teachers, and get an overview of our English taught program. Administrators and faculty will be on hand to meet you and answer questions.

The upcoming dates are published here. Please contact our school office if you have any questions or if you want to schedule an individual appoitment.

Our Open Houses are designed to inform parents; your children are also very welcome. We look forward to seeing you!

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School Campus

Students from K5 to Grade 12 study at the main school campus in Dresden - Altstadt. The modern campus facilities with a large sports hall offer an excellent opportunities for students to progress in their learning successfully at all ages.

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