We are the sole international all-day school in Dresden. DIS was founded in 1996 by government and community leaders from Stadt Dresden und Land Sachsen. As a recognized IB World School, we fulfill the highest standards of instruction held by the IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization).
International Baccalaureate Programme
DIS offers the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme for students aged 3-19. A Preschool Programme is offered for children aged 1-3. IB Programmes challenge students to excel in their studies, and encourage both personal and academic achievement. The IB aims to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.
International and local students learn together
DIS has grown steadily from 13 pupils in 1996 to 520 from 51 nations. The youngest children from 1 to 5 years learn and play in our Preschool in a wonderful historical villa at Goetheallee 18. The students from K5 up to Grade 12 learn on the beautiful School Campus located in the historic city of Dresden, renowned for its outstanding beauty, culture and educational institutions.
DIS provides an excellent education based on the International Baccalaureate program and philosophy. The school is dedicated to intercultural understanding and the development of the individual talents. Our goal is to provide all children and students with an outstanding educational program based on the highest international standards.
Worldwide recognized degree
The Dresden International School is dedicated to ensuring all of our students receive the internationally recognized IB Diploma, including Germany, upon completion of the program in Grade 12. Students can also receive the DIS High School Diploma (Grade 12) and the MYP Certificate which is recognized as the Mittlere Schulabschluss in Grade 10.
School operates as a charitable limited company
The school, which is a gGmbH (a charitable limited company), meets the needs of the growing expatriate community and is an essential element in promoting the economic development of the Dresden region. It has become a vital part of the cultural and economic life of this region. DIS is a member of the European Council of International Schools and is an International Baccalaureate World School, and as such its program is regularly evaluated and assessed.
In May 2009 DIS received full accredited status by CIS (Council of International Schools) and NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges). The status has been confirmed in spring 2014.
The Dresden International School is recognised by the Free State of Saxony. DIS is a state-approved alternative school and therefore acknowledged as supplementary school.