Who we are
The school operates on two sites. The main school campus is located in the historical center of old town Dresden, which is renowned for its outstanding beauty, culture and educational institutions. The school campus includes a renovated school building as well as a purpose-built second building and sports hall. Kindergarten (age 5) through Grade 12 students are housed at these new facilities. Our preschoolers aged 1 – 5 are taught in the newly renovated historical villa at Goetheallee 18 right next to the 'Waldpark'.
Our facilities are constantly reviewed and improved to provide the best conditions to meet the needs of our students and faculty as well as the expectations of parents.
We proudly support further economic and cultural development of Saxony as the need for its services continues to expand among its multinational clientele. It is our mission to serve the growing international community and to provide a proven educational alternative to internationally minded local families.
The school is a member of the European Council of International Schools and is an International Baccalaureate World School, and as such is regularly evaluated and assessed. In June 2009 DIS received full accredited status by CIS/NEASC (Council of International Schools and New England Association of Schools and Colleges). The status has been again confirmed in spring 2014. This shows that the member school has achieved high standards of professional performance in international education and has a commitment to its continuing improvement.
The Dresden International School (DIS) is a gGmbH (a charitable limited company). Its only shareholder is the non-profit organisation "Internationale Schule Dresden e.V.". The Board and its committees are committed to support the further development of the school and to ensure its financial viability.
They are supported in their task by a Fundraising Association (Förderverein der Internationalen Schule Dresden e.V.). Parents as well as representatives of the professional, political and educational Dresden communities are members of the Fundraising Association. The City of Dresden, the Free State of Saxony and leading firms in the region show great interest and continue to support DIS. These partnerships are vital for the future growth and development of the school.
The school is financed primarily through tuition fees paid by parents and their employers. Additional and highly valued support comes in form of governmental subsidies from the City of Dresden and the Free State of Saxony. The school's financial statements are audited each year by a certified public accounting firm.