Dresden International School
Dresden International School was established in September 1996 as a not--for-profit association to serve the international expatriate community in Dresden and its environs. In 1999 the DlS Mission Statement was approved: 'The goal of the Dresden International School is to provide excellent education to students of all nationalities based on the International Baccalaureate Program and its philosophy. The school is dedicated to intercultural understanding and the development of the individual talents of young people.'
The Dresden International School program is enriched by the cultural and scientific heritage of Dresden, the capital of the German State of Saxony. English is the main language of instruction, with a strong German bilingual focus. There is full provision for students for whom English is not the first language. Smaller classes enable the teachers to address the needs and interests of each individual child. The school is seeking full IB authorization and will have its first graduates in June 2004. DIS has a growing library with a wide variety of learning resources. A school ensemble plays at school performances, community events and at the biannual school concerts, which are open to the public. The school community is supported by a strong Parents-Teachers network (PTA).
Dresden International School is located in three villas near the Elbe River. Outside facilities include a large play space with additional sports facilities available at nearby sports clubs and schools. Additional facilities are being sought to accommodate further growth. A successful Summer Language Program offers both English and German language courses. New students are accepted throughout the year.
Last modified February 22, 2007