International School of Düsseldorf
The International School of Düsseldorf is an independent, co-educational day school serving the needs of students from 41 countries. Its six-acre campus is situated near the Rhine in the suburb of Kaiserswerth. The school buildings are of contemporary design, constructed specifically to facilitate the educational objectives of the school. In 1994 a major new High School building was completed which also includes expanded all-school facilities for the fine and performing arts. The building of a new elementary school was completed in 2001.
With small classes and emphasis on contemporary methods such as the integrated day, team-teaching and independent study, the school is able to offer a varied program from pre-kindergarten through Grade 13.
ISD inaugurated the International Baccalaureate program in September, 1977. This is a two-year course of study leading to admission into universities and institutes of higher education worldwide. US students who complete the IB may be granted sophomore (end year) status upon entrance to a US university.
German is taught at all grade levels. Elective courses are offered in French, Spanish and Japanese, advanced mathematics, computer science, art, physical education and music. An extra-curricular program includes offerings in music (vocal and instrumental), art and drama, and intramural sports and inter-scholastic competitions in other countries.
Eighty percent of the faculty possess degrees beyond the BA. Counsellors help students to prepare for college admission and to investigate career opportunities. Over 95% of graduating students gain admission to university and college. Parents and prospective students are invited to visit the school and discuss its programme with teachers and administrators.
Last modified February 22, 2007