Dresden International School

Dresden International School was established in 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 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 has full IB authorization for its Diploma, PYP and MYP Programmes and had its first graduates in June 2004. DIS has been accredited by CIS & NEASC since May 2009. DIS has three library / media centres with a wide variety of learning resources. Drama and music productions are performed by students at school and community events. Our sports teams compete in the German International Schools Sports Tournaments (GISST). The school community is supported by a strong Parent-Teacher network (PTA). DIS is located near the historical sites in the centre of Dresden. Outside facilities include a large play space with a multi-purpose sports hall including a sports field on the roof. The Early Primary students age 1 to 5 are taught in a historical villa in Dresden-Blasewitz. A successful Summer Language Program offers both English and German language courses. New students are accepted throughout the year.


Dresden International School

Location Category:

Europe/Eastern Europe




Annenstr. 9
Dresden 01067


500 Students Nursery-12


International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma), International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), United States


69 faculty members, including 26 host-country nationals, 19 U.S. citizens, 15 third-country nationals, and 9 U.K. citizens

School Year:

August – June

Year Founded:


Average Class Size:

Elementary: 15, Secondary: 17


Badminton, Basketball, Cross-Country, Golf, Martial Arts, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball


Sports, Yearbook, Aerobics, Yoga, Dutch, Student Ambassador Program, Russian, Knitting, Photography, Mediacast, Baking, Cooking, Dance, Climbing, Jogging

Campus Information:

City (or closest city): Dresden, Location Type: Urban, No of Buildings: 4, No of Campuses: 2, No of Classrooms: 50, No of volumes in Library: 12, 000, No of computer labs: 3, No of instructional computers: 170

Physical Facilities:

Cafeteria(s): 2, Covered play area(s): 2, Gymnasium(s): 1, Playing field(s): 2, Science lab(s): 3, Air Conditioning: Yes