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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||17 students / class|
|Maximum||21 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
Average class size is 16 to 18 students.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as Additional Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Entry evaluation for students||
Interview and placement assessment
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
To ensure the appropriate placement of your child according to his/her academic level, all children from preschool to grade 5 will be assessed during the application process.
For grades 6 -12, your child will be tested in English and Math, and, if applicable in German. These tests are standardized. An extended English test might also be required.
|External examinations or assessments available||
|Results in these examinations||
36 - Average DIS Diploma Points
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
|Learning support offered||
Student Support Services team, which includes qualified Learning Support Specialists, is committed to providing various research based models of support such as targeted small group instruction, Response to Intervention, differentiated instruction, and student centered accommodations.
DIS can offer students with mild to moderate needs one or more of the following models: in-class support and accommodations, small group targeted instruction, and pull-out intervention.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
Preschool: 15:15 (Tuesdays 14:20)
|Supervised care before/after school||
School care is a free service for Preschool and Kindergarten students. Parents who would like their Grade 1 through 5 children to remain at school past 16:00 must request these fee-based, After School Care (ASC) services.
Morning school care at the Preschool Campus, for ages 1 to 5 years, starts at 7:30 and afternoon care ends at 18:00.
Morning care at the School Campus for kindergarten students begins at 7:30 and for all other PYP students at 7:00 until school starts at 8:30. The after-school programme is offered until 18:00.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
49 after school activities
|Sports facilities at the school||
Sports hall, playground
|Other facilities at the school||
2 libraries, computer lab, science labs, technology workroom
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Dresden International School is the premier IB World School in Saxony offering a full-day programme for students from age one to Grade 12.
|Teaching approach of the school||
DIS is a diverse community of learners that practice the highest standards of rigour in learning and teaching. DIS prepares students as successful international citizens, through a rounded education taught in English. Students become successful and independent learners and compassionate citizens, who are prepared for high academic achievement in school and in universities throughout Germany and worldwide.