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Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: R 71,580
to: R 94,740
Address: Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa

DSJ offers German and South African stream.
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

German and South African

Ratio of local students to international students

We do not have 'international' students as such, all our students live in South Africa. We do not have boarding facilities.

Native English and German speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and German


Additional language classes offered by the school

French and Afrikaans.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Being a school of high standards, we employ a number of different teaching methods, which include various forms of technology.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes of course!

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

The DSJ has over 1062 learners, representing more than 35 nationalities and 38 different religions - a truly global institution.

External examinations or assessments available

DSJ learners have the choice between the German International Abitur and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) NSC Matric Certificate.

Results in these examinations

Our Class of 2021 achieved a 100% pass rate and a 100% university exemption rate.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

The quantity of homework is dependent on each subject/grade.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Our Class of 2021 achieved a 100% pass rate and a 100% university exemption rate.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

The Phoenix Centre, founded in 2014, is the support facility attached to the school. The centre aims to holistically support and encourage each member of the school community and to be on hand with advice and help.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

As above, the Phoenix Centre is not just for learners who need support but also provides opportunities for exceptional/bright learners to test themselves beyond the classroom.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Written and psychological assessments.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

This varies each year but we suggest contacting our Admissions Department as soon as possible.

Students can join after academic year begins

This would depend on the results of assessments, as well as the level of German language efficiency.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available

Yes and at NO extra cost to our learners.

School provided lunches

Yes, at an extra cost, through our amazing canteen.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The DSJ offers more than 50 sport, cultural and musical extra-murals to its learners throughout the year.

Sports activities included

While the DSJ is best known for its academic prowess, sport is taught as part of the curriculum and is offered, in many disciplines, as part of our comprehensive extra-mural programme.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

3 state-of-the art computer labs, a modern Learning Centre (Library), Biology labs, Physics labs and an amazing school hall, which is often rented out to external providers due to its hosting ability.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor sports hall, tennis courts, football fields, swimming pool, volleyball courts and basketball courts.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg (DSJ) offers young people superior and steadfast preparation for the complex challenges of our global world.

Teaching approach of the school

At the Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg we
• have continually offered since 1890 co-educational teaching of the
highest standards, leading to excellent final results in national, German
and international examinations such as the South African National
Senior Certificate, the German International Abitur and a German
Language Diploma
• welcome all young people, including non-German speakers, who are
interested in and would like to learn more about the German language
and culture
• educate young people to become self-confident, independent
personalities, with critical thinking skills that encourage personal and
social responsibilities
• promote academic competence and the development of the individual
personality of each learner
• strive to strengthen the inter-cultural sensitivities of our learners by
cultivating respect for their own culture and appreciation of other culture


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