Düsseldorf, Germany: Düsseldorf International School: Fact Sheet 2022-2023

Founded in 1968, the International School of Düsseldorf (ISD) is an independent non-profit coeducational day school located in the heart of the international community of Kaiserswerth, just steps from the Rhine. The school serves the needs of nearly 950 students in grades three through 12 representing more than 54 countries. As one of the world’s premier International Baccalaureate schools, ISD prides itself on helping young people pursue their dreams and ambitions, in all walks of life and in every corner of the world. The school provides an exceptional education that prepares students to succeed and inspires them to make a difference and an education that will equip them with the skills and abilities to meet the global challenges they will face. ISD is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Council of International Schools, and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. As an International Baccalaureate Global School, it is authorized for the IB Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Program and IB Diploma Programme. At ISD, each student benefits from the individual support they need to flourish, discover the pleasure of learning, become autonomous and intrinsically motivated and, ultimately, become the architect of their own future.

Organization: The school is governed by a board of directors of seven members and three ex-officio members. The first seven are elected by the parents of the children enrolled in the school and by the teachers and school staff who also have the right to vote. One of the ex officio members is the Consul General of Japan, one is the Consul General of the United States, and the third is the Director.

Curriculum: The program is international and is structured around the International Baccalaureate programs and its learner profile. ISD sees itself as an international community of learners. It places a strong emphasis on inquiry; students are guided to take responsibility for their own learning; great care is taken to prepare them for university studies. The teaching language is English. The world languages ​​taught are German, French, Spanish and Japanese. English as an Other Language is offered from Prep to Grade 10. There is a strong sports and extracurricular program, including drama, music, visual arts, guides and more. A first language (mother tongue) program is offered in an increasing number of languages.

Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, ISD has a total staff of 191, including 128 teachers, including 29 U.S. citizens, 20 host country nationals, and 79 third-country nationals from 22 different countries. ISD has a creative, enthusiastic, and engaged faculty and staff who work together to challenge and support their students to succeed and be responsible in a changing world.

Registration: At the start of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment was 918, including 145 host country nationals, 247 US citizens and 526 third country nationals.

Facilities: The school’s 10-acre campus features eclectic and attractive buildings for high schools and elementary schools. Several purpose-built playgrounds meet the recreational needs of younger and older students. A strong outdoor learning program has transformed green spaces into exciting learning gardens. The Senior Sports and Community Center is home to several modern practice courts for basketball or volleyball, two competition basketball courts, and welcoming seating areas for spectators. ISD also has three libraries (two with Makerspaces), seven science labs, five computer rooms, a well-equipped design technology room, centers of excellence for visual and performing arts, a 400-seat theater and three cafeterias to serve the needs of students. At the end of the street, the ISD has high-end sports grounds that can accommodate many national and international teams.

finance: The school’s non-profit status allows all proceeds to be reinvested into the school for the benefit of its students. During the 2022-2023 school year, the school’s income comes from regulated daily contributions.

Special needs: Download Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Germany, Düsseldorf) for this school to find out more about its ability to support students with difficulties.

This information sheet is intended to provide general information. Potential school users may wish to learn more about A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more accurate and up-to-date information. Information and statistics are current to September 2022 and are provided by the school.