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Globally Inspired. Distinctly Different.

OUR MOTTO

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Bilingual Immersion for Pre K-12 in Dallas, TX

OUR VISION

As Dallas’ only international private school, we've taken the French National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and integrated it with the best education practices of other nations so our students receive a truly global education. 

By The Numbers

Achievements

1:8

Teacher to student ratio for preschool

79%

Of teachers have an advanced degree

4

Soccer championships

75%

Of students speak 3 or 4 languages fluently

33

Nationalities represented

30

Average hours of college credits acquired per graduate

Responsibility

"Our students are academically ambitious, multilingual global citizens who contribute ethically to the progress of humankind."

Dr. Josep González, Head of School

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Testimonials

Faculty

Eliza Smith

With over a decade of formal and informal teaching experience, Ms. Eliza (as her students call her) has a reputation for her holistic and imaginative approach to music education and is always thinking of a new way to expand her student's musical perspective.

Eliza started her musical training at age 5 in community Kindermusik classes. She went on to study piano and voice, sing with the Des Moines Children's Choir and the Heartland Youth Chorus, and perform at the regional and state level as a young person in choirs, solo and ensemble voice, percussion, chamber orchestra, and chamber brass. She graduated with a B.M. in Voice from Iowa State University in 2015 and an M.M. in Opera from The University of North Texas in 2018. 

Ms. Eliza instructs beginner to intermediate students of all ages in voice, piano, ukulele, and music creativity. It is her belief that music is a language unique in its ability to be used for expression by all people

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Alumni

2021 Alumni

Etienne de Villiers, from Dallas, Texas, is now a freshman in the Liberal Arts Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin working towards a major in International Relations and Global Studies. He is a graduate from DIS with the Advanced Bilingual International Baccalaureate, for which he gained 33 college credits. He earned an additional 18 credits for four AP examinations in English, French and Spanish. He was at DIS for 15 years and thrived in the close-knit environment that DIS fosters for its students, forging life-long friendships that survive even across borders. 

Anna Levene is from Dallas, Texas, and is now a freshman at the University of Rochester, New York studying Environmental Sciences. At DIS she graduated with a Bilingual International Baccalaureate and had spent 15 years at the Dallas International School. She feels grateful for the opportunities that DIS provided her including her foreign exchange program, which allowed her to study abroad in Caen, Normandy for a month. Her favorite aspects of DIS were the tight-knit community, multilingual culture, and dedication of the teachers to their students' learning and progress.

  • Alumni

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Testimonials

Hear from our faculty, parents, and alumni about how Dallas International School educates students of all backgrounds to contribute to a dynamic world with its internationally renowned curriculum, multiple language instruction, and exposure to diverse cultural views.

Parents

Parents

Robert and Michelena have been DIS parents for 7 years. Their daughter is now in 5th grade. Michelena says, "DIS was the right choice for us because it aligns with our view that being an empathetic 'citizen of the world' is crucial to learning how your own actions contribute to the community at large. DIS has given our daughter the opportunity to experience a global community, gain fluency in a second language, and stay academically challenged through the curriculum." Based in Dallas, Texas, both Michelena and Robert work for global corporations in the technology and commerce sector.

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Eliza Smith

With over a decade of formal and informal teaching experience, Ms. Eliza (as her students call her) has a reputation for her holistic and imaginative approach to music education and is always thinking of a new way to expand her student's musical perspective.

Eliza started her musical training at age 5 in community Kindermusik classes. She went on to study piano and voice, sing with the Des Moines Children's Choir and the Heartland Youth Chorus, and perform at the regional and state level as a young person in choirs, solo and ensemble voice, percussion, chamber orchestra, and chamber brass. She graduated with a B.M. in Voice from Iowa State University in 2015 and an M.M. in Opera from The University of North Texas in 2018. 

Ms. Eliza instructs beginner to intermediate students of all ages in voice, piano, ukulele, and music creativity. It is her belief that music is a language unique in its ability to be used for expression by all people

  • Faculty
2021 Alumni

Etienne de Villiers, from Dallas, Texas, is now a freshman in the Liberal Arts Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin working towards a major in International Relations and Global Studies. He is a graduate from DIS with the Advanced Bilingual International Baccalaureate, for which he gained 33 college credits. He earned an additional 18 credits for four AP examinations in English, French and Spanish. He was at DIS for 15 years and thrived in the close-knit environment that DIS fosters for its students, forging life-long friendships that survive even across borders. 

Anna Levene is from Dallas, Texas, and is now a freshman at the University of Rochester, New York studying Environmental Sciences. At DIS she graduated with a Bilingual International Baccalaureate and had spent 15 years at the Dallas International School. She feels grateful for the opportunities that DIS provided her including her foreign exchange program, which allowed her to study abroad in Caen, Normandy for a month. Her favorite aspects of DIS were the tight-knit community, multilingual culture, and dedication of the teachers to their students' learning and progress.

  • Alumni

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