History of Dallas International School
Dallas International School was founded in 1991 to meet the needs of the French expatriate community in Dallas. By offering a program that blended the curriculum of the French Ministry of National Education along with classes taught in English, children were offered the best academics of both countries. Over time, American families in the Dallas area became interested in the bilingual education offered at DIS, further boosting enrollment. Spanish and Mandarin third language instruction was added to the curriculum by 2006, and the school received accreditation by the International Baccalaureate Organization in 2007. A new secondary campus opened its doors in January 2012 at 17811 Waterview Parkway near UT Dallas to accommodate growth in the middle and high school. DIS looks to build an educational partnership with the University of Texas at Dallas and seniors can apply for DIS-UT Dallas scholarships. Today DIS educates over 600 students across its two campuses.