The Dallas International School is governed by a Board of Directors, which provides strategic direction and oversight of DIS. Its primary responsibility is to ensure and protect the long-term welfare of DIS and its mission. Members of the Board include men and women from diverse business, educational and professional activities. The president of the Parent Teachers Association is a member of the Board.
The Head of School is the chief administrative officer. The responsibilities of the Head of School include supervision and control of all operational and educational affairs, including the recruitment and supervision of faculty and staff, school curriculum, student admission standards, general supervision of students, day-to-day management and financial matters, and liaison with parents.