Academics

PRE-IB Program

Dallas International School students will now have the opportunity to select the Pre-IB Diploma Preparatory Program at the Waterview Campus in their 9th and 10th grade years, leading to the full IB concentration in the 11th and 12th grades. DIS now offers Pre-IB bilingual options for French, Mandarin, Spanish, and German. The 9 Pre-IB and 10 Pre-IB bilingual track at Dallas International School is designed to prepare students for the more specialized and rigorous requirements of the International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma programme, which is offered in 11th and 12th grades.
 

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  • Why choose DIS for the IB Program?


    • The only school offering the IB Advanced Bilingual Diploma (ABD). This diploma better showcases the unique bilingual profile of our students and distinguishes them from the regular IB diploma graduates.
    • Strong focus on bilingualism, to become bilingual speakers and writers, as well as critical and open-minded readers. To develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people, who will help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To achieve this, Dallas International School fosters a love of lifelong learning and presents a varied curriculum that is dedicated to the acquisition of both knowledge and perspective. To foster the development of the necessary analytical and critical thinking skills of our students.
    • DIS provides language instruction in French, English, Spanish, Chinese and German. DIS is the unique school in Dallas delivering a bilingual education from preschool through 12th grade, culminating in either the French Baccalauréat or the Advanced Bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma.
    • Our DIS students represent 50 countries and 33 nationalities, making DIS a cultural and ethnic melting pot, exposing students to the real world.
    • Our community is made up of approximately 40 nationalities.
    • Our entire faculty is native to the language in which they teach.
    • Dallas International School organizes trips to give its students an opportunity to enhance and support their curriculum. As an international school, the trips often comprise visits to foreign countries.
    • The small number of students in each class allows the teachers to focus more on personal development of the individual student.
    • Cultural diversity is celebrated through Country of the Year, class trips and the International Exchange Program. As part of the French school network and IB World Schools network, DIS students may travel and study for a determined length of time in one of the sister schools around the world.
    • Highly qualified staff with strong training and credentials makes the math program of high quality and one of the best assets of DIS. Lifelong learner staff and faculty (PhD, Master degrees).
    • High school students are also encouraged to take AP Exams in addition to the FB or IB exams, DIS being a certified Exam Center by the College Board.
  • Admissions Criteria

    • Applicants whose applications are complete will have a scheduled interview with the IB Coordinator and the Head of Secondary.  The interview is conducted either in-person at our Waterview Campus or via video conference. 
    • The Director of Admissions will schedule a meeting with the applicant’s parents and conduct a tour. 
    • Applicants will be required to take and pass tests in specific subject areas such as English, Mathematics, and Foreign Languages.
    To apply at DIS in 9th pre IB 
    • Send your report card from 7th and 8th grade + motivation letter +meeting with Admission office and IB coordinator/Head of Secondary 
    To apply at DIS in 10thpreIB 
    • Send your report card from 9th grade + motivation letter +meeting with Admission office and IB coordinator/Head of Secondary 
    If the application is accepted, the applicant will take an admission test in 
    • English
    • Math
    • Foreign language -> B2 level 


    *The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard for describing language ability. It describes language ability on a six-point scale, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for those who have mastered a language. Prerequisite to be admitted in the 9preIB Bilingual preparation programme is B2 level.

    B2 Level: Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
  • College Acceptances





     
                                 
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Interested in knowing more?

Contact zboudaoui@dallasinternationalschool.org

Lower School Campus

6039 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230
Tel: (972) 991-6379; Fax: (972) 991-6608

Upper School Campus

17811 Waterview Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75252
Tel: (469) 250-0001; Fax: (214) 570-4900