In the Elementary years at DIS, close to 70% of instruction time is in French. The French teacher teaches core subjects such as Math, Science, History, Georgraphy and French Grammar. Remaining instruction time is in English with courses in English Grammar, US History, STEM and US Math. Third language instruction is in Spanish or Mandarin.
DIS offers a French Language Immersion Program for students in grades 1-3, with no prior exposure to French. No knowledge of French is needed to apply for grades 1-3.
For grades 4 and 5, applicants must have proficiency in French.
School hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Before care is offered from 7:30 am until class time, free of charge. After care, along with after school activities, is offered from 3:30 pm to 6 pm.
Applicants transferring from an accredited French school need to submit a Certificat de Scolarité along with three years of bulletins scolaires.
Applicants in grades 1-5 will be assessed prior to admission. An evaluation will be conducted in English to assess a child's skills in reading, writing and math.