Admission Requirements

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  • Preschool - Kindergarten (Maternelle)

    Dallas International School offers a 5-day per week program for preschool.  Applicants do not need to have any exposure to French in order to apply.  Preschool grades include TPS/pre-K2, PS/pre-K3, MS/pre-K4 and GS/Kindergarten. The school follows a calendar year birthday cut-off as in France (December 31st); however, preschool applicants have the option of applying and using the Texas birthday cut-off (September 1st).  For the 2021-22 school year, DIS is accepting applications for all children born in the year 2019 for TPS/pre-K2.

    PS/Pre-K3 children must be fully potty-trained in order to start school in August.

    Applicants will be evaluated prior to being offered enrollment. An
    evaluation is not required for applicants transferring from an accredited French school; however, a Certificat de Scolarité and accompanying bulletins scolaires must be submitted.
    Required documents to be submitted when applying:
    • Copy of birth certficate
    • Current vaccination records
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  • Grades 1-5 (CP-CM2)

    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.

    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.
    Required documents to be submitted when applying:
    • Copy of birth certficate
    • Current vaccination records
    • Last three years of school records, where applicable
    • Two teacher recommendation letters, where applicable
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  • Grades 6-8 (6ème - 4ème)

    In the Middle School years at DIS, some 60% of instruction time is in French. Courses such as Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History and Geography are taught in French. Other courses taught are English and US Math.  Third language instruction is in Spanish, Mandarin or German.

    Applicants in grades 6-8 must have proficiency in French.

    Applicants transferring from an accredited French school need to submit a Certificat de Scolarité along with three years of bulletins scolaires.
    Required documents to be submitted when applying:
    • Copy of birth certficate
    • Current vaccination records
    • Last three years of school records
    • Two teacher recommendation letters
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  • Grades 9-12 (3ème - Terminale)

    There are two programs offered in high school at DIS. Students can choose from one of two tracks:

    International Baccalaureate Progam (IB) 
    Courses are all taught in English.  No prior knowledge of French needed.
    Applicants can apply for the IB program for grades 10-12.
    • Completed DIS Application Form
    • School Records (last three years of report cards)
    • 2 teacher recommendation letters
    • Results of the standardized test scores -ISEE, TAKS, STAAR, etc. (if available)
    • Applicants with completed applications will have an interview with the IB coordinator. The interview is conducted either in person or via Skype video.
    • Applicants may also be required to take and pass tests in specific subject areas such as English, math, science and foreign languages.

    French Baccalaureate (FB)
    Courses are all taught in French.
    Applicants can apply for the FB program for grades 9-12.
    • Completed DIS Application Form
    • School Records (last three years of report cards)
    • Copy of the applicant’s passport
    • Copy of the livret de famille (French Citizens)
    • Certificate de radiation (Exeat) from the applicant’s last school
    • 11th & 12th grade applicants must indicate their filière on the application
    • 12th grade applicants must indicate their "enseignement de spécialité" on the application, and submit their Première (11th grade) grades

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