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Why DIS?

Our world has become global. As your children grow, they will not only be citizens of their own country, but of the world. As global citizens they will need new skills. They will face daily challenges that previous generation may not have experienced. The ability to understand, communicate and work among other cultures is becoming more important every day.

Core Philosophy
Dallas International School focuses on the students’ ability to learn academically, physically, and emotionally by promoting an environment that is classical in education, disciplined in work, respectful of institution, physical in activity, and innovative in spirit.

Academics Have Purpose
We believe in creating a learning environment where students are challenged to excel with academic purpose. Education in the early formative years must be familial, encouraging, and small in classroom size. As students progress, confidence in their language, math, and science skills builds until they become aware that imparted knowledge has purpose in an innovative world. Although testing is classical and rigorous, the governing pedagogical board maintains a unique flexibility to adapt additional coursework to the marketplace and the demands of universities.

Global Opportunities
We believe students must be prepared for all domestic and international higher educational institutions and have a mastery of critical thinking and problem solving in order to live and compete in our dynamic world. We offer world-renowned, accredited high school degree programs including the International Baccalaureate and the prestigious French Baccalaureate. Students are immersion-taught in French and English with at least one additional language such as Spanish, Chinese or German.

Good Citizenship
We believe that a curriculum must include what it means to be a good citizen in our local and increasingly global community. Students must be taught cultural awareness, tolerance for others, and be instilled with a profound sense of generosity to all humans. We proudly require community service and promote volunteerism through on-campus activities and philanthropy.

Discover DIS

Admissions at DIS

At Dallas International School we educate our students to be global citizens.
  • DIS teaches in two languages: French and English.
  • DIS teaches other languages, including Spanish, German and Chinese.
  • DIS believes that to really master a language you have to study the culture that goes with it.
  • DIS bases its pedagogy on the French model.
  • DIS incorporates the best aspects of the American school system.
By teaching more than just the essentials, we prepare students for college and beyond. This unique approach creates lifelong learners with the ability and passion to learn. They are always prepared to succeed in the world of tomorrow.


À Dallas International School, nous formons nos élèves à être des citoyens du monde.
  • DIS enseigne en deux langues: français et anglais.
  • DIS enseigne d'autres langues : l'espagnol, l'allemand et le chinois.
  • DIS considère que la maîtrise d’une langue passe aussi par l’apprentissage de sa culture.
  • DIS base sa pédagogie sur le modèle français.
  • DIS incorpore les meilleurs aspects du système éducatif américain.
En enseignant bien plus que les bases, DIS prépare les élèves à l’université et au-delà. Cette unique approche forme des apprenants pour la vie ayant la capacité et la passion du savoir. Ils seront ainsi toujours prêts à réussir dans le monde de demain.

An Accredited Private School

Dallas International School offers accredited bilingual and multilingual curriculums oriented towards the French Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programs and belongs to the Mission Laïque Française school network along with 70 other schools around the world.

As a member of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, and the Association of French Schools in America, DIS is part of a network of 40 schools across the United States.

Dallas International School also belongs to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), enabling our students to compete against a large network of other schools in athletic competitions, arts, academic and speech contests.

    • Why DIS?

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