ACADEMICS

At the International School of Düsseldorf, our core focus is supporting learning that is rich and relevant. In this way, students develop the skills they need for life after ISD and, most importantly of all, a love of learning that will endure for life.

THE ISD
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

LEARNING TO FLOURISH

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THE ISD
SENIOR SCHOOL

LEARNING FOR THE FUTURE   

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THE IB
CURRICULUM

THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE.  

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PROGRAMME
OF STUDIES

A COMMITMENT TO ENQUIRY..   

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KEY
CONCEPTS

APPROACHES TO LEARNING.  

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TECHNOLOGY
INTEGRATION

TAKING OWNERSHIP OF THE LEARNING JOURNEY  

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ACADEMIC
SUPPORT

A COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT NETWORK

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STUDENT
WELLBEING

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

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THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME AT ISD

For more than 40 years, ISD has been a world-leading provider of the IB Diploma Programme (DP). Our model is not academically selective; we have long held the belief that every student deserves the opportunity to attempt the programme and have access to individualised success in a caring and supportive environment. If ISD were to admit only the top third of candidates to its programme, our school’s average score would be 39 points. We are proud that even with ISD’s fully inclusive approach to the DP, our results consistently exceed the world average scores.


 

The concepts of pride, creativity, risk-taking and curiosity, essential to nurturing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people, permeate and frame the work of all members of the ISD community.

IBO Accreditation Team Chair, 2019

In all of our indoor and outdoor classroom environments, we invite, challenge, and support our children to build on their innate curiosities, interests, and talents. We believe that learning is a social process. Working together creates opportunities for all members of our community to benefit from our diverse international character.
Steve Barratt
Elementary School Principal

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the International School of Düsseldorf share the belief that every child has the potential to learn, as an individual and as part of a learning community. The beauty of the PYP is that it is designed to meet the various needs, interests, and abilities of different children.
Chris Coker
Deputy Principal & PYP Coordinator

In the Senior School at ISD our goal is to support and challenge each of our students individually in an environment that stimulates both high-quality academic learning within the IB programmes, and social-emotional growth for their present and future well-being. Our students become active and engaged citizens positively contributing to a sustainable world.
Colin Campbell
Senior School Principal

In the Middle Years Programme at ISD, we aim to develop great scholars and compassionate citizens. We want our students to be enthusiastic life-long learners who are prepared for and eager to face the challenges of an evolving world.
Laura Maly-Schmidt
Deputy Principal & MYP Coordinator

At ISD, we value inclusivity, and we want to give every student who wants to engage in the Diploma Programme the chance to learn, grow, mature, and achieve ambitious goals.
Clinton Olson
Deputy Principal & DP Coordinator

Academics