Dallas International School

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Basic Information

Address: 6039 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230 17811 Waterview Parkway, Dallas, TX 75252
Phone Number: 972-991-6379 469-250-0001
Fax Number: 972-991-6379 214-570-4900
Director: Mea Ahlberg

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Additional Information

School Type: Private, Multilingual Preschool - High School
School Size: 620 students
Teacher/Student Ratio: 15:1
Grade Level(s): Pre-K
Computer Capabilities: Computer classes are taught starting in kindergarten and computer labs are available on both campuses. All Elementary classrooms have interactive white boards and chromebooks are availble for student use. Middle and high school classrooms have projectors. Middle School students are provided with iPads<br />
School Clubs:

Yearbook, Science,Cheerleading, Pep Squad, Girls on the Run and After

School Holidays: One week school breaks in October, November, February and April and a two week break in December.
Mission Statement:

Dallas International School educates students of all backgrounds to contribute to a dynamic world with tis internationally renowned curriculum, multiple language instruction, and exposure to diverse cultural views.

Belief Statements:

Dallas International School's rigorous academic program, administered in multiple languages, successfully integrates the renowned French national curriculum, the best practices of American education, and the comprehensive International Baccalaureate program. This intellectual experience involves the entire Dallas International School family of students, teachers, staff, and parents and creates a unique learning environment that upholds our core principles.

We believe that academic immersion in more than one language combined with a multi-cultural environment cultivates:

• Respect for others and their ideas
• Flexibility and adaptability
• Appreciation of one's cultural identity
• Excitement for and openness to other cultures

We believe that a challenging and innovative academic program cultivates:

• Critical and creative thinking
• Intellectual curiosity and love of learning
• Solid learning methods and a sound work ethic
• Balance of intellectual, emotional, and physical development

We believe that an encouraging and positive environment cultivates:

• Integrity and fairness
• Confidence and leadership
• Compassion and generosity
• Civic and social responsibility

School History:

Dallas International School was founded in 1991 to address the needs of French employees who were being relocated to the Dallas area through foreign-based corporations. Featuring a curriculum combined with that of the French Ministry of National Education and English language arts, the employees' children were offered the best of both countries.
As time passed, American families in the Dallas area became interested in the bilingual education offered at DIS and enrollment increased.
Spanish instruction was added to all grade levels in 2005 to meet the growing demand of families in North Texas. The school was accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization in 2007 and is the only school to offer the highly regarded Bilingual IB Diploma in the Dallas metroplex. DIS hold a year-long cultural study across all grade levels of a chosen country that further support is mission of cultural tolerance. Today DIS has more than 600 students of over 50 different backgrounds. Approximately 60% are American, 30% French speaking countries and the remaining 10% from other nations.

Additional Information:

Dallas International School was ranked the #2 Most Challenging Private High School in the Nation for 2014 by the Washington Post.