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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Please be informed that Dallas International School has transitioned to on-campus learning using our hybrid learning models as of September 8, 2020. To learn more about our hybrid learning models, please click here. Please visit our COVID-19 web page for more information on how we intend to keep students and families safe using our updated health and safety protocols and procedures. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    C-

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$170
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$24,450
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid
$2,000
From Dallas International School

We know that finding the right school is important for your child's development. Studies have shown that foreign language immersion in primary years elevates a student's ability to succeed in other academics.

Dallas International School is the only school in North Texas that believes in a fully bilingual immersion education with a third language in Spanish, Mandarin and German. Classes start from preschool all the way through high school where students choose between International Baccalaureate (IB) or French Baccalaureate (IB) programs.

Prospective students and families, we invite you to discover what makes Dallas International School unique. Learn about our recognized education curriculum, culturally-diverse and dynamic international community, small student-teacher ratios and qualified team of teachers.

Through our rigorous Advanced Bilingual International Baccalaureate and French Baccalaureate programs, we create global citizens in our increasingly interconnected world.

Dallas International School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1370
20 responses
Average ACT
31
10 responses

Fully bilingual curriculum with a third language.

Dallas International School belongs to the Mission Laique Francaise (MLF), a network of international schools with campuses throughout the world. As the only private international school in Dallas, it offers a fully bilingual French and English program that teaches a third language in Spanish, Mandarin and German. Students attend some of the best colleges and universities all over the world.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
  • Carnival,pool party,BBQ EOY party,Gala
    19%
  • Fete francaise
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Retreat to Pine Cove
    10%
  • Marche de noel (Xmas market)
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    726
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    38%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $19,200
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    2
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    67%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    17%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    33%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $126,045
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,415
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $699,710
    National
    $184,700

    Dallas International School Reviews

    57 reviews
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    We came here for bilingual education, which is truly immersive, but we found much more! The school has a great culture and a unique diverse community, which makes a much needed institution in our days! Our son started in TPS (toute petite section) or PK-2, and we loved our teachers and the student/teacher ratio. Teachers managed classrooms really well and spent effective time interacting with each kid.
    We also love the campus, it offers a good sense of security but also offers great facilities, from the diversity of playgrounds available, to the library and music room, the gym, the soccer field and sports courts, they’re all strategically grouped in the center and at students easy access, triggering interest specially with little ones to explore new things everyday.
    Administration and teachers are extremely caring, and the biggest proof is how happy our son is everyday when we pick him up and how eager he is to go again in the morning! We Love DIS.
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    DIS' rigorous, immersive approach to learning languages has helped me develop both the communication skills that I will need as I go to college and travel abroad and the critical thinking skills that I have already put to use while considering linguistic nuances. As one of the few schools in the country to offer the IB Bilingual Diploma Program, DIS is committed to fostering an international approach to learning, which is also shown by their foreign exchange program for sophomores. I was lucky enough to participate and go to Spain, where I improved my command of the Spanish language and my knowledge of Spanish culture. Even though I am excited for college, I will miss DIS, and will be proud to be an alum!
    The school is a small community full of children from different backgrounds. The kids learn from each other on top of what they learn academically. The curriculum is challenging but the teachers are true mentors to the children. We have been a DIS family for 7 years and We have never been disappointed. This year however marks a year for the books, in covid19 times DIS went above and beyond in being a safe haven for both kids and parents. The agility with which they transitioned from in person to online was nothing short of remarkable. The kids were challenged and worked often from 9-5PM to finish assignments as teachers never let down on their expectations. We just finished the year and this was one of the best years my children have had. I am so grateful for the stability and rigor DIS provided me and my children in these emotionally charged times. The value of this school cannot be measured! Great leaders are made of equal parts great minds and great hearts. Thank you DIS! 🙏