Who We Are
The ISR which is located in the Düsseldorf – Neuss – Cologne region is a non-profit establishment. It offers an excellent international education through full-day schooling from kindergarten – grade 12 in a bilingual and multilingual environment. ISR is exclusively financed by tuition fees and does not receive financial support from the state. Furthermore, ISR is recognized as an accredited school by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Since ISR is a non-profit limited liability company, all proceeds are reinvested into the school to further benefit the children.
Powered by SABIS®, ISR offers an outstanding academic program, individual support for students, a varied extra-curricular program and a bilingual/multilingual school environment. ISR is a licensee of the SABIS® Educational System™, a unique approach to teaching which started in 1886 and has developed into a rigorous, internationally-oriented, non-selective, college-preparatory education system. We are also a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS).
ISR students achieve excellent IB scores and the internationally recognized diplomas qualify students for entry to top universities worldwide, including Germany.
There are more than 762 students from 41 nations attending Kindergarten through grade 12.
Our ISR Team
Our international team comprises of 120 employees from over 25 countries. Around 100 staff members are dedicated solely to teaching, advising and supervising the students as well as supporting them both in their academic and extra-curricular activities. This pedagogical team not only includes highly qualified teachers but also supervisors, university counsellors, a student counsellor, a school nurse, a student activities coordinator, a librarian and the school leadership team.
ISR offers an international, college-preparatory curriculum. In addition to English and German, a third language is studied starting in grade 6 with a choice of either French, Spanish or Japanese. Additionally, ISR partners with the Hanyuan Chinese School of Dusseldorf to offer additionally Mandarin lessons for beginners and native Mandarin speakers on the ISR campus.
In grades 9 and 10, students are prepared for external examinations such as Cambridge IGCSE – International General Certificate of Secondary Education, DELE – Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera and DELF - Diplôme d’Etudes en langue française.
ISR offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) for students in grades 11–12 and the Advanced Placement (AP) for students in grade 12. ISR graduates have achieved marks well above the worldwide and German average and have gone on to study at top universities around the world and in Germany.
We have an outstanding track record qualifying our ISR students for studies at universities in Germany. In the past three years 100% of our students who wished to qualify for German university by meeting special German IB requirements and passing the IB Diploma received their “Allgemeine Hochschulreife”.
ISR is recognized by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as an international supplementary school (“anerkannte internationale Ergänzungsschule”).
ISR is an accredited member of
- AdvancED (formerly “NCA CASI--North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement”)
- Ai-Accreditation International
ISR is also a Cambridge Examination Centre, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and conducts College Board PSAT, SAT, and AP (Advanced Placement) exams on site.