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Best schools in Dusseldorf, Germany

A snapshot overview of schools in Dusseldorf, Germany that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents.

If there is no ribbon, pending or otherwise, it means we are aware of the school but have elected not to review it at this time. This could be for a number of reasons, but we continually update information and add or remove reviews as deemed appropriate.

Schools selected for full GSGI review are noted with   next to their names. "Pending" means that we are planning to review that school.

By full GSGI review, we mean the school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final write-ups take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details descend on the school for an exhaustive visit.

International School of Dusseldorf (ISD) (pending)

PYP / MYP / IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 1,050 pupils

Founded in 1968 in Kaiserswerth, a historic suburb of Dusseldorf. English is the main teaching language but they also run a German programme and the largest cohort of students are German nationals. An all-through IB curriculum with 56 courses offered at Diploma level. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

International School of the Rhine (pending)

SABIS / IGCSE / IB Diploma / AP; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 900 pupils

A relatively new (2003) and rapidly expanded school, that has grown from the original 65 students to over 900 today. Part of the SABIS network, it is located in brand-new buildings in Neuss, on the west bank of the Rhine opposite Dusseldorf. Boasting a very low student : teacher ratio, they consistently achieve IB Diploma scores in the mid-thirties. Offering full day-care and an extensive bus system.

The schools below have been brought to our attention but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider reviewing them.

Lycée Francais de Dusseldorf

French curriculum / Brevet / Bac; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 565 pupils

One of the schools in the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) network, now consisting of over 500 schools around the world. Since 2018, in new premises on the outskirts of Dusseldorf, providing a fully French education, the majority of students (currently roughly 70 per cent) being  French nationals.

St George's School, Duisberg-Dusseldorf

National Curriculum for England IGCSE / IB Diploma; ages 2-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 500 pupils

One of three St George's international schools in Germany, ( the others are in Cologne and Munich), The teaching language is English, as is the curriculum but the students come from around 45 different nationalities. A non-selective school, opened in 2002 at the junction of the Rhine and Rhone rivers.


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