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Best schools in Dusseldorf, Germany

A snapshot: schools in Dusseldorf considered (but not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expats.

Schools with a full GSGI review are noted with  next to their names. 

 (pending) means that the school is on our list to review.

By full GSGI review, we mean school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final reviews 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 and descend on the school for an exhaustive visit. We are aware of the other schools on this page and we continually add or remove schools, as deemed appropriate.


International School of Dusseldorf (ISD)  (pending)

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

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 International Baccalaureate curriculum with over 50 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 on the Rhine (ISR)  (pending)

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

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, a city on the west bank of the Rhine opposite Dusseldorf. Boasting a very low student: teacher ratio, they consistently achieve International Baccalaureate 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/ French Bac; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 565 students

One of the schools belonging to the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) network, now consisting of over 500 schools around the world. Since 2018, on a new campus on the outskirts of Dusseldorf. Providing a fully French education and the majority of students (roughly 70 per cent) are French nationals.

St George's School Duisburg-Dusseldorf

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

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. Teaching an English curriculum until the age of 16 and then offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

For more information on the schools above, please go to  each school’s individual entry on The Good Schools Guide International search.





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