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A number of international schools are available for students to learn in Düsseldorf and neighbouring cities. Four are established and a couple reach back several decades. All offer an International Baccalaureate curriculum, unique styles of approach to education and size of institution.

Some local schools within mainstream German system offer a certain amount of English language education as part of bilingual studies.

The closest, most established and experienced of all is ISD, the International School of Düsseldorf with an over fifty year history. More recently ISR, International School on the Rhine in nearby Neuss has also become acknowledged in the local community and business environment. A later addition is IS Ruhr, the International School Ruhr based a short distance away in the city of Essen. The school is supported by institutions of the powerful Ruhr Metropolis. 

International School of Düsseldorf

ISD inspires their students to be confident, creative and critical thinkers. They work together to challenge and support all their students to be successful and responsible in an evolving world. The International School of Düsseldorf is a fascinating international community of learners.

ISD offers world-class education to inspire their students to become self-directed learners, creative thinkers, and compassionate global citizens, who can flourish in a dynamic world.

Niederrheinstrasse 336
40489 Düsseldorf
+49 211 940 66

International School on the Rhine

ISR is located in Neuss, a short drive from Düsseldorf. The international school is an accredited, private and all-day school from Kindergarten age. Many choose ISR because their renowned IB, International Baccalaureate academic program prepares students for the world.

This English speaking and multi-cultural school with an holistic concept offers lessons in German, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese too. 

Konrad-Adenauer-Ring 2
41464 Neuss
+49 2131 403 880

International School Ruhr

Located relatively close to Düsseldorf, IS Ruhr in Essen offers an exciting environment for educating international children from countries across the globe. For many expat and German executives, the availability of a school geared towards international requirements is essential.

So too for corporate employers and many cities of the Ruhr. With and excellent curriculum and a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 students, IS Ruhr assures intensive individual learning.

Moltkeplatz 61
45138 Essen
+49 201 479 104 09

Socialising in Düsseldorf

Staying in touch and getting together with others living in a similar situation can be important. Expat groups in social media are highly valuable sources for connecting. Socialising in Düsseldorf can include events, international clubs or heading for a popular spot to meet international residents.