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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. ISR, International School on the Rhine in nearby Neuss has also become acknowledged in the local community and business environment.

Two further options are based in the the powerful Ruhr Metropolis. Both IS Ruhr, the International School Ruhr in the city of Essen and St Georges in Duisburg are located a short distance from Düsseldorf. 

International School of Düsseldorf

ISD inspires their students to be confident, creative, critical, and compassionate thinkers, who positively contribute to a sustainable world. They offer a learning community that supports the student journey beyond where they think they can go.

The international school challenges and supports their students to be successful and responsible global citizens. They work together as an international community of learners.

Niederrheinstrasse 336
40489 Düsseldorf
+49 211 940 66

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

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

St Georges British International School

The curriculum of St Georges is based on the British National schooling system. This provides a broad, flexible and challenging framework which allows the school to develop reflective and knowledgeable learners ready for the demands of the future.

Located in Duisburg, a city of the Ruhr Metropolis near to Düsseldorf, St Georges offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma to sixth form students.

Am Neuen Angerbach 90
47259 Duisburg-Ungelsheim
+49 203 456 860

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.