Dallas International School
|Dallas International School|
Lower Campus: 6039 Churchill Way
Dallas Texas 75230
Upper Campus: 17811 Waterview Pkwy
Dallas Texas 75252
|Type||French International School|
|Motto||Globally inspired. Distinctly different.|
|Grades||From Pre-K 2 to 12th Grade|
|Medium of language||English, French|
|Color(s)||Blue and white|
|Affiliation||Mission laïque française|
|Exam Preparation||French National Diploma, Baccalauréat, International Baccalaureate, National diplomas|
|Languages taught||French, English, Spanish, Mandarin, German|
|Language Certifications||French (DELF)|
Dallas International School Mission Laïque Française (DIS) is an elementary, middle, and high school in the North Dallas area in Dallas, Texas, United States. It is an English-French school and uses the French educational system. It is a part of the Mission Laïque Française network. Dallas International School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS).
In preschool through kindergarten, 50% of the education is in French, 40% in English and 10% in Spanish. In elementary school grades, about 70% of instruction is in French and 30% in English. In addition, students have one hour of Spanish instruction per week. In middle school grades, all subjects are taught in French. English education occurs 3 to 5 hours per week. A student may take either Chinese or Spanish for three hours per week. In high school, a student may stay in a French language education track, or may take an English language International Baccalaureate track.
Dallas International School has two campuses located in North Dallas. The lower school campus (Pre-K 2 to 4th grade) is referred to as the Churchill campus and is located at 6039 Churchill Way, Dallas, Texas 75230. The upper school campus (5th grade to 12th grade) is referred to as the Waterview campus and is located at 17811 Waterview Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75252.
Semester System | 36 weeks of instruction | 7 periods (55 minutes per day)
All academic courses are Honors/AP equivalent. Students are not ranked and grades are not weighted.
From preschool through 9th grade, students choose either the French Baccalauréat Diploma Program (FB) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB). The curriculum follows the requirements of the French Ministry of Education in conjunction with best practices in the American education system. As DIS is affiliated with Mission Laïque Française, high school students are able to study abroad in Mlf-affiliated schools in 130 different countries.
In 10th grade, students may continue the FB track or choose the IB track by entering the 10th DIS Pre-IB program, which is focused on IB Diploma preparation.
Students the following choices regarding extracurricular activities:
Athletics- Basketball, Cheer/Pep Squads, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Triathlon, and Volleyball
Clubs- buildOn for Haiti, Chess, Computer Science, Debate, Junior World Affairs Council, Model UN, Student Council, and Yearbook
Honor Societies- Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, Société Honoraire de Français, National Honor English Society, and Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society
As of 2018, DIS’s students are as follows.
708 students (Pre-K 2 to 12th grade), with 470 primary students (Pre-K 2 to 5th grade) and 238 secondary students (6th to 12th grade), including 45% boys and 55% girls
33 nationalities represented with a student body of: 63% Caucasian, 16% Multi-racial, 7% Asian, 6% Latino/Hispanic, 6% African and 2% Middle Eastern
- Education in Dallas
- Agency for French Education Abroad
- Education in France
- International school
- List of international schools
- Mission laïque française
- Deberre, Jean-Christophe (publication manager); Bur, Michel (editorial manager); Buclon, Aude (coordination); Oukkal, Alexis (graphic design) (2017). Directory of schools - Mission laïque française OSUI 2017/2018 (pdf). Mission laïque française. p. 85. ISSN 2260-8605.
- The Mission laïque française (Mlf) is the administrator of the school, fully run by it in terms of administration, teaching and finances.
- "Contact DIS Archived 2011-12-04 at the Wayback Machine." Dallas International School. Retrieved on December 3, 2011. "Dallas International School 6039 Churchill Way Dallas, Texas 75230"
- "HANDBOOK FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS ACADEMIC YEAR 2010-2011." Dallas International School. 8 of 38. Retrieved on December 3, 2011.