In secondary school, our pupils become more and more independent. They are curious about the world, want to take things into their own hands and grow up step by step. The lower secondary level begins in grade 5 with an orientation year. Afterwards, the pupils, together with teachers and parents, choose either secondary school or high school. As a German school abroad, we combine an international orientation with the high educational standards that apply in Germany. Our curriculum covers a wide range of subjects. These include languages, science and social science subjects, as well as art and music.

Every child has his or her own personal strengths. We want to support your child in fully realising his or her own potential and accompany him or her day by day so that he or she can develop completely according to his or her possibilities. The family atmosphere and manageable school size contribute to the learning success at our school.

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In addition, we offer each pupil an individually tailored support programme which corresponds to their personal abilities and helps them to develop these further in a targeted manner. Your child has the opportunity to participate in the “Pupils Helping Pupils” programme.

Alternatively, we offer individual support measures such as “German as a Foreign Language (DaF)”. And also support your child with dyslexia and psychomotor skills.

If intensive support is necessary, we will be happy to advise you.

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An important focus of our school is on sound language training. English is the most important language of international communication. That is why English has a particularly high priority at DISDH. Children start learning English as early as elementary school.

In the 5th grade, the children deepen their knowledge of Dutch from primary school. French is taught as a second foreign language from the 6th grade onwards. In addition to regular lessons in English, French and Dutch, as well as our language clubs, bilingual lessons take place from the 8th grade onwards. And here there is also the possibility of a pupil exchange to Dublin. In addition, special language support in German is part of our offer.

In addition, we offer our pupils the opportunity to obtain internationally recognised certificates such as the Cambridge Exams for English and DELF for French.

German Language Diploma

Children and young people can prove their general German language skills by taking the examination procedure for the German Language Diploma Level I (DSD I). The target level is level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The DSD I is considered proof of the German language skills required for admission to many preparatory colleges in Germany.

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School hours:

Monday – Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Table of hours:

What subjects are taught in secondary school I and to what extent? Here you will find our table of hours for grades 5 to 9.

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In the afternoons, our motto is “School XL”: This afternoon offer is specially tailored to the pupils in grades 5 to 7. The afternoon begins here with a joint and warm lunch (Please register your child for lunch. School XL does not include lunch!). Afterwards, they can not only do their homework under professional, pedagogical supervision, but age-appropriate activities are also offered. These include more challenging projects that engage pupils over a longer period of time.

On the two remaining days, classes are held until 3.30 pm.

In addition to the afternoon programme, DISDH also offers numerous working groups.

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DISDH working groups stand for fun, games, languages, music, sports and lots of good humour. This is exactly what we want our pupils to enjoy, lesson after lesson, in the DISDH working groups.

Our programme offers something for everyone and is full of variety. With an age-appropriate offer and pedagogical concepts, we cordially invite you to join us.

Click here – and here we go with the presentation of our activities.