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 become more mature step by step. Secondary I begins with an orientation year in grade 5. Afterwards, the students decide together with their teachers and parents whether to attend the Realschule or the Gymnasium. As a German school abroad, we combine an international orientation with the high educational standards that apply in Germany. Our curriculum covers a broad range of subjects. This includes languages, natural science and social science subjects as well as art and music.


Every child has its own personal strengths. We want to support your child in making full use of its potential and accompany him or her every day to develop according to his or her potential. The familiar atmosphere and manageable school size contribute to the learning success at our school.


In addition, we offer an individually tailored support programme for each child, that corresponds to their personal abilities and helps them to develop these further in a targeted manner.

Either we arrange for an experienced, trained specialist teacher ,or your child takes part in the “Schülerlnnen helfen SchülerInnen” programme. If more intensive support is necessary, we will be happy to advise you.

We help, for example, with individual support measures such as private “German as a Foreign Language (DaF)” lessons.


An important focus of our school is a sound language education. English is the most important language for international communication. That is why English has a particularly high priority at DISDH. Children begin learning English as early as primary school.

In grade 5, the children deepen their knowledge of Dutch from primary school. From grade 6 onwards, French is taught as a second foreign language. In addition to regular lessons in English, French and Dutch as well as our language clubs, bilingual lessons take place from grader 8 onwards. We also offer special language support in German.

Furthermore, we offer our students the opportunity to acquire internationally recognised certificates such as the Cambridge Exams for English and DELF for French.


School hours:

Monday – Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 1.10 p.m.


Full day care:

Monday – Friday from 7.45 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.



In the afternoons, our motto is “School XL”: This afternoon offer is specially designed for children in grades 5 to 7. Here, the afternoon begins with a shared and warm meal from the canteen. Afterwards, they cannot only do their homework under professional, pedagogical supervision, but age-appropriate activities are also provided. These include more challenging projects that keep the children busy for a longer period. On the remaining two days, the children in grades 5 to 7 have lessons until 3.30 pm.

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



In the afternoon, your child can choose from a wide variety of activities. Doing sports, learning a musical instrument or letting your creativity run free? Our working groups make it possible. Here you will find an overview of our wide range of activities with the corresponding times.


Sports & Chess


Science, IT & environment


If you would like to register your child for a working group, this is also possible on the days on which your child takes part in our supervised afternoon programme. Our pedagogical staff will then make sure that your child arrives on time for his or her AG and returns to the group afterwards.