Learning at the DSL
From Kinderhaus to Pre-School and Primary School to the German International Abitur and the IB - at DSL, children aged 3 to 18 years learn together on one site. This allows us to closely accompany the transition from one stage of their educational journey to the next. We recognise and support each child in their individual learning processes and encourage them to develop critical thinking and independent learning skills.
Our guideline is the curriculum of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg which we have have complemented with components from the British system as well as the IB programme in addition to our own concepts. This enables our students to transfer seamlessly to the German (at home and abroad) or international school systems.
The results achieved by our graduates are consistently above average - confirming our concepts and the commitment of our teachers lead the students to success!
"After 15 years at the DSL, I feel I've been prepared for the next steps excellently. And this is not limited to the academic scope of my education. Group work, time management, event organisation - thanks to the advice and support of many teachers, I have learned far more than what was asked in the Abitur."
Learning in the Kinderhaus
A day in the Kinderhaus offers children from the age of 3 a mixture of structured activities and free play periods and allows them to try things out in a safe environment.
Learning in the Primary School
A day in the Primary School offers children in years 1 - 4 a holistic change between learning, exercise, recess, social learning and free play.
Learning in Secondary I
SEK I comprises of years 5 - 10. At this stage our didactical approach aims at introducing all pupils to the requirements of a Sixth Form education. qualifications are also awarded at DSL. We also offer a middle school leavers certificate (Realschule).
Learning in Secondary II
In the qualification phase, we prepare our students specifically for the DIA, the German International Baccalaureate. There is also the option of completing a full IB diploma or choosing IB courses. New since 2023 is the FOS, a qualification offering a vocational focus.
At the DSL, students can obtain the German middle school leaving certificate (Realschule). We also offer preparatory courses for the IGCSE examinations in Maths and English.
In the qualification phase, we prepare our students for the DIA, the German International Abitur. There is also the option of obtaining a full IB diploma or choosing IB courses. New since 2023 is the FOS, a qualification offering a vocational focus.
Libraries & Learning Resources Centre
The modern Learning Resources Centre (LRC) is located in the main building. In addition to entertainment and specialised libraries, this generously sized room offers a wide range of other facilities that support our pupils' learning and enrich school life itself. the primary school also has its own library. The focus here is on titles for first-time readers.
Education needs exercise - Physical Education
Physical education and school sports are fun, strengthen the team spirit and are part of a holistic education. A versatile sports programme is offered in all areas of the school. We utilise our modern indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Sports trips take place in the higher year groups.
Room for creativity - Arts and Music
The collaborative experience of creative processes is a core element of learning in both visual arts and music lessons. From nursery to A-levels/IB, we encourage our pupils' artistic ambitions and offer them guidance and space to present their work.
Advice & Support
Every child is important to us. We work together to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to achieve their individual goals at the DSL.
Every pupil should feel comfortable and respected in their own personality. The multi-professional team of the counselling department (Beratungsquadrat) supports and accompanies pupils, parents, guardians and staff in many questions concerning life and education.
Impressions from the class rooms
To give you an impression of teaching at the DSL, we had a photographer take a peek into the groups and classes in all areas of the school.