A number of opportunities for children to learn in an international school environment can be found in and around Düsseldorf. The closest, most experienced and established of all is the ISD International School of Düsseldorf. The more recent ISR International School on the Rhine in nearby Neuss has also become well established in the local community and business enviriónment.
A harmonious sense of community is an important goal of such schools as is successful preparation for later careers and contribuion to worldly affairs.
Other international schools can be found in neighbouring Duisburg and Essen. A few local schools in the German system offer some English language education as part of their curriculum.