International Schooling in Rhine Ruhr

International schools in Düsseldorf, Neuss, Essen and other cities

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Much to the country’s chagrin, the German education system has been getting mediocre marks from the OECD, the world’s club of rich nations. Casting an if-looks-could-kill glance at the achievements of their Nordic colleagues, Germany’s teachers petulantly blame their prime victims: working class children and immigrant families.

Germans are now facing up to the fact that their highly selective, sort-‘em-out-young school system is instrumental in preventing social mobility. Shamed into action, some German states have been dallying with such revolutionary concepts as free kindergartens, keeping in kids in school all day and even charging modest tuition fees for university. Progress is still predictably patchy on all these fronts.

Private international schools are an option to be considered across the Rhine Ruhr metropolitan region.

International School of Düsseldorf


ISD inspires their students to be confident, creative and critical thinkers. They work together to challenge and support all their students to be successful and responsible in an evolving world. The International School of Düsseldorf is an international community of learners.


ISR International School on the Rhine

Students at the ISR in Neuss

ISR - International School on the Rhine in Neuss is an accredited, private and international all-day school starting at Kindergarten. Many choose ISR because the academic program prepares students for the world-wide renowned International Baccalaureate, simply known as IB.


International School Ruhr

several students and teachers in classroom
© Debora Berge

The International School Ruhr in Essen offers an exciting new environment for educating international children from countries across the globe. For many expat and German executives, the availability of a school geared towards international requirements is essential when choosing a base to live and to work.