Our mission is to prepare students with the academic, social and foreign language skills needed to be successful in our multicultural, multilingual world. The Dayton International School provides an international education that fosters bilingualism, intercultural understanding, and a global perspective.
The federal government, employers, and students themselves have identified a need for citizens to have more effective foreign language skills, intercultural knowledge, and a global perspective. Yet most young adults say they didn’t discuss world events in high school classes and 75% wish their schools had taken a global approach rather than a national one.
Most Ohio graduates are at a distinct disadvantage in the global economy, where many foreign-born workers are bilingual and have a global perspective honed by intercultural knowledge.
That’s why the Dayton International School is unique and so important to the Dayton area. It’s the only school in the Miami Valley where students are immersed in a foreign language and culture, learning math, science, art, social studies and more – all their school subjects – in a foreign language.
More than just challenging academics, the Dayton International School offers students the unique chance to become bilingual at an early age.
With a student-teacher ratio of just eight to one, teachers give special attention to every student.
Multi-age classrooms build social skills and encourage cooperation. Both are important for lifelong success!