Our History

The start

The growing diplomatic relationship between India and Germany and the establishment of major German companies in India attracted many German citizens in the late 50s and early 60s. Keen to educate their children according to the German principles and standards, the Deutsche Schulverien (now DSB International School)  was born. From the earliest years the school community embraced children from many nations including Switzerland, Japan, Italy and Chile.  

The growing phase

The school rapidly developed a strong ethos, focused on education of the whole child and with an emphasis on personalised learning and in 1967 the school moved into Garden Campus current home of our Primary School. Typical of the commitment staff had to the school, teachers were involved in the design of the garden and each year the gardener climbed the  palms to harvest the coconuts. As the school developed it developed a strong academic reputation and became an active participant in sports competitions.

The start of the International section

As we entered the new millennium fewer German families were living in Mumbai so the school took the important step of starting an International Section based on the English curriculum and together the German and International sections forged a new identity based on a synergy of their strengths - all the while remaining true to DSB’s holistic educational tradition.

DSB today

With a growing successful secondary section and starting the IB Diploma, DSB International School needed a new home and in 2014. we moved to beautiful new premises: Aurum House, located at the foot of Malabar Hill. The building’s internal spaces, specially designed to facilitate the modern learning styles that will equip students for the 21st Century creates a fantastic learning environment, and today we can proudly say that DSB International School with its two campuses is the only truly international school in historical, verdant south Mumbai.

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