Student enjoying student life at DSK International

About us

The Deutsche Schule Kobe/European School (DESK) is a German school abroad and an IB World School for children ages 2 to 11. At DESK, we provide an exceptional, innovative education anchored by our German heritage and recognized for embracing the rich diversity in our learners and our world. We approach education holistically in order to ensure that students learn using their heart, head and hands. 

Our mission is built upon our German heritage and European values and beliefs. As a school community we strive to be lifelong inquirers inspired by and challenged through authentic and meaningful learning experiences. Being committed to providing an exceptional education, we foster international mindedness, critical thinking, inclusion and respect for diversity and the willingness to act with integrity and compassion.

Some things we offer at DESK...

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Learn Three Languages at DESK

At DESK, students have the opportunity to learn three languages: English, German and Japanese. Why not give your child an amazing head start in life.

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Happy students enrolled in a multilingual International School in Kobe: DESK
Students enjoying swimming lessons at DESK

Swimming lessons at DESK

At DESK, all students take swimming lessons until age 10. Swimming is a skill for life and we place a strong emphasis on safety and fun in the water.

Learn an Instrument at DESK

At DESK, students have the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments that can help children strengthen their creativity and self-expression. Music can enrich a child's educational experience and we are proud to facilitate this at DESK.

Student learning violin at DESK International School Kobe


DESK on Facebook

For everything social and for updates on our school be sure to check out and like our Facebook page. We are very active and would love to have you as a follower.

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