High School is Calling UT Dallas Campus Home
Sept. 18, 2008
UT Dallas welcomed the Dallas International School (DIS) recently at a reception celebrating the establishment of the high school’s new campus within a campus.
DIS began holding classes this fall in University’s Classroom Building (CB) immediately west of the Multipurpose Building.
The arrangement calls for DIS eventually to move to a tract of land west of Waterview Parkway. The University traded the site to DIS for a parcel north of the main UT Dallas campus.
“Although we are still in the first few weeks of school, it’s wonderful to see how our students are reacting so positively to being on a university campus,” says Trinette Robichaux, head of the secondary school. “They already are assuming more responsibility and handling things in a more mature fashion.”
DIS headmaster Pierre Vittoz thanked UT Dallas for helping the high school open in time for the new school year. The partnership includes DIS use of some University facilities and scholarships for qualified DIS graduates.
Growth and the need for more space drove the DIS move. Previously, DIS high school students attended classes at the main DIS campus on Churchill Way in Dallas. The school is the only one of its kind in the metroplex. Its curriculum offers International Baccalaureate and French Baccalaureate diplomas as extensions of the school’s bilingual program, which starts in preschool and goes through eighth grade.