Choosing the FISW Campus
Our Wiesbaden Campus provides an educational option for students age 3 to Grade 8, with the following benefits:
With a campus of 200 students, FISW's parent and student communities form close bonds of support. The school enjoys a strong sense of "family," with siblings greeting and meeting each other throughout the day, and faculty and staff developing close relationships with all family members. The school’s smaller size also makes transitions from abroad easier and knowing each student really well is also a great bonus for differentiated learning.
FISW is surrounded by wide-open spaces and beautiful fields. Teachers take advantage of this open location, often holding class outdoors, and our younger children regularly spend a complete day outside in the surrounding forests. Bussing to FISW is available from many areas in the Rhine-Main region as well as for those within Wiesbaden.
If you were to ask parents what makes a great school, they would likely point to three qualities: experienced and compassionate teachers, friendly and motivated students, and access to the educational tools and facilities needed for an exceptional learning environment. At our Wiesbaden Campus, you will find all these qualities and much more.
Ease of Innovation
A smaller campus facilitates creative and innovative programs. FISW was the first campus to offer a program for three-year olds. FISW has achieved a high ratio of access to personal technology such as iPads and laptops, and students from First Steps use technology as an embedded learning tool in their daily classroom lives. The Grade 4 cycling course, the Grade 5 residential trip to Heidelberg, Grade 6-8 equestrian program, Middle school trips to Paris and Barcelona, and use of GPS devices to explore the locality (geocaching) are further examples of unique opportunities that are more easily managed in this smaller division.
As part of a strong but united school, all Grades 6- 8 students also have the opportunity to represent FISW in sports team competitions against other regional international schools.Native Dutch and German is available for those who come to FISW already fluent in these languages, and we currently offer Bulgarian (courses always depend on student interest and a qualified teacher).
Big Fish, Small Pond
Whether in musical, athletic or drama events and performances, all students at FISW can find a significant role to play. A smaller campus also means that the oldest students in the school have not only an opportunity – but a responsibility – to serve as “student leaders” for their underclassmen.
FISW offers many other benefits and we invite you visit to see for yourself the World of Opportunities that await on the Wiesbaden Campus.