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Head of School, Paul M. Fochtman

Head of School Welcome

Dear Parents,

Herzlich Willkommen in Deutschland!

Welcome to Germany and Frankfurt International School.

Thank you for considering FIS for your child's learning, becoming and growing. With great pride our students, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, administration and the FIS community are easily recognizable partners in helping young people to experience excellence in their learning. Join us.

The mission of Frankfurt International School informs our actions and shapes our expectations. While academic excellence across curricula resides at the center of school life, the integrated role of the arts, sciences, humanities, language learning, life skills and athletics are within a tight orbit. Our teaching and learning practices focus on helping young people make connections within themes, units of study and across academic disciplines. We were one of the first schools in the world to teach the International Baccalaureate syllabus and continue to do so.

Just as we strive to continually grow a rigorous curriculum, adapting to changing needs, we are committed to a program of studies that challenges our students to be truly fine people. We hold the loftiest of aspirations for our school and a singleness of purpose that we will do all possible to prepare our students to achieve to the highest level possible – to lead, to be honorable, ethical and adaptable. This world of ours requires intellectual dexterity, independent thinking, unflagging curiosity, social agility, courage, social responsibility and uncompromising character.

The FIS community is deeply committed to ensuring our young people are so prepared. Happily, the reflections of our graduates and our alumni and their parents speak of the quality of relationships between teachers and students. Our students are challenged by their teachers and this community to be their best and to care for one another.

In 2011, Frankfurt International School celebrated 50 years of service to the Frankfurt/Rhein-Main area. Our reputation is founded on the motivation of our students, the skill of our faculty and unprecedented participation by our parent community. Our school is fortunate to have a strong Parent Teacher Group (PTG) where they demonstrate that volunteerism is a signature of the school's community. Students, faculty and parents contribute thousands of hours of service to FIS and well beyond its borders. And they do so in legions with all the grace and joy of people who know how to support and care for others.

We hold uncommonly high expectations and our student learning results provide every reason to be proud. Our young peoples' talents soar. Their compassion is palpable.

Our doors are open to you with the assurance we will be at your family's side providing excellence in teaching and learning. Now we need you to join us to make this an even more remarkable place.

Kind Regards,

Paul Fochtman Signature

Dr. Paul M. Fochtman
Head of School

Frankfurt International School Administrative Offices    •    An der Waldlust 15    •    61440 Oberursel, Germany    •    +49 (0)6171-2024-0      ib world school 
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