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Frankfurt International School entered into its initial strategic planning process in 2005. We began by listening. Educational Summits were held with faculty, staff and parents, and the dreams, aspirations and worries for our school’s future were captured. Those formed the basis for writing the first five-year plan, which was completed at the end of 2010.
As the first plan came to a close, the process of gathering feedback again became a priority for the school. A strategic planning group, made up of parents, faculty, administrators and students worked diligently to create a draft that was then shared out to the wider school community. Every word of our school’s mission and core beliefs were weighed. The group then defined specific results and action steps to guide implementation and ultimately – with the Board of Trustees approval – a new strategic plan for 2011-2016 was born.
To accomplish the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan a series of strategies have been developed that include:
Strategy I: We will examine all revenue sources to ensure long-term financial sustainability in order to meet our infrastructure, facility and educational needs.
Strategy II: We will continue to develop and implement a Facilities Master Plan that minimizes disruption to learning and that supports realization of our mission.
Strategy III: We will develop and implement a comprehensive plan whereby technology is updated, reliable, flexible, well supported and properly integrated throughout the curriculum, and for the effective operation of the school.
Strategy IV: We will ensure that the written, taught and assessed curriculum is documented, aligned and differentiated in order to challenge each learner.
Strategy V: We will ensure effective, timely communication so that all FIS constituents understand and accept shared responsibility for achieving the mission.
Strategy VI: We will develop and implement plans to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of all FIS community members.
Strategy VII: We will develop and implement plans to ensure environmental citizenship is promoted and practiced throughout our school.
Strategy VIII: We will attract, develop, retain and evaluate the highest quality employees.
For every strategy, there are specific results to be achieved. Implementation councils define key results for each year and then task forces – comprised of faculty, staff and parents – set to work on the implementation of these key issues. Step by step, we strive to ensure that our students have the tools and skills necessary to succeed after leaving FIS, at university and in the ever-changing workplace of the 21st century.
2011-2016 Strategic Plan
Below are the specific components of our 2011-2016 Strategic Plan.
Both the plan and its year-by-year implementation steps will be assessed on a regular basis by the strategic planning group and updated where appropriate, thus ensuring constant quality control.