FIS is organized into four distinct divisions: the Primary School, the Elementary School, and the Upper School in Oberursel, and the Frankfurt International School Wiesbaden, which operates as a branch of FIS on a separate campus in the Wiesbaden suburb of Naurod.
The main campus in Oberursel, which is about 15 kilometers from downtown Frankfurt, houses the Elementary School starting with Grade 2, and the Upper School. The Primary School, with classes from age 3 through Grade 1, is located on an adjacent property to the main campus.
English is the primary language of instruction and English as a Second Language (ESL) support is available for all students who need it. German courses, at a variety of levels, are available in all grades and required of virtually every student; additional foreign languages are offered in a variety of programs.
Non-native German speakers in Grades 10-12 who have reached a pre-established proficiency standard may opt out of the German program in favor of one or more additional languages. The school also offers a First Language Program for students in Korean, Swedish, Dutch and Japanese.
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.
Founded in 1992 and located in the countryside suburb of Naurod, FIS Wiesbaden accepts applications for students age 3 to Grade 8. Like its sister campus in Oberursel, students at the Wiesbaden Campus benefit from FIS’s decades of experience in international education and its status as a founding member of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. All students graduating from FISW can continue their education at the FIS campus in Oberursel, which extends up to Grade 12.
FIS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). It is also a founding member of the International Baccalaureate Organization and has been offering the IB Diploma Program for more than 40 years, as well as an American High School Diploma. FIS is a registered examination center for the IB, PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP exams. The school is a member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and the Association for German International Schools (AGIS).