At FIS, you will find a welcoming home in which to explore, have fun and think beyond yourself.
While academic success is at the center of school life, the arts, sciences, humanities, language learning, life skills and athletics provide the foundation for our learning community.
Our teaching and learning practices, rooted in the International Baccalaureate (IB), help students at all ages and grade levels make connections across academic disciplines and challenge them to achieve their highest potential as individuals – and as caring, ethical and adaptable global citizens.
Shortly after opening our doors in 1961, FIS became a founding IB school, forging the path for the world-class program. In 2021, our average IB score was 39, making FIS one of the few schools in Europe with such a high average.
Our mission is to be the leading, culturally diverse and family-oriented international school with English as the principal language of instruction. We inspire individuals to develop their intellect, creativity and character to become independent, adaptable, socially responsible and internationally minded citizens, by ensuring a dynamic, inquiry-driven education of the highest standard.
#10. endless opportunities to learn outside the classroom
Students have countless options to participate in arts, athletics, language learning, and service and leadership while at FIS. Faculty and staff forge lasting relationships and build solid networks through coaching or participating in after school activities.
#9. IT's a place Where family and school meet
Student success isn't just connected to what happens in the classroom and through activities, it's also supported by our extended FIS family. We are truly a family-oriented school where parents and community are warmly embraced and valued.
#8. explore nature from both campuses
The Oberursel Campus sits at the base of the Taunus Mountains and is completely surrounded by forest. Our Wiesbaden Campus is nestled in the countryside and is a short walk to the nearby woods and horse stables. Both campuses are a short distance from the Frankfurt city center.
#7. live and work in the heart of europe
While working at a world-class school, Frankfurt provides possibilities for extensive travel throughout Europe – all while gaining professional development and career growth.
#6. experience with welcoming new families
Transitioning to a new school or job can be challenging. From the first day, FIS provides a welcoming place where faculty, students and their families will quickly feel at home.
#5. extensive bus fleet for school transportation
FIS boasts the largest private school bus system in Germany, contracting with local bus companies to service over 50 different bus routes for students on the Oberursel and Wiesbaden campuses.
#4. connect with others from around the world
FIS families represent more than 60 nationalities, allowing members of the school community to celebrate cultural diversity and form friendships with others from around the world.
#3. ATTEND ONE of the founding Ib schools
FIS was one of the founding schools for the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in the 1960s. Our school has been offering the IB diploma for over 50 years and 90% of our students pursue the IB Diploma.
#2. committed to faculty professional development
FIS is committed to supporting ongoing professional development for faculty and staff. In addition to hosting experts in the field of education for on-site trainings, the school also supports faculty and staff in taking advantage of conferences around the globe.
#1. continually improving our campus facilities
FIS recently transformed the Wiesbaden campus with a brand new library and state-of-the-art creative arts building to allow for more collaborative and creative learning for all students on campus. The new building includes music rooms and art spaces for visual and digital projects, as well as a black box theater.
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Our campuses are currently open to parents and other outside visitors based on the 3G criteria (proof of vaccination, recovery from Covid-19, or proof of a negative test). All visitors who are not currently members of the FIS community must complete this FIS Visitor Request Form to access campus.