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Message from Head of School, Dr. Paul M. Fochtman

One of the most important decisions parents must make is choosing the right school for their children. A school is not simply a building where students are supervised while being taught a check-list of subjects. It is the foundation upon which a passion for learning is built. It is a network of experienced professionals that help incoming families quickly adapt and feel a belonging to something greater than themselves. It is a caring community.

Deciding on the right school has become even more difficult during the present pandemic. In addition to evaluating the fit of a school’s curriculum, its values and performance outcomes, parents’ concerns for campus health and safety is now also at the forefront. At FIS we have close contact with leading local and international health experts that support our school’s five nurses and help guide the daily meeting of our Crisis Team. We are open and transparent in communicating with our parents as we navigate the challenges before us.

Whether you will be joining us from across the globe or transferring from within the greater Frankfurt region, you can expect to find a school that lives up to its mission of inspiring each unique member of its community to achieve their greatest potential as a scholar, artist, athlete, leader and person of character. I invite you to visit our school to witness our World of Opportunities.

Dr. Paul M. Fochtman
Head of School