What started in 1961 with 120 students in a historic villa has grown into a sprawling campus with approximately 1,800 students. Frankfurt International School has continued to evolve with its growing student body, adding a three-story Upper School, new Elementary School and purpose-built Primary School over the last four decades.
Further developments have included the school's Arts, Science and Technology wing, which was inaugurated by Hessen's Minister of Finance Karlheinz Weimar in 2007, and a state-of-the art Auditorium, which opened in 2011.
Most recently, FIS completed one of its most ambitious building projects – the Stroth Center for Learning and Athletics – which serves as a focal point for all visitors to the Oberursel campus, and is a symbol of our school’s commitment to inspire a balance of intellect, creativity and character development within our students.
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The Primary School is a purpose-built facility for young children with outdoor play areas, a library, gymnasium, and cafeteria – and surrounded by lush forest and hiking trails. Only half a kilometer from the Elementary and Upper School facility, the Primary School educates over 220 students from age 3 through Grade 1. The early years program at FIS provides a joyful introduction to school and learning.
The Elementary School, consisting of approximately 450 students in Grades 2 through 5, sits adjacent to the Upper School. While the Elementary School students share some facilities, such as the cafeteria, gym, and theater space with the Upper School, multiple age-appropriate playgrounds, outdoor learning spaces and a separate library allow these younger children to explore their "school within a school."
The Middle School and High School, combined into the Upper School (Grades 6-12), provides students with a rich and demanding college preparatory program, as well as extra-curricular activities and athletics, organized clubs, and service projects that often lead to travel and exchanges in other parts of Europe and beyond. Success in the FIS Upper School leads to opportunities to enter the world’s top colleges and universities with the support of FIS college counselors.