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Students exploring the forest

FIS opened its doors in Oberursel in 1961 as the second international school in Germany and faced stellar growth as the demand for an international education grew faster than the offerings. In the late 1980s, the mayor of Wiesbaden saw the rapid increase in the number of global companies in the Rhine Main region and understood the connection between international business and international education. In 1992, the International School of Wiesbaden (ISW) opened in Wiesbaden. 

As the school grew, it was a step ahead of the Oberursel campus in terms of technology. The campus also introduced mixed-age groups, support for students with special needs, German traffic safety lessons, and outdoor learning excursions. 

In 2014, the school expanded its classes to include Grades 6-8. Because of its small size, FIS Wiesbaden has been able to inspire dedication and great leadership. In 2019, the campus began a major renovation to include a new library and media center, more than three times the space as before. In 2021, the new ACE (Arts and Creativity in Education) Center opened providing a state-of-the-art facility for the creative arts. 

Don't forget to visit our Oberursel Campus

Wiesbaden Campus

Our recently redesigned Wiesbaden campus (FISW) serves more than 200 children from age 3 through Grade 8. This countryside campus, is known for its family-centered community. Following the same curriculum as the Oberursel students, this smaller campus provides a warm and personal atmosphere that allows for a supportive and personally challenging environment where every student is known and respected. Students in Primary School and Elementary School have the best of both worlds – the latest technology while surrounded by nature. While Middle School students benefit from the same outstanding facilities, they enjoy their own wing of the school specially designed for developing teenagers. 

View of FISW from the sky

The Wiesbaden campus sits nestled in the Naroud countryside. The school houses 200 students. With the recent additions of the ACE Center, it has nearly doubled in size. 

Hallway at FISW

Elementary School students (Grades 2-5) have their own section of the campus. 

FISW Commons

"The Commons" is a shared space for lunch, full-school assemblies, and where parents can meet during drop off and pick up. The upstairs has special seating where students can collaborate. 

Front entrance to the new library
Wiesbaden library

The newly expanded FIS Wiesbaden library has become a place not only to check out books, but a place for students to explore and collaborate. 

Students learning in the forest

All grade levels venture to the nearby forest for designated forest days or to explore math and science lessons (for the Middle School students). As a result, the forest has be incorporated as part of the learning day. 

Kids in the Outdoor Learning Classroom

Directly adjacent to the Wiesbaden campus is the enclosed Outdoor Learning Classroom. All grade levels spend time out in this classroom during the week incorporating science, math, and engineering concepts while taking advantage of the natural environment. 

FIS Wiesbaden