Learning in home languages leads to students' confidence and understanding
We ARE Committed to Excellence
We hold our school to the highest standards, knowing that many of our students, who come from over 60 nations, will leave FIS and continue onward to other top-ranked schools around the globe. We are proud of our school’s reputation and long history as a high-achieving IB school, yet our experienced faculty also remain focused on preparing students to be successful in an ever-changing world. Whether it's learning to play a stringed instrument in the Primary School, exploring new worlds through Virtual Reality in Grade 4, or starring as a lead in an Upper School drama performance, FIS offers a challenging and dynamic educational program to fit the individual needs of each student.
Many of our students, who come from over 60 countries, will leave FIS and continue onward to other top-ranked schools around the globe.
We ARe Family Oriented
At FIS we do not simply accept students, we accept families. We take our mission to be a family-oriented school seriously, and strive to create a place where a meaningful partnership of mutual support exists between your home and the school. The richness of FIS is grounded in the way we communicate with our families and actively involve them in our learning community. Parents can volunteer at school, as well as join their own adult classes and special events. Many of our families have traveled far from their countries of origin and we have made it our mission to create a new home for them at FIS.
We strive to create a place where a meaningful partnership of mutual support exists between your home and the school.
we ARe Internationally Minded
Lifelong bonds are formed between our students as they pursue a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. At FIS, students learn that diversity is a strength not only of our school, but for our world community as well. Our students learn about personal and global responsibility through engaging classroom discussions, leadership opportunities, and real-life experiences of helping others inside and outside of the school community. Nothing unites a diverse group better than striving toward a common goal.
Students learn that diversity is a strength not only of our school, but for our world community as well.
We Are A Global Network
Our FIS family extends well beyond those currently on our campuses. FIS Alumni make up an important part of our extended community, representing our school in their lives beyond school and throughout the world. Whether here for their entire primary education, or for just a short time, we consider all former students important members of our FIS family and continue to nurture those connections through an annual FIS Alumni Reunion and other gatherings in countries around the globe.
Whether at FIS for their entire primary education, or for just a short time, we consider all former students important members of our family.
FIS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It is also a founding member of the International Baccalaureate Organization and has been offering the IB Diploma Programme for over 50 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 founding member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), which was renamed The Educational Collaborative for International Schools in 2016, and is also a member of the Association for German International Schools (AGIS).
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