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a place to be creative

Paintings with Face Masks

FIS has earned its world-class reputation not only from nurturing students' intellectual abilities, but also by stimulating their creative potential. From the early grades through our Upper School, a student's education at FIS is enriched with art, music, drama, dance, and a variety of other creative endeavors. 

In the Primary and Elementary School on both the FIS Oberursel and FIS Wiesbaden campus, art, music, choir, drama, and dance are part of the curriculum and taught by specialist teachers. String lessons are available at all levels beginning in Grade 1, and students can register for additional classes such as ballet, guitar, theater, and private music lessons through the REAL Activities Program.

Middle School and High School students have classes and extra-curricular options for music, band, strings, dance, drama, choir, digital and visual arts. 

Girls drawing portraits in art class

visual arts | first steps-Grade 12

Boy with camera

digital arts | grades 2-12

Young students playing strings

strings | grades 1-12

Boys playing trumpet

band | grades 5-12

Ballet Dancer

dance | grades 8-12

Elementary School students in choir

choir | first steps-grade 12

Beauty and the Beast

drama | first steps-Grade 12

Meet Our Artists

The best part about the arts program at FIS is the variety of mediums that we get to work with. The teachers support our interest in everything from acrylic paintings to sewing to sculptures, and much more. In art classes, we are granted a lot of freedom to choose what we want to create, which encourages us to think outside the lines and express ourselves freely. In addition, we go to museum visits and have workshops as a part of the course, which adds a real-world element into the class.


Grade 11 Student

Art Student by the playground


Visual and Performing Art Electives


Drama, Music, Dance Productions/Exhibitions Per Year


Years of IB Diploma Results in the Arts


Dedicated Arts Spaces and Studios Between 2 Campuses