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a place to try new things

Part of school is having fun, meeting new friends, learning new skills and discovering new interests. Our REAL (Recreation, Enrichment, and Learning) Activities Program has hundreds of extra-curricular classes for students and adults, taught by FIS teachers and community instructors. 

Within our REAL Program, students can enroll in music, dance, or language courses, participate in sports or martial arts, sharpen their STEM skills or join our supervised Kids Club playgroups. 

Parents can participate, too – whether it's learning German or starting a new physical fitness routine – and classes are offered both during the day and into the evening. With more than 200 course offerings each year, the REAL Program provides yet another opportunity for FIS community members to pursue their passion and meet others. 

The REAL Program runs three separate terms per year; each is approximately 8-10 weeks in length. An online brochure is published prior to the start of each term with comprehensive information about the courses offered.

additional programs offered through real activities

Classes for Students and Adults

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Arts Academy

Courses within the Arts Academy vary by term, but have included art, drawing and painting classes, cooking and culinary arts, knitting as well as clay works and pottery.

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Language Academy

The REAL Program often offers courses for both native and non-native language speakers, at both the adult and student level. Examples of past courses include English, German, Spanish and Dutch.

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performing Arts Academy

Whether it's a music lesson, dance, poetry or public speaking, there is sure to be a Performing Arts Academy offering to suit Primary and Elementary students and adults alike. 

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Sport & wellness Academy

Sports, Games and Health activities within the REAL Program range from social sport to health and fitness, and almost everything in-between for younger students and adults. 

Students working at work table on design technology projects (laser cut lanterns)

STEM Academy

From our Makerspaces to Design Technology labs, students are challenged to push their creativity, design thinking and problem solving skills to the maximum in STEM Academy classes.

Boys playing at Kids Club


Kids Club is an ideal choice for students who need to stay after school or before/after an REAL Program activity. Email to register students.


Class Offerings


Registrations Each Year


Class Offerings for Adults


Class offerings for Primary and Elementary Students

Contact Our REAL activities Team

Martha Boston-Majetic
REAL Activities Director
Tel: +49 (0) 6171-2024-497

Amanda Urbach
Athletic and Activities Department
Tel: +49 (0) 6171-2024-819

Donny Hansen
FISW REAL Activities Coordinator