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A PLACE to connect with community

Throughout the school year, FIS hosts a wide variety of events to benefit the entire community. It is through these festivals, performances, presentations and seminars that families form friendships and witness first-hand all that our school can offer from the youngest learners through high school. Over the years, we've welcomed visiting authors, hosted science symposiums, and highlighted our esteemed IB graduates in their accomplishments. School events are open to all community members from both campuses and often, the local community as well. 

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, in-person events are not currently being held on our campuses. We have moved as many events as possible to a virtual format. 

Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL WORLDFEST 2021: 7-9 MAY, Online

The FIS PTG is organizing Worldfest to be virtual this year due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. The PTG will create an online page with pre-recorded videos submitted by different countries that showcase the cultural diversity and talent of our community. The PTG invites members of the community that are interested in sharing the culture and traditions of their home country to please contact their country representative or email PTG@fis.edu directly for more information.

The Worldfest Committee is also looking for students to submit 3-5 minute videos celebrating their heritage by singing, dancing or playing instruments. 

Family events 

On both the Oberursel and Wiesbaden campuses, parents organize annual events such as Worldfest, Applefest, International Fest, Welcome BBQs, Summer Fete, and the Harvest Party as opportunities for families to socialize and engage with faculty and staff. 

We always welcome volunteers to help us plan these events each year. Visit our Parents page for more information on how to get involved. 

Adult helping a student make apple juice

Applefest: Held in the fall each year on the Oberursel campus, this family event is one of the main fundraisers for the service organizations, and it is a great time for families to meet and mingle. Food and drinks are sold by the various service groups, and games are provided for the younger students. 

Students with local fire brigade

Summer Fete: The Wiesbaden campus hosts Summer Fete each year to say goodbye to the school year and welcome the summer months. 

Students at worldfest

Worldfest: There are few events that so vibrantly capture the essence of our multi-cultural community better than Worldfest on the Oberursel campus. 

Families at the BBQ

Welcome Back BBQ: New families are welcomed to campus and returning families catch up over the the summer during each campuses Welcome Back BBQ. 

Performances

Our extensive Performing Arts program begins with our youngest learners and continues all the way through to the Upper School. Music, art, dance and drama classes offer a range of opportunities from beginners interested in exploring new creative outlets to experienced performers looking to hone their craft. 

Throughout the year, these artist perform in a number of performances open to the entire FIS community. 

Students singing in choir.

FIS hosted the Middle School AMIS Choir Festival. 

Strings playing at church

The Upper School strings performs twice a year at various locations in the local community. Everyone is welcome to see these accomplished young musicians. 

Student dancing at performance
Students after one of the performances

Grade 11 and 12 students showcase highlights of their IB Music Performance and Composition work.

Special Events and Presentations

Throughout the year, we host a variety of events for the community to explore new areas of interest. In the past we have held science symposiums, author discussions, career days, TEDx Talks, and forums for IB students to present their research and feature their creative arts. 

Students speaking at TEDx.

In 2019, FIS hosted its first-ever TEDx conference. Eight student presenters worked for two years to make this happen. Students presented their 'ideas worth sharing' ranging from women in STEM and the future of transportation to life as a third culture kid and how vaccines work. 

AI Symposium panel

In 2019, students and parents were given an opportunity to learn more about the world of Artificial Intelligence through a series of events. 

Students presenting their science projects

IB Students present their research in a poster session for faculty and parents. Poster session topics ranged from work with our new 3D microscope to a physics exploration into helicopter blade efficiency. 

Students viewing art work

Learn and Connect Through Our Events