In 1961, a group of six expatriate families joined together to start what is now one of Europe's most respected international schools. If you are looking for a school where students relish the process of learning and strive to achieve the highest levels in all academic, artistic, athletic and service endeavors, we invite your family to join us at Frankfurt International School for a journey of growth and exploration.
What makes one school stand out from all others? Caring and competent graduates who strive to make the world a better place? Strong bonds among its diverse students and families? Or exceptional facilities and the ability to anticipate future learning trends? At Frankfurt International School, we believe the answer is all of the above. We are one of the oldest international schools in Europe and a founding IB school, yet our strength lies not in the past but in the future created for our students.
#10. endless opportunities to learn outside the classroom
Students have countless options to participate in arts, athletics, language learning, and service and leadership while at FIS. Faculty and staff forge lasting relationships and build solid networks through coaching or participating in after school activities.
#9. IT's a place Where family and school meet
Student success isn't just connected to what happens in the classroom and through activities, it's also supported by our extended FIS family. We are truly a family-oriented school where parents and community are warmly embraced and valued.
#8. explore nature from both campuses
The Oberursel Campus sits at the base of the Taunus Mountains and is completely surrounded by forest. Our Wiesbaden Campus is nestled in the countryside and is a short walk to the nearby woods and horse stables. Both campuses are a short distance from the Frankfurt city center.
#7. live and work in the heart of europe
While working at a world-class school, Frankfurt provides possibilities for extensive travel throughout Europe – all while gaining professional development and career growth.
#6. experience with welcoming new families
Transitioning to a new school or job can be challenging. From the first day, FIS provides a welcoming place where faculty, students and their families will quickly feel at home.
#5. extensive bus fleet for school transportation
FIS boasts the largest private school bus system in Germany, contracting with local bus companies to service over 50 different bus routes for students on the Oberursel and Wiesbaden campuses.
#4. connect with others from around the world
FIS families represent more than 60 nationalities, allowing members of the school community to celebrate cultural diversity and form friendships with others from around the world.
#3. ATTEND or teach at ONE of the founding Ib schools
FIS was one of the founding schools for the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in the 1960s. Our school has been offering the IB diploma for over 50 years and 90% of our students pursue the IB Diploma.
#2. committed to faculty professional development
FIS is committed to supporting ongoing professional development for faculty and staff. In addition to hosting experts in the field of education for on-site trainings, the school also supports faculty and staff in taking advantage of conferences around the globe.
#1. continually improving our campus facilities
FIS recently transformed the Wiesbaden campus with a brand new library and state-of-the-art creative arts building to allow for more collaborative and creative learning for all students on campus. The new building includes music rooms and art spaces for visual and digital projects, as well as a black box theater.