Learning support is provided in each of our divisions by Learning Support teachers who offer a range of services including in-class support or small group instruction. The program is designed to serve a small number of students in need of academic assistance or with mild disabilities. However, it is important to note that FIS only offers a limited program for students with special learning needs.
All students at FIS are expected to meet the academic demands of our curriculum with no more than "minimal support" – defined as less than 200 minutes a week of service. Success at FIS is based on the expectation that all students behave in an emotionally and socially responsible way with average to above-average intelligence.
In the Primary School, if the Learning Support team (including parents) comes to an agreement that a child’s learning might benefit from extra support due to a discrepancy between their performance and grade-level expectations, an additional plan may be developed.
Due to the structure FIS has set up surrounding its current Learning Support program, the school is not able to accommodate students requiring intensive, daily individual help because of severe emotional, behavioral or learning challenges.
For specifics on qualifying for the Learning Support Program at FIS, please download our Guidelines for Documenting Special Needs.