Student OrganizationsBeyond the classroom, Upper School students have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of groups, including:
Grade 6-12 Acrobatics Is a club of alternative sporting talents. This is not a beginner class, but we recruit individuals with a variety of aptitudes in more extreme sports such as gymnastics, parkour, martial arts and trampoline to train together. Group members collaboratively choreograph to showcase what they've learned and created together.
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. The FIS group aims to support the world of Human Rights Advocates.
Bike to School Club
The purpose of this activity is to provide students from Königstein and Falkenstein with the opportunity of cycling to school. This will result in them improving their health and reducing carbon emissions.
Recycling Bottle tops in conjunction with ES projects.
Boy Scouts – Troop 43 FIS
The Boy Scouts offers FIS boys an opportunity to learn new skills, meet challenges, work as teams and experience leadership roles. The Boy Scouts experience helps build members' first aid, camping, hiking, safety and wellness skills, enabling them to earn a diverse set of merit badges and ultimately, an Eagle Scout Rank – of which Troop 43 has a rich heritage. Troop 43 is part of the Trans Atlantic Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Learn more about the Boy Scouts Troop 43 at FIS.
Clean Water Initiatives
CWI is a group of students who work to raise awareness as well as provide direct help to those in need of water and sanitation by sponsoring projects in these areas.
Duke Of Edinburgh International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, currently operating in over 130 countries and territories. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development outside the classroom. It also allows students achievements to be consistently recognized worldwide, giving young people unique international accreditation of their experiences, valued by employers and universities.
eSports Gaming Club
Students participate in eSports video gaming with a strategy and team-oriented focus in mind. We organize and participate in eSports competitions both in-school at FIS and out-of-school (online).
FIS Debate Team
The FIS Debate Team is where students can harness their passion for debate, and improve their public speaking and negotiation skills through competition and practice.
FIS InterAct Club Rotary
FIS InterAct Club (FISIAC) Rotary's aim is to take action and build international understanding, while making new friends around the world.
Frankfurt International School Herald (FISH)
The Frankfurt International School Herald is the Upper School's newspaper, created by Grade 6-12 students.
Helping by Giving is a CAS Project with two central aims: to create awareness for the countless and complex reasons why people are homeless, consequently reducing the prejudice associated with homeless people, and to raise money to support the Frankfurter Tafel in their dedicated service.
Girl Up supports UN programs promoting the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries.
Global Issues Network
The Global Issues Network's mission is to help students realize they can make a difference by empowering them to work internationally with their peers to develop solutions for global issues.
HIV/AIDS Awareness Group
The HIV/AIDS Awareness Group’s mission is to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS throughout the students and staff at FIS and educate students and teachers about HIV/AIDS throughout schools in Africa.
The International Children's Awareness for Peace (I-CAP) project's aim is to promote peace in our world and spread awareness for peace in war-torn areas.
In this group, students aim to raise awareness regarding the malnourished and neglected dogs of Thailand, as well as working with animal shelters here in Germany.
The Kalahari Group is a group that focuses on raising awareness and funds to support the children in the Moshaweng Valley in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa.
Model United Nations
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences, which are typically organized by a high school or college MUN club.
Nature Club (Grade 6-8)
The Grade 6-8 Nature Club is a student led group of environmentalists who meet for lunch each Wednesday to either go out in nature (forest walk or picnic) or collaborate in an environmental initiative, raise awareness through events like the earth week photo challenge. We have also worked with grounds and administration in discussing concepts for developing school gardens for educational purposes.
Oberursel Youth Council
A representative counsel from all secondary schools within the Oberursel Town Council.
Students involved in Oceans Aware aim to educate and ultimately spread awareness about current marine issues and threats to marine life.
Operation Smile aims to raise awareness and funds to provide safe, effective surgery for those affected by cleft lip/palate.
Peace of Mind
Raising awareness for mental health issues, specifically in teenagers.
With the motto "Everybody deserves a chance," the Poland Drive service group is dedicated to supporting a children's home in Poland through fundraising campaigns and a bi-annual visit.
Refugees In Oberursel
The Refugee Project aims to make the transitions for refugee families, with a focus on children, as easy and fun as possible by interacting and talking to the kids on a more eye-level perspective and in a safe environment.
Our Robotics Club engages students in learning how to ‘think like a robot’ using computational thinking methods and block coding. Our goal is develop students programming abilities while challenging their creative problem solving skills through hands on activities and projects.
Student Athletic Council
This student-run organization works with the Athletic Department and Athletic Booster Club to promote sports and support athletes. Participation includes planning pep assemblies, wearing the "Frankie the Warrior Bear" mascot outfit, organizing dodge ball tournaments and more. The Council meets weekly and all students are welcome.
SYQ State Your Questions (LGTBQ+)
An open forum that provides a safe space to discuss personal and often controversial questions.
Voices In Peers
The FIS student group will be a body of students of the upper grade levels that offer assistance to younger peers with shared nationalities and/or ethnicities. Such service will cover, but not be limited to, aid in social elements in terms of communication, tolerance, and expression.
Wilderness International Network
To protect the earth’s fragile natural treasures. We strive to inspire young people, which is our most precious Natural resource.
Our service project aims to spread awareness of hunger and starvation among people around the world, help contribute to our own community, and develop more global learners in our school.