FIS Strategic Plan 2016-2019The Frankfurt International School Strategic Plan is a community document. It has thousands of authors because it was written with the input received from students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni.
At FIS we listen to our constituents through community surveys, welcome breakfasts with new families, grade-level parent information sessions, and monthly meetings with faculty and staff. Our Board of Trustees, all of whom are current FIS parents, holds open meetings throughout the year for community input and delves deeply into the operations of the school through its committee meetings, which also include community members.
Our efforts to listen to our community have resulted in a common theme that resonates with our students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni. This common message is a desire for our students to be given every possible opportunity that will support their success.
Throughout the school year we are constantly seeking an answer to the question, 'How can our school become even stronger?
To evolve further as an institution means to advance the levels of excellence in our teaching and academic programs, and to expand opportunities for all community members to maximize their FIS experience. Our goal to “reach higher” is intended to take our already strong performance results further than ever before. We will ensure that FIS remains a place where learning is both challenging and enjoyable. We believe that engaging in work that may require great effort is well worth the journey because the results are both meaningful and rewarding.
The Strategic Planning Team, which is comprised of members from all constituent groups, meets twice a year to listen to presentations by the leadership team and outside educational experts to ensure the Strategic Plan is aligned with best practices in education.
We make a concerted effort to listen because our Mission Statement promises to build a “family-oriented” school with an “inquiry driven education of the highest standard.” While we have one of the most diverse school communities in Europe, we remain a united FIS Family. We know that we can only achieve our ambitious goals if we listen to one another and apply what we learn to better meet the needs of our students and families.