Overview for Prospective Families
Thank you for your interest in Frankfurt International School. With more than 55 nationalities among our student body, we have formed a family-oriented school ready to welcome and support new members into our community.
Founded in 1961 amid the natural beauty of the Taunus mountains, our school has grown from a single historic villa to two distinct campuses. Both sites offer the same high standard of personalized education that includes a close partnership with parents.
It is important for families applying to FIS to understand that space for new students may be limited. The 2020-21 school year will continue to be challenging given that we have seen a lower turnover rate among existing FIS due to the high satisfaction with the school’s response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, as well as the relative safety of our region in Frankfurt.
While we will do everything possible to accommodate incoming families, the continued abundance of applications, along with a lower rate of departure of existing families, will likely result in fewer spaces for new students in the coming year, especially in Grades 6 and above. We therefore strongly recommend that, if possible, families begin the application process at least six months prior to the start of school. However, it is important to note that an early application does not guarantee space availability.
We understand the importance of providing incoming families with a positive transition experience and are excited to share with you A World of Opportunities that await you at FIS. I look forward to meeting your family and offering a more detailed introduction to our school.
Director of Admissions and Advancement