|The Frankfurt International School
(FIS) is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an
educational program from playschool, pre-primary through grade 12
for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1961.
The school year runs from August 18 to June 24.
The School is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees, all with
voting rights. Six members are elected by the parents of children
enrolled in the school, and five are appointed by the Board from the
wider community. A faculty/staff member is elected by the faculty
and staff of FIS. Honorary Board members may also be appointed.
Curriculum: The curriculum is international, centered
around the programs of the International Baccalaureate with strong
emphasis on academic rigor and preparation for university studies.
Instruction is in English and German. French and Spanish are offered
as foreign languages. An immersion program in German is offered at
certain grade levels. A first-language (mother tongue) program is
also offered in several languages. English-as-a-Second-Language is
offered in all grades with basic proficiency levels expected in the
upper grades. Numerous co-curricular activities are available in
drama, music, arts, literary activities and sports. The School is
accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
and the European Council of International Schools.
Faculty: In the 2005-2006 school year, there are 186
faculty members. These figures include the Wiesbaden campus (ISW).
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year,
enrollment was 1,744. These figures include the Wiesbaden campus.
Facilities: The 16-acre campus contains a main building
for the elementary and upper schools and a separate, purpose-built
primary school for children aged 3-7 years. These buildings comprise
100 classrooms, art and music rooms, 3 libraries, 9 science and 5
computer labs, 2 cafeterias, an auditorium/performing arts center,
as well as specialist rooms for learning support and counseling. In
addition, there is a separate block for central administration, a
play area, 3 gymnasiums, a grass sports field and an all-weather
field. The School operates a branch campus in Wiesbaden for
Playschool (age 3) through grade 6. The campus was completed in 1998
and includes all relevant facilities including a gymnasium, computer
lab, library, cafeteria and play and recreational space. Additional
facilities are currently being developed as part of Stage 1 of our
campus construction plan.
Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year, the School's
income derives from regular day school tuition and fees. Annual
tuition rates are as follows: PP-grades 4: $16,012; grade 5:
$16,253; grades 6-8: $18,060; grades 9-10: $18,663; grade 11:
$19,025; and grade 12: $19,422. The registration fee is $602 for new
students. The School also charges a capital assessment fee of $7,229
for students on first enrollment to be paid in two installments,
$3,615 each in the first two years. The re-enrollment fee is $157,
and transportation costs are $1,602-$2,337. These fees are payable
in euros. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars at rate of
Mr. Mark Ulfers, Head of School
Frankfurt International School
An der Waldlust 15
61440 Oberursel, Germany