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Frankfurt am Main
IB curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €21,310
to: €26,420
This school has more than one campus in Frankfurt am Main:
Oberursel Campus - Elementary/Upper School: Ages 7 to 18

Address: An der Waldlust 15 61440 Oberursel, Germany

Oberursel Campus Primary Campus: Ages 3 to 7

Address: Alfred-Lechler-Str. 10 61440 Oberursel, Germany

Wiesbaden Campus: Ages 11 to 18

Address: Rudolf-Dietz-Str. 14 65207 Wiesbaden, Germany

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 56

Most common nationality

US American

Ratio of local students to international students

Approx. 1 local to 5 international

Max. number of students per class

Between 16-22 depending an the age level

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers

In most cases

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we offer extensive instruction in ESL - English as a Second Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Dutch

Use of technology in the classroom

Extensively. SmartBoards are used in all classrooms. Students have access to iPads and laptops up to Grade 5. From Grade 6-12 there is a 1:1 laptop program.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

It depends greatly on the grade level.

Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students

There are no entry exams in general. Sometimes assessments are needed to assist placement in the correct level of certain subjects - for example in English as a Second Language.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registration begins in January for the school year beginning in August.

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

International Baccalaureate Exam

Results in these examinations

Consistently way above the world average.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

There is no religious affiliation at the school.

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

FIS has limited resources for students with special needs and, by policy, can only assist students with mild disabilities.

Learning support offered

An application needs to be submitted to learn whether a child qualifies for learning support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

FIS uses differentiated learning methods and personalized instruction to respond to differences in readiness levels, interests and learning profiles of its students.

Student access to education psychologist

There are dedicated school counselors who provide students and their families with a variety of support services for social and emotional issues, as well as with academic and post-graduation advising at the Upper School level.

School start time

Depending on the division, between 8:30 - 8:40.

School finish time

Depending on the division, between 14:50 and 15:05.

Supervised care before/after school

After school care is available until 17:00 on an optional basis.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The REAL activities program offers wide range of activities, clubs, camps and school trips to both FIS students and community members.

School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Sports activities included

Taught by specialist teachers, our physical education program increases students’ awareness of healthy choices, develops fitness and skill levels, and encourages life-long healthy living. Units include collaborative games, team sports, gymnastics, dance, athletics, and adventure challenge depending on the age level.

Sports facilities at the school

FIS has top-notch sports facilities including three sports halls, two full size Astro Turf fields, three outdoors sports courts, and a complete fitness center.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

FIS has 22 different athletic teams for students in Grades 6-12. For younger children ages 4 -12, team sports (soccer, basketball and baseball) are offered on Saturdays.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our mission is to be the leading, culturally diverse and family-oriented international school with English as the principal language of instruction. We inspire individuals to develop their intellect, creativity and character to become independent, adaptable, socially responsible and internationally minded citizens, by ensuring a dynamic, inquiry-driven education of the highest standard.

Teaching approach of the school

FIS takes an inquiry-based approach to learning.


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