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International elementary & high school in Frankfurt, Germany

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Frankfurt International School (FIS):
Frankfurt International School (FIS) together with the International School Wiesbaden (ISW) is the largest and second oldest international school in Germany. It takes an inquiry-based approach to learning utilizing the Primary Years Program and the IB Diploma Program employing only well-qualified and experienced faculty and staff.

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Photo of International elementary & high school in Frankfurt, GermanyFIS Primary School (First Steps - grade 1):
FIS and ISW are leading members of the International Baccalaureate Organisaton and implement a curriculum in the Primary School based on the principles espoused by the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The PYP is designed for students ages 3 - 12, and offers a comprehensive, inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning.

It provides an internationally designed model for concurrency in learning and incorporates guidelines on student learning styles, teaching methodologies and assessment strategies.

What's so special about the Primary School?
There are so many things that make it special, that it's difficult to list them all. From the highly qualified homeroom and specialist teachers and support staff, to the beautiful light-filled building (purpose-built and completed in August of 2001) and its wooded surroundings, the school is an ideal place in which young children can learn.

FIS Elementary School (grades 2-5):
Image of International elementary & high school in Frankfurt, GermanyThe FIS Elementary School is on the main FIS campus, where students in Grades 2 through 5 are taught. The curriculum in the Elementary School offers a balanced program of academic studies and extra-curricular activities, which aim at helping all students of all nationalities develop self-awareness and a love of learning.

The Elementary School follows the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the IB. the heart of the PYP philosophy is a commitment to structured inquiry as an ideal vehicle for learning.

Through the Programme of Inquiry it seeks to enable children to view their world with understanding, sensitivity and fairness. It is important for students to understand how human beings build their cultures, how they value their past, present and future, and how they impact the environment. Children also need to develop the ability to solve problems and recognize the need, value and appropriateness of sharing and cooperation as world citizens, valuing our differences and our similarities as human beings.

FISPhotos of Frankfurt International School (FIS) Upper School
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The Upper School provides a well-balanced education for some 850 students, Grades 6 - 12, delivered by 85 faculty members. While there is no separation between Middle School and High School, developmentally appropriate practices and accommodations are made at each grade level, with the majority of faculty teaching across all grade levels.

Students are provided with many opportunities to develop academically, socially and emotionally with courses designed to provide them with the skills and opportunities to develop the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and also fulfill the mission of our school.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme:
The Diploma Programme is based on the pattern of no single country but strikes a balance between the specialization required in some national systems of education and the breadth preferred in others. Students who satisfy the demands of the Diploma demonstrate a strong commitment to learning, both in terms of the mastery of subject content and in the development of the skills and discipline necessary for success in a competitive world.

Picture of International elementary & high school in Frankfurt, GermanyColleges and universities throughout the world welcome and value students who have achieved a IB Diploma.

At FIS, Grade 10 students decide, with the recommendation of their teachers and counselors, whether or not to pursue the full IB Diploma Programme while in Grades 11 and 12, or to take IB certificates in individual subjects. In both cases students must sit the examinations provided by the IB.

The Diploma Programme is a comprehensive and rigorous two-year curriculum leading to a set of external examinations taken by students in May of their final year at FIS. Students pursuing the IB Diploma study six subjects. Typically three subjects are higher level, and the remaining three are at standard level.Currently, over 75% of our students graduate with the IB diploma. Those not taking the full IB Diploma Programme receive a FIS High School diploma.


FIS also operates a branch in Wiesbaden for students age 3 to Grade 8: 

Images of Frankfurt International School (FIS)International School Wiesbaden (ISW)
International School Wiesbaden, founded in 1992, is a division of Frankfurt International School. Many of the ISW faculty have been here since its inception and take great pride in the school’s growth and achievements. The school currently enrolls about 250 students aged 3 to 12 in First Steps through Grade 8.

One of the great benefits of a smaller school is the warm and intimate atmosphere it provides. This atmosphere allows us to create a supportive, yet challenging environment where students feel respected and valued. It is in this atmosphere that we believe students learn best, and we take great pride in preparing students to gain maximum benefit from the time they spend in the school.

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is offered from First Steps through Grade 5. The Grade 6 program at ISW is is identical to the main FIS campus.

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Address: An der Waldlust 15, Oberursel near Frankfurt, Hessen, 61440, Germany
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Zinzendorfschulen - Private boarding school in south-west Germany
Courses / Programs
Zinzendorf Schools have been around for 211 years, and offers boarding school for girls and boys of all denominations and nationalities in grades 5 to 13.

Funded by the Moravian Church, which is part of the Protestant Church, the educational approach of our schools has been characterised by Christian values and openness.

The Zinzendorf schools are among the largest state-recognized private schools with boarding school facilities.

Our boarding houses in Königsfeld in the Black Forest region (in the state of Baden-Württemberg in south-west Germany, close to Freiburg, France and Switzerland) is open to students of all denominations and nationalities, and provide around 70 boys and girls in grades 5 to 13 with a “temporary second home”.

The nearest international airports in Stuttgart (Germany), Zurich and Basle (in Switzerland) can be easily reached within one to two hours.
Educational Tracks
• Gymnasium offering general education; grades 8/9 with language, science or arts options
• Gymnasium specialising in business and economics
• Gymnasium specialising in social and health sciences – social affairs option
• Realschule (secondary school)
• Two year Berufsfachschule (technical vocational school) for home economics and nutrition/business and economics
• Berufskolleg (vocational college) for social education
• Fachschule (training/specialised school) for social education / social care.
Phorms Education, Frankfurt City
Courses / Programs
Phorms Education is an internationally-minded private school in the Holzhausen district of Frankfurt City, in the Hesse region of West-Central Germany. We currently offer whole-day bilingual education in German and English for students at primary-school level from Grades 1 - 4 and further expansion is planned. We also work closely with the Phorms Education Taunus campus which is only 20 minutes from Frankfurt city centre and offers kindergarten, primary and secondary school programs.

The curriculum taught in our private school is based on the outline curriculum of the federal state of Hessen. We also use the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) in the subjects English, mathematics and science. Our students are taught bilingually according to the immersion concept (German-English).

We place particular emphasis in differentiated learning, the fostering of individual abilities and talents. In this regard, the Hessen Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs has awarded us the “Quality mark for schools which offer particular support to highly gifted students”.
- Bilingual primary school education (German / English) for children in Grades 1 - 4
International School Villa Amalienhof, Berlin
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in the Spandau area to the west of Berlin, International School Villa Amalienhof (ISVA) is a day school which follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales and the Berliner Rahmenlehrplan. We offer exclusive, quality education from primary school to sixth form to local and international children. In addition we have a bilingual Early Years Centre for children aged 2-5 which follows the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Berliner Bildungsplan.

The children are taught in friendly, modern, well-equipped classrooms. International School Villa Amalienhof’s facilities include two libraries, a science laboratory and two IT suites. Most classrooms are equipped with an interactive whiteboard and a computer.

Over 25 different nationalities make up the student body at the International School Villa Amalienhof. The children learn from each other, furthermore cultural awareness, tolerance, open communication and cosmopolitanism are taught. We want our students to become global citizens.
- Bilingual Early Years Center for children (ages 2-5)
- Primary School
- Secondary School
- Sixth Form

In our bilingual stream we are planning to introduce internationally recognised university entrance courses (International Baccalaureate and bilingual Abitur) to our 6th Form students.

ISVA offers the unique possibility in Berlin of studying the English National Curriculum and following IGCSEs with A-Levels.
Obermenzinger Gymnasium, Munich
Courses / Programs
Obermenzinger Gymnasium private, bilingual secondary school in North-west Munich, Germany that features bilingual concepts designed for families with an English speaking background. Our school follows the Bavarian curriculum, leads to the Abitur, and promotes and fosters the German language as well as English.

The subjects being taught bilingually will vary throughout the various grade levels to ensure that subject vocabulary is learned in English as well as in German.
Bi-lingual (English & German) Secondary School Programs:

- Natur und Technik (Natural Sciences & Technology)
- Mathematics
- PE

These subjects are all taught bilingually, following the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) approach
International School Hamburg
Courses / Programs
Located in Gross Flottbek, in the Altona district of northwest Hamburg in northern Germany, the International School Hamburg is a co-educational day school for Primary 1 (age 3) to Grade 12. The school was founded in 1957 as the first international school in Germany and offers an early childhood program, junior and senior school with programs taught primarily in English, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, a special needs department and English as a Second Language.

The International School Hamburg has been offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) since 1979. It is recognised as a pre-university course and is designed to facilitate the mobility of students and to promote international understanding. The International School Hamburg exists to provide and international education conducted primarily in English for members of the expatriate and internationally mobile German communities resident in Hamburg. ISH is a member of the European Council of International School, the North-West European Council of International Schools, the Association of German International Schools, and the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
- Day Programs from primary 1 (age 3) to Grade 12
- Programs are taught primarily in English
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
- Early Childhood Program
- Junior School
- Senior School
- English as a Second Language Classes
- Special Need Department for small group learning
Platanus Schule Berlin
Courses / Programs
Platanus Schule Berlin is an independently-operated bilingual (German / English) educational institution in the heart of Berlin-Pankow. It comprises a kindergarten, preschool, primary school and secondary school. We provide children and adolescents with all the important skills they need to lead a rich and fulfilling life.

Our modern and integrated educational concept is based on academically endorsed teaching and learning methods that are proven in practice, and is free of educational or denominational dogmas. We maintain an open school culture with both internal and external evaluations of teaching quality.

We provide a safe and secure environment in which children’s natural curiosity and open-mindedness is nurtured. We recognise the individual needs of each child and we take these seriously. At Platanus Schule Berlin, children can learn in peace, without anxiety; they can test out new ideas, discover themselves, develop their talents, make courageous moves, learn to question the world around them and develop their social skills. Our students discover the importance of taking responsibility for themselves, for others and for their communities in an ever-changing world.
- Kindergarten / Preschool
- Primary School
- Secondary School

According to different age groups and interests, students can choose from a wide variety of clubs, activities and courses. They are encouraged to participate for at least one semester.