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  • Frankfurt International School: Primary Years Programme (PYP)
    other people have the opportunity for involvement in responsible action and social service How will I know how my child is doing The PYP promotes the use of a range of assessment strategies which are designed to give a clear picture of your child s progress At FIS progress is reported to you regularly both orally and in writing You are encouraged to play an active role in supporting your child s learning How can I support my child s learning The PYP sees learning as a partnership between student parent and school You can help your child by maintaining regular contact with the school sharing books with your child supporting your child s mother tongue development assisting your child with research projects attending curriculum information sessions at school and parent teacher conferences providing an appropriate setting and structured routine for homework Will the PYP help my child fit into another school Although no school or curriculum can guarantee a perfect fit when children transfer particularly to a school in a different country parents may be reassured by the following points Transfer to schools following a national curriculum The PYP draws on research and best practice from a range of national systems and on a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant engaging challenging and significant educational framework for all children After an initial adjustment period students transferring from international schools usually have no trouble with the standards of national schools Transfer to other schools offering the PYP Students in other schools implementing the PYP curriculum will have common learning experiences in terms of conceptual development skill acquisition positive attitudes and meaningful action There will be less uniformity of specific content in certain areas since schools will naturally wish to reflect the unique nature of

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  • Frankfurt International School: FISW Grades 6-8
    and interests Small classes a project based approach and formative and summative assessment practices ensure high student engagement and maximum student growth Dynamic Inquiry driven Education Science Math English and Humanities courses fully align with the FIS Oberursel campus to establish a successful transition into the Upper School at FIS or the international school of choice upon family relocation Creative Challenge Exploration Options Students in FISW s Grade 6 8 program can choose from a wide range of both classical and modern electives including Fine Arts Drawing Painting Sculpture Performing Arts Choir Music Instrumental Ensembles Drama Digital Arts Photography Film Production and Design Media Journalism Engineering Enrichment Software Development Basic Programming and Coding Robotics Global Studies and Citizenship Language studies are offered in German and Spanish with French and Russian Korean and Chinese based on interest Language immersion trips and service learning opportunities afford students in FISW s Grade 6 8 program experiences beyond the classroom Primary School Alfred Lechler Str 10 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 500 Elementary Upper School An der Waldlust 15 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 0 Wiesbaden Campus Rudolf Dietz Str 14 65207 Wiesbaden Germany 49 0 6127 9940 0 Facebook

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  • Frankfurt International School: Performing Arts
    wishing to learn to play guitar or violin Two concerts during the school year provide instrumentalists an opportunity to showcase their musical skills Choir at FISW On our Wiesbaden Campus students in Grades 1 and 2 can participate in Junior Choir while students in Grades 4 7 can participate in the FISW Singers Both choirs take place after school and perform in our music concerts and assemblies throughout the year Drama at FISW Drama is integrated across the curriculum at FISW and taught by all teachers All students from First Steps to Grade 7 have regular opportunities to develop their drama skills and regularly present or perform to our school community and parents Once a year each student participates in an age appropriate stage performance for parents This is usually a combination of drama music and dance and is centered around a unit of inquiry Primary School Alfred Lechler Str 10 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 500 Elementary Upper School An der Waldlust 15 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 0 Wiesbaden Campus Rudolf Dietz Str 14 65207 Wiesbaden Germany 49 0 6127 9940 0 Facebook Twitter YouTube Contact Us Impressum Privacy NEASC IBO ECIS COIS powered

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  • Frankfurt International School: Languages
    the students Everyday conversational language is acquired quite quickly children are usually able to participate in classroom routines and socialize with other children in their first year of English learning Of course more complex academic language takes longer to develop Research shows that it may take five to seven years for ESL learners to acquire the academic aspects of English to a similar standard as their native speaking peers German Language Instruction Participation in the German language program is compulsory for all students from Pre Primary through Grade 10 The German program is designed for students to develop communicative competence in their host country language The school offers instruction in German as a mother tongue Deutsch and as a foreign language In the early years the program is centered around listening comprehension and speaking skills Students are more formally introduced to reading and writing in German in Grade 2 The Wiesbaden Campus offers an enriched German program from Grades 2 7 First Language Program FLP The First Language Program is designed to maintain students ability to read write and study in their own language and to facilitate their successful return to their own national education systems Research shows that literacy in the mother tongue greatly helps literacy in an additional language and boosts personal and cultural confidence The program is offered from Grades 2 7 at the Wiesbaden Campus A minimum of four students is required for FIS to offer a first language course and the cost of the program is billed in addition to tuition Currently first language courses offered at FISW include Dutch French all levels Further Languages French or Spanish is offered as a foreign language starting in Grade 6 Instruction is offered to students in proficiency levels Depending on availability of teachers and demand by students

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  • Frankfurt International School: Student Support Services
    goal of the counselors on the Wiesbaden Campus is to support your child emotionally and socially in all aspects of the school environment Here counselors see students individually in small groups in the classroom and in informal settings like the playground and cafeteria Learn more about counseling at FISW Learning Support Learning support is provided in each of our divisions by Learning Support teachers who offer a range of services including in class support or small group instruction The program is designed to serve a small number of students in need of academic assistance or with mild disabilities Health and Wellness Your child s health and wellness is very important to us Each division has its own resident nurse who is responsible for the medical care of your children during the school day In addition to providing school day care to students as needed nurses are also available to provide answers to health related questions and address concerns you may have regarding a child s particular medical issue Primary School Alfred Lechler Str 10 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 500 Elementary Upper School An der Waldlust 15 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 0 Wiesbaden Campus Rudolf

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  • Frankfurt International School: Wiesbaden Campus Library
    The Library is open throughout the school day and after school and serves students from First Steps to Grade 7 Library Quick Facts Librarian Ms Anna Rose 49 0 6127 9940 67 Library Assistant Ms Carol Koepsell Hours Monday through Friday 8 15 16 00 early closure on Wednesday 15 15 Borrowing Guidelines Students may borrow materials for a period of two weeks and renew items up to two times Student limits are as follows First Steps One item book at a time Pre Primary Grade 2 Two items books or periodicals Grade 3 5 Four items books periodicals or Playaways Grade 6 7 10 items Parents are encouraged to check out up to 10 items for a period of two weeks DVDs may only be borrowed for one week Students and parents may request to save materials but items will be held until Friday afternoon only afterwards they will be re shelved Browse for titles in our online Library Catalog Note in order to encourage students to read a variety of materials and to circulate popular items as fairly as possible we set the following limits One book from a series at a time One Playaway at a time No renewals of brand new items Volunteers Volunteers are the heart of our library program They support learning by helping students find books and conduct research on computers and assist with projects to help keep the library running smoothly It is a great way to get involved with the school community so if you are interested please contact the library Primary School Alfred Lechler Str 10 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 500 Elementary Upper School An der Waldlust 15 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 0 Wiesbaden Campus Rudolf Dietz Str 14 65207 Wiesbaden Germany 49 0

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  • Frankfurt International School: Partnership with Parents
    in their child s learning School to Home Communication Frequency and format of school to home communication varies by division but we strive to communicate on a regular basis and ensure open lines of communication Twice each year formal parent teacher conferences provide a face to face meeting opportunity and during the spring conference students are also invited to participate Reporting Reporting to parents comes in many forms Written student progress reports are sent home two times per year and parent teacher conferences are held twice a year At various times throughout the school year parents are also invited to their child s classroom to learn about the units of inquiry Parent Forums Several times during the school year each division hosts a parent forum Topics range from curricular areas to use of technology and details regarding dates and topics are communicated via division webpages and our online calendar Parent Teacher Group PTG On both campuses the PTG facilitates unity between parents and the school through a variety of events including book fairs welcome coffees and information fairs and annual celebrations like Applefest the Harvest Party Worldfest and Summer fete PTG country coordinators are also often available to welcome new families and answer questions in their native language Volunteering Whether helping plan major events assisting teachers in the classroom sewing costumes and building stage scenery or running the concession stand at athletic events volunteering makes a meaningful difference to a student s overall experience at FIS and provides just one more avenue for parents to make a connection with their child s school Primary School Alfred Lechler Str 10 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 500 Elementary Upper School An der Waldlust 15 61440 Oberursel Germany 49 0 6171 2024 0 Wiesbaden Campus Rudolf Dietz Str 14 65207 Wiesbaden

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  • their individual goals In addition to one to one guidance sessions with counselors students have access to numerous college planning resources FIS hosts visits from North American Asian and European colleges as well as a CIS college Fair where both American and European institutions are represented Each year a separate British University Fair is held on our campus and all College Open Days prospectuses and scholarship information are widely publicized

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