About Us

Committed to High-Profile Education

The FIS mission states that it is “a values-based and caring environment, where young people are supported in becoming active and engaged global citizens and life-long learners”. This encapsulates the power of the community; how much we can achieve when we work together. As you explore our website and social media platforms you will soon discover that the FIS offers students and families not just an excellent school, but also a community. We are inspired by this vision and to extend this principle of community further; to realize that by learning and living together with respect, each one of us within the community becomes greater in terms of actualizing our individual potential.

With world-class staff, a wonderfully supportive Board of Directors, extensive facilities, an active and positive Parent Teacher Organization, and a remarkable student body, the FIS has much to offer families in the Nürnberg, Erlangen, Fürth and Herzogenaurach area.

I firmly believe that every child can exceed and that the cooperation between home and school builds trust and self-esteem in students. So our students can use their highest potential to shape their future, consequently, the future of our societies. At the FIS we all learn together to achieve our highest accomplishments.

Liam Browne
Head of School

What curriculum do we offer?

Overall our curriculum strives to help students think for themselves and be problem solvers and to make learning relevant to the real world. We offer the IPC in the Primary, IBMYP for Grades 6 to 10 and IBDP in Grades 11 and 12. An important part of student learning is providing opportunities for service learning through CAS and other activities.

What curriculum do we offer?

Children using iPads at the Franconian International School

Overall our curriculum strives to help students think for themselves and be problem solvers and to make learning relevant to the real world. We offer the IPC in the Primary, are moving toward MYP for Grades 6 to 10 and have an established IB Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12. An important part of student learning is providing opportunities for service learning through CAS and other activities.

How about the teachers?

Students comment on the caring nature of the teachers, they are recruited from all over the world and strive to keep up to date with best practice. The school offers an exceptional professional learning program for teachers to continue to develop and improve teaching strategies.

How about the teachers?

Teachers

Students comment on the caring nature of the teachers, they are recruited from all over the world and strive to keep up to date with best practice. The school offers an exceptional professional learning program for teachers to continue to develop and improve teaching strategies.

What are the facilities like?

The FIS has a purpose built facility which is the envy of other international schools boasting a modern, colorful and open learning environment. Facilities include spacious classrooms, three purpose built libraries, well equipped science labs, two gyms and a football field, interactive whiteboards in every classroom and full WiFi coverage in both buildings.

What are the facilities like?

The FIS has a purpose built facility which is the envy of other international schools boasting a modern, colorful and open learning environment. Facilities include spacious classrooms, three purpose built libraries, well equipped science labs, two gyms and a football field, interactive whiteboards in every classroom and full WiFi coverage in both buildings.

What is it like living in Erlangen?

The FIS lies in the heart of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region, which is one of the strongest economic areas in Germany, with a green safe environment, excellent universities and significant strengths in sport and culture. The FIS is situated in the university city of Erlangen and within 20km of the neighboring cities of Fürth and Nürnberg. The region enjoys an exceptional quality of life.

What is living in Erlangen like?

Erlangen Schloss

The FIS lies in the heart of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region, which is one of the strongest economic areas in Germany, with a green safe environment, excellent universities and significant strengths in sport and culture. The FIS is situated in the university city of Erlangen and within 20km of the neighboring cities of Fürth and Nürnberg. The region enjoys an exceptional quality of life.

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