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Architecture Which Seeks to Blend the Philosophy of the School with the Familiar Warmth of a Home Away from Home

Located in the newest city quarter Röthelheimpark in Erlangen, the FIS campus with its exceptional architecture fits perfect into the modern surrounding. The main building accommodates all departments except the High School which is located across the street. Integrated playgrounds and courtyards, a sports field and parking lots adjoin the premises. Huge windows and three FIS boxes demonstrate an open atmosphere, welcoming the community.

Classrooms

All classrooms are well equipped and designed to be functional. Movable whiteboards on the walls enable flexible teaching scenarios, an interactive whiteboard with laptop work space and modern furniture complete the arrangements in all school sections. Tables and chairs suit different age groups and can be arranged to accommodate different kinds of lessons. Average classroom size in Elementary, Middle and High School is about 70 m². Classrooms in Early Years are 90 m².

Classrooms

Elementary School Classroom

All classrooms are well equipped and designed to be functional. Movable whiteboards on the walls enable flexible teaching scenarios, an interactive whiteboard with laptop work space and modern furniture complete the arrangements in all school sections. Tables and chairs suit different age groups and can be arranged to accommodate different kinds of lessons. Average classroom size in Elementary, Middle and High School is about 70 m². Classrooms in Early Years are 90 m².

Art

The Art Department has three bright classrooms, two large storage rooms and an open space to showcase students’ work. Movable display boards enable presentations throughout the whole school building. Besides sufficient material for drawing, painting and handicraft work, the Art Department has a kiln. iPads or laptops are used for multimedia work.

Art

Art Classroom

The Art Department has three bright classrooms, two large storage rooms and an open space to showcase students’ work. Movable display boards enable presentations throughout the whole school building. Besides sufficient material for drawing, painting and handicraft work, the Art Department has a kiln. iPads or laptops are used for multimedia work.

Drama | Music

The Performing Arts department utilizes four teaching rooms, the Aula and the Theater for classes. Equipped with Orff and percussion instruments, triangles, tambourines, bells and more, the Early Years and Elementary music room is the perfect place for young students to discover the wonderful world of music. Pianos and a grand piano are used for performances and a music recording collection is available for listening activities to explore music history. The theater stage allows for movement and dancing. Fitted with instrument storage and interactive whiteboards, the Middle and High School music rooms are ideal for band rehearsals. And for small ensembles and after school instrumental lessons, the music practice rooms are the place to be.

Drama and Music

FIS Drama Class

The Performing Arts department utilizes four teaching rooms, the Aula and the Theater for classes. Equipped with Orff and percussion instruments, triangles, tambourines, bells and more, the Early Years and Elementary music room is the perfect place for young students to discover the wonderful world of music. Pianos and a grand piano are used for performances and a music recording collection is available for listening activities to explore music history. The theater stage allows for movement and dancing. Fitted with instrument storage and interactive whiteboards, the Middle and High School music rooms are ideal for band rehearsals. And for small ensembles and after school instrumental lessons, the music practice rooms are the place to be.

Library

All three sections of the school have a unique library. In addition to work spaces for research and study, there are  quiet reading areas for recreational reading. Technology tools in the FIS libraries include internet access, online references and a variety of software. All together there are over 20,000 volumes that include fiction and non-fiction, reference, bibliographies, graphic novels, German and other language books etc. The FIS libraries also provide over thirty physical magazine subscriptions and dozens of DVD’s for checkout.

Students and staff can browse the library collection and make reservations online at library.the-fis.de.

Library

FIS Library

All three sections of the school have a unique library. In addition to work spaces for research and study, there are  quiet reading areas for recreational reading. Technology tools in the FIS libraries include internet access, online references and a variety of software. All together there are over 20,000 volumes that include fiction and non-fiction, reference, bibliographies, graphic novels, German and other language books etc. The FIS libraries also provide over thirty physical magazine subscriptions and dozens of DVD’s for checkout.

Students and staff can browse the library collection and make reservations online at library.the-fis.de.

Science

The Science Department has five fully equipped laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology and two large well stocked preparation rooms. Each lab has computer access and data logging equipment is often used in experimental procedures. Interactive whiteboards are used to facilitate learning with audio visual resources. All equipment supports first-hand practical investigations and inquiry.

Science

Science Class

The Science Department has five fully equipped laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology and two large well stocked preparation rooms. Each lab has computer access and data logging equipment is often used in experimental procedures. Interactive whiteboards are used to facilitate learning with audio visual resources. All equipment supports first-hand practical investigations and inquiry.

Sports

The gym offers space for a variety of team sports as well as individual activities. It can be divided by a separating wall into two smaller sports halls, both well-equipped and accessible directly from the hallway and changing rooms. Our bright gymnasium with underfloor heating and an integrated climbing wall is a meeting point for students, teachers and parents. From the gallery you can watch sports events and cheer for your favorite team.

There are additional outdoor sports facilities on the campus, such as a football pitch, outdoor all-weather court and an athletics area.

Sports

Gym

The gym offers space for a variety of team sports as well as individual activities. It can be divided by a separating wall into two smaller sports halls, both well-equipped and accessible directly from the hallway and changing rooms. Our bright gymnasium with underfloor heating and an integrated climbing wall is a meeting point for students, teachers and parents. From the gallery you can watch sports events and cheer for your favorite team.

There are additional outdoor sports facilities on the campus, such as a football pitch, outdoor all-weather court and an athletics area.

Cafeteria

The FIS Cafeteria can seat up to 180 students. The different school sections eat in shifts due to their teaching schedules. Every day a hot lunch including a vegetarian option, dessert and fresh fruits is served. Salads, bagels, muesli, rolls and smoothies are also on offer. The three and four year olds eat in a separate lunch room in their section. During lunch hours all students are supervised by teachers.

For further information regarding the hot lunch program as well as the daily menu, please take a look at our lunch page.

Cafeteria

FIS Cafeteria

The FIS Cafeteria can seat up to 180 students. The different school sections eat in shifts due to their teaching schedules. Every day a hot lunch including a vegetarian option, dessert and fresh fruits is served. Salads, bagels, muesli, rolls and smoothies are also on offer. The three and four year olds eat in a separate lunch room in their section. During lunch hours all students are supervised by teachers.

For further information regarding the hot lunch program as well as the daily menu, please take a look at our lunch page.

Playgrounds

The school building is divided into sections which each enclose a different courtyard. From the classrooms, the students can immediately access the secure playgrounds, where they can enjoy and have fun with their classmates. In the Early Years area, there are sandboxes, slides and playhouses as well as climbing facilities. The flooring is soft, easy to maintain and safe for children to play on. The older students can use the climbing facility, the slide and bird’s nest swing next to the sports field. Sheltered benches offer a place to rest, out of the sun.

Playgrounds

FIS Playground

The school building is divided into sections which each enclose a different courtyard. From the classrooms, the students can immediately access the secure playgrounds, where they can enjoy and have fun with their classmates. In the Early Years area, there are sandboxes, slides and playhouses as well as climbing facilities. The flooring is soft, easy to maintain and safe for children to play on. The older students can use the climbing facility, the slide and bird’s nest swing next to the sports field. Sheltered benches offer a place to rest, out of the sun.

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