What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
International School Frankfurt (ISF)
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
International (very high german population)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
kinder - 13
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Private company run program called SABIS (yes it is run for profit). Students are given very heavy workload and it is not hands on on experimental learning based. For example there are no science labs, students read about experiments and memorize facts. There are a minimum of 4 exams for every student each week.
Extra curricula activities take place after school and are mostly student run.
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
No transitional programs :(
Students expected to "dive straight in", exams will be sat in first week. No flexibility
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
Parents are only able to meet with staff twice a year for a 15 minute conference. All communication goes through the deputy director.
Parent network however is quite good. Many mothers are non working and are actively involved with each other.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Reconsider. Try FIS "Frankfurt International School", no it is not a mistake that the names are so similar.