Parent's Review of Frankfurt International School in
What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
Frankfurt International School
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
PreK - 12
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?
Great Science labs, library, computer labs.
Lots of extra-curricular choices with the option of riding the late bus home afterwards
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?
Easy transition for my US kids who had been in UK schools for 2 1/2 yrs. before moving to Germany. Curriculum is IB which can even translate to some schools in the US. My children were way ahead when we moved back to the US - esp in Spanish, German, and Science.
My younger 2 children attended the branch at Wiesbaden.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
Very friendly parent group.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
I recommend choosing the Oberursel campus over the Weisbaden campus - Oberursel has much more to offer the kids.
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