ISF International School Frankfurt Rhein–Main
About ISF International School Frankfurt Rhein–Main
The ISF Internationale Schule Frankfurt-Rhein-Main was founded in 1994 as the first-of-its-kind public-private partnership in schools within Germany by the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce, the State of Hesse, the Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH and international companies in the region. It opened its doors in September of 1995 with 65 students enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 8. In the 2005-06 academic year ISF celebrated its 10th Anniversary Year with an enrolment of nearly 900 students from 49 nations in Kindergarten through grade 13.
The purpose-built, state-of-the-art campus in Frankfurt- Sindlingen is located in the heart of the Rhein-Main area. ISF Internationale Schule Frankfurt-Rhein- Main facilities include a theatre, indoor, semi-Olympic sized swimming pool and tennis courts in addition to music, art, and academic facilities.
ISF Internationale Schule Frankfurt-Rhein-Main is a member of the SABIS® School Network, an educational organization which manages 50 schools in 15 countries worldwide, educating ca. 40,000 students. SABIS® schools are distinguished by their implementation of the SABIS® Educational System, a unique system of education that offers a rigorous, internationally-oriented, college-preparatory curriculum, emphasizing the core subjects of English, mathematics, German and other world languages.
ISF Internationale Schule Frankfurt-Rhein-Main is an accredited member of NCA (North Central Association of Colleges and Schools CASI Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement) and CITA (the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation).
Additionally, ISF is a regular member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and the Association of German International Schools (AGIS).
ISF offers its students these options for their route to university:
ISF High School Diploma - Grade 12
US Advanced Placement (AP) Exams* - Grade 12
British AS/A-Level Exams* - Grade 13
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma*- Grade 12
Singly or in combination, these qualifications prepare ISF graduates for university study in Germany and around the world.
* Depending upon the combination of subjects and scores earned, it is possible to get general admission to German universities with AP Exams and the IB Diploma and to get subject-specific admission to German universities with AP and A-Level Exams.
ISF will continue to be recognized as a provider of top quality education to a highly diverse student body. It will prepare students for success in college, equip them with the ability and desire for lifelong learning, and strengthen their civic, ethical, and moral values. ISF will maintain high standards of efficiency and accountability throughout its operation.
At ISF, the students are also encouraged to adopt the following principles:
Do your best
Treat others with respect
Cooperate and actively help others
Respect the property and rights of others
We believe that…
All students should be prepared for university and a life of continuous learning.
All students should be helped to realize their full potential, empowering them to make informed decisions in life.
All students should grow in confidence and self-esteem; the maximum possible ‘value’ should be added to all aspects of each student’s education.
All students should be encouraged to become well-rounded citizens who contribute positively to their communities.
Achieving academic excellence and acceptance to top universities is a priority of the ISF Internationale Schule Frankfurt-Rhein-Main. Students and parents who share the values and aspirations of the school are at the right school. Together with the support of parents and the students' willingness to work, ISF spares no effort to ensure that each and every student achieves his or her full potential.