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Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs Profile- Germany, Frankfurt) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.


Infographic on special needs education in Frankfurt Germany at the assisted school Frankfurt International School. In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD to MODERATE. The school is able and willing to accommodate students within the following categories: hearing impaired-yes physically and orthopedically impaired- no visually impaired-yes autistic- yes specifically learning disabled-yes intellectually disabled- no behaviorally/emotionally disturbed-no multiple disabilities-no other health impairment- yes speech or language impaired- yes traumatic brain injury- no Special needs support services include: teacher accommodations- yesteacher accommodations learning support teacher-yes learning support teacher- yes co-teaching/team teaching in the classroom-no academic support class secondary school-yes support special needs preschoolers-yes use of IEP and ILP-yes The school does not have a self-contained classroom. Maximum hours per week per student for push in 5 for pull out 5. Special needs support staff in the school include: Nurse-6 Psychologist-0 Social Worker-0 Special Needs Coordinator-4  Learning Support Teacher- 7Guidance Counselor-9.25 Services are available in English at post for the following: psychoeducational assessment-yes speech therapy-yes occupational therapy-yes physical therapy-yes behavior and/or autism specialist (ABA/Behavior Plan/Interventions)-yes social skills group/social skills training-yes US credentialed reading specialist-yes reading remediation-yes reading programs for Dyslexia (Ortho Gillingham etc.)-yes math specialist-yes The school can provide the following: 1:1 classroom aide-yes special transportation-no transportation paraprofessional-no

Frankfurt International School (FIS) is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an exceptional educational program from first steps (age three) through Grade 12 for students representing more than 60 nationalities. The school was founded in 1961, and the 2022-2023 school year runs from August to June. The school’s mission is to be the leading culturally diverse and family-oriented international school with English as the principal language of instruction. The school inspires young individuals to develop their intellect, creativity, and character to become independent, adaptable, socially responsible, and internationally minded citizens, by ensuring a dynamic, inquiry-driven education of the highest standard.

This is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and provided by the school.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in fall 2022 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.

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