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Middle School Opening This Fall


In the Pre-school section (4 - 6 years old), children learn in mixed ability groups for all subjects. They may attend for either half or full days and we recommend a minimum of three half days so they fully benefit from our programmes.

Pre-school Programme

At FIS we acknowledge that children learn in various different ways. Pupils are engaged in their learning through an environment and curriculum that promotes excitement about learning, good behaviour and respect for all members of the school community.

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Early Years Programme is followed to cover the teaching of all core subjects including literacy and maths. This curriculum has been developed as a cross-subject enrichment programme and it is delivered through thematic learning units. The IPC places an emphasis on a combination of academic, personal and international learning for children worldwide, combined with innovative and exciting ways to learn. It has been successfully integrated by many primary internationally-minded schools.


Maths and language teaching takes place in the mornings when the children are most receptive. They take part in activities both as a whole class, in small groups and on an individual basis. Work is very hands-on and practical, and children are only introduced to the idea of recording their work once they are ready.

Play and exploration is an essential part of children's learning and general development. Children are provided with opportunities throughout the day to engage in a range of creative and imaginative activities, sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of arts and craft, design, technology, music, movement, dance and role play activities.


The main language in class and for all activities is English, however we provide daily French classes that are included in the curriculum. The children will spend an hour per day learning French, and thanks to this intense programme they will rapidly aquire the skills to be confident in the language.



2017 - 2018


Feb, 26 -Mar 9: Winter Break

Apr 2: Easter Monday

Apr, 30 -  May, 11: Spring Holiday

May, 21: Pentecost

June, 30: Last school day 


Academic calendar 2017-18


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