Frankfurt International School
Annual Report 2012/2013 Key Achievements IB Diploma Participation Increases Strategic Plan Meeting Goals Annual Fund Continues Success
Dear Readers, The FIS Annual Report offers a snapshot of the previous school year after a team of auditors have signed-off on the school’s financial reporting. The latter occurs in November each year, making this communication somewhat dated for our current families who are kept current as FIS events and activities unfold, but it offers us an opportunity to share a few highlights from the 2012-13 academic year. One source of pride from the past year was the substantial increase in the number of students receiving the full International Baccalaureate Diploma. While most schools screen which students are allowed to enter this challenging program, 90% of FIS graduates were IB Diploma candidates and they achieved a 96.2% pass rate, well exceeding the worldwide pass rate of 78.5%. The average IB score of 33 also was far above the worldwide average of 29.8, and 10% of the class scored in the 4045 point range. A highly coveted perfect score of 45 was also achieved. It has almost become a cliché to speak of the superlatives associated with the success of our FIS sport teams, performing arts productions and visual art exhibitions. Yes, more trophies were added to our cabinets and ovations and commendations were offered to our artists. More importantly, students continue to be provided with the opportunities to reach their full potential. Our school does not seek the victories and accolades for its own gratification, but they are a reflection that FIS students of all ages can rise to the challenges before them with the encouragement of caring parents and a talented faculty. The 2012/2013 school year was not without its challenges. Most notably, the school leadership spent substantial time and energy trying to find a viable solution to improve and expand its sports facilities in way that was agreeable to local neighbors, environmentalists and politicians. While construction on a new facility was initially planned to break ground in the summer of 2013, instead, construction will likely begin in the summer of 2014. The delay has actually had a favorable outcome given the new plans for the facility far exceed initial expectations. The school’s Strategic Plan continues to be the blueprint for ongoing improvement. Strategies focusing on school communication, community welfare, and environmental stewardship were fully completed. In addition, substantial progress was made in the areas of curriculum development, technology integration and alumni relations. In regard to the latter goal, the school held a very successful alumni event in London that attracted both young and old alumni to gather and reminisce. Our eyes are now focused on the current 2013/2014 school year and it is shaping up to be another outstanding learning experience in Frankfurt. As you read this, we hope you are one of the lucky families that is along for the ride!
Dr. Michael McKay Chair Board of Trustees
Dr. Paul M. Fochtman Head of School
Faculty Turnover Faculty retention remained stable at FIS with the lowest turnover on record. The supportive learning community and high quality of life in Germany remain key factors for this ongoing trend.
Student Enrollment at FIS as of 1 September 2012 Enrollment has remained in the 1,700-1,800 range during the past four years. This is expected to be the norm in the near future as well.
Student Count: Nationalities at FIS as of 1 September 2012 Once again the top ten nationalities remained relatively unchanged with the exception of Spain replacing Italy in our listing. The population of the school remains highly diverse with more than 50 nationalities represented.
Participation in the IB Programme Graduating Year Students Taking IB Courses Students Taking IB Diploma
2013 119 (100%) 105 (88%)
2012 121 (100%) 91 (75%)
2011 121 (100%) 96 (80%)
2010 117 (100%) 86 (74%)
2009 96 (100%) 69 (72%)
IB Diploma Results for the Classes of 2009-2013 Graduating Year Total IB Diploma Candidates Number Passed Average Score of Those Who Passed
Placement of the Class of 2013 Universities & Colleges USA/|Canada United Kingdom Germany The Netherlands Europe - Other Korea Japan Total Gap Year
Number of Students 33 38 19 4 4 7 6 111 (93.3%) 8 (6.7%)
Traditionally, one third of FIS graduates attend universities in the UK, one third in the USA/Canada and the remaining third elsewhere in the world.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Norms FIS uses Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) as its standardized testing instrument. This tool compares FIS students against a sample group of roughly three million other students. As can be seen from the data below, FIS students exceed the MAP norm in all testing areas. The spring MAP data is used to demonstrate academic growth of individual students each year.
Science Concepts and Processes
220 220 214 214 208 208 202 202 196 196 190
FIS Mean MAP Mean
Grade 7 Science testing uses 2012 results because test not offered in 2013 6
FIS Annual Fund The 2013 FIS Annual Fund raised €115,557 in donations from the generous support of the FIS parent, faculty/staff, alumni, and corporate community. While this amount was €47.000 less than the €163,109 in donations raised in 2012, this was primarily due to the postponement of a major gift donation of €45.000 until 2014. Despite the decrease of approximately 29% from the amount raised in the previous year, there was a 28% increase in the number of donors in 2013 from 2012. The higher participation rate reflects a boost to the school’s efforts of creating a culture of giving within its diverse community. Furthermore, for the first time the parents of the senior class joined together to donate a student scholarship in support the school’s financial aid program (TRP), and raised approximately €21.000 for the Class of 2013 senior gift. For the year ending 30 June 2013, the Annual Fund received 156 donations for a total of €115,557. This amount reflects a blended sum of both Euro 107.700 and US dollar 10,214 donations to the Frankfurt International School e.V. and Frankfurt International School Foundation, Inc., respectively. The US dollar donations were converted to €7.857 using the exchange rate of .7692 €/$ as of 30 June 2013. There were 137 donations in Euro to the Annual Fund ranging from €10 to €25,000 and 19 US Dollar donations ranging from $20 to $2,000, with average gifts of €786 (€1,363 in 2012) and $538 ($951 in 2012), respectively. This decline in average donation size is an expected result of increased participation rates in Annual Fund giving. Of the total 156 donations, more than 2/3 came from the current parent community, followed by 24% from FIS faculty and staff. Furthermore, 81 of the 156 donations (52%) were repeat gifts, thanks to the loyal and generous support of our previous Annual Fund donors. Approximately 84% of the total value of donations to the 2013 Annual Fund, or €96,570, was in the form of restricted gifts. The breakdown of unrestricted and restricted gifts to the 2013 Annual Fund is as follows: Unrestricted Gifts: € 18,987 Restricted Gifts: Scholarships € 45,946 Science Program € 30,894 Corporate Sponsorships € 6,000 Professional Development € 5,050 Henning-Ross Award € 5,000 Alumni Courtyard € 3,142 Miscellaneous € 538 Total Restricted € 96,570 Total Annual Fund Donations €115,557 Similar to its decision in June 2011, the Board of Trustees has again decided to distribute the unrestricted Annual Fund gifts evenly between Scholarships (Tuition Reduction Program – TRP) and new investments in Innovative Learning and Teaching: Total Annual Fund Donations: Less Restricted Gifts: Total Unrestricted Gifts:
€ 115,557 -€ 96,570 € 18,987
50% to Scholarships – Tuition Reduction Program: € 9,494 50% to Innovative Learning and Teaching: € 9,493 Distribution of Unrestricted Gifts: € 18,987 The success of the 2012/2013 Annual Fund is a tribute to the leadership of members from the FIS worldwide community of parents, faculty/staff, corporate clients and alumni, whose commitment to education and belief in our mission inspired their support of our efforts to improve the learning lives of our students. Frankfurt International School wishes to express its gratitude to all of its donors for their generosity and engagement in opening new doors of opportunity for their students, faculty, and staff. Believe. Inspire. Lead. Thank you for showing the way.
Thank you to all our donors: Parents, Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff and Anonymous (multiple):
Parent Donations to 2013 Senior Class Gift:
Adrion Family Anonymous Janet Al-Rayes Gayle Angbrandt Alec and Charlene Aspinwall James and Kathrin Astorian Gaby Auperle-Reddoehl Peter Baker Yolanda Barrena Peter and Andrea Besthof Mathias Boehringer Christian Boehringer Ralph and Sabine Brandes Gareth and Judith Brewster Holger Bross and Andrea Watson-Bross Dietrich and Anita Buß Nicole Cassidy in memory of Carol Yirsa Gann (1978) Nicole Cassidy in memory of John Watty (1979) Zhuoyi Chen, Class of 2015 Igor Chernyak Silke and Jonathan Clenshaw Mary Lou Corrigan Silvia Corts Sabine Dellwisch Kevin and Ute Devine Frances Dielmann Walter and Marisa Dissinger Prof. Dr. Jennifer Dressman Teresa and Greg Dupre Frank-Dietrich Engelbrecht Stephan and Ute Falk with Jonathan (2016) and Charlotte (2023) FIS Alumni from the 2012 Chicago Reunion Paul and Wendy Fochtman Christian Glossner Wolfgang and Sangeeta Goering Ward and Maureen Greenberg Kie-Won Park Annika Hauswald George Henning Ross Peter Hess and Delia Daniello Hessler Family Hillgrove Family Norbert Jahr Caroline Joslin-Callahan Chad and Allison Juliot Romuald and Andrea Kabuth Ryan and Lea Karr Michael Keller Emmett and Shelly Kelly Mathias Kniess Alexander Kolb Crowley Koopmann Family Lutz Blank and Birgit Korte-Blank Kai Kottwitz Jack and Laura Kriss wih Mallory (2012) and Emily (2014) Harish Raja Suresh (2018)
David and Angela Adams Saeed Alerasool and Azita Tajaddini for Parissa Alerasool Barbara Amler Abdolah Babakhani and Parvin Naderian Stefan and Britta Bergunde Sabine Bickert for Kerstin Bickert Ralph and Gudrun Brand Tom Callahan and Caroline Joslin-Callahan Emmanuel and Alona Cassin Ronaldo Correa and Andréa Esposel James Dilworth Clive and Jeannette Dobbs Joesf and Eva-Marie Ellmauer Klaus and Martina Fidlschuster Masaki and Midori Fushimi Bertrand and Tanya Gaillard Alexander and Caroline Georgieff Klaus Gerkhardt and Sigrid Schnabel Galit and Sohar Gur William and Sue Haywood Koichi and Mika Katakawa Thomas and Marion Klimpke Achim and Cäcelia Klüber Uwe and Marion Kolb Thomas Lake and Annette Haeuser Hermann-Josef Lamberti and Karina de Blanck-Lamberti Randolph and Ulrike Mann John and Helma Motherby Hiroki and Kiyomi Munakata Sven and Gonnelien Rothenberger Luc Ruysen and Maggi Maris Steffen and Iris Seeger Fernando Silva and Maria (Cofe) Vara Jan Sinclair and Maria Tolstoy John and Mary Smith Hakan and Nina Strängh Timothy and Rebecca Stultz Seung Yong Won and Eun Mi Lee Ralf and Beate Zimpel
Helga Kutzner Claudia Laux Cynthia Lee Seungeon Lee (2018) and Seungjoo Lee (2015) Ki-Seong Lee and Ji-Heui Song Haidong Li, Jiong Qu and Feiyang Li Chuljae Lim Family Loebus Ingo Mandt Susan McEwen-Fial Lisa Meldrum in Memory of Carol Yirsa Gann (1978) Gunnar Miller and Karin Spies Leonid Borzov (2021) Vladimir Borzov (2025) Jeremy and Clare Morgan Lionel Múnoz Theo Nieuwenhuis and Corine Nieuwenhuis-Breed Gary Noble Sabine Offenbächer Fumiko Okinaka The Paul Family Leah Ploog (2025), Eliot Ploog (2022) Rederer Family Frank and Renate Riemensperger Karen Rizzo Max and Iris Roemer with Anjuli Roemer (2009) Andrea Rosinger Silke Rothenberger Lore Schultze-Rhonhof Tina Shealy with Max Balthasar (2017) and Niklas Balthasar (2019) Constantinos Siaflas Detlev Siebrecht Pete Sinclair Stefan and Mabel Sommer Thomas Stürzel Mrs. Lingping Tan Vera Thiers Michael and Anne Tulley Klaus Vajc John Weaver Michele Weimar Richard and Bonnie Winn Frederic Wohlwend Rhiannon Wood Ulrich and Clare Worms Alexandre Yakovenko and Alla Kovalenko Lori Yirsa in Memory of Carol Yirsa Gann (1978) Cheryl Ann Zeigler
Corporate Donations and Sponsorships: Archelon GmbH and Tall Family Cerberus Deutschland Beteiligungsberatung GmbH Deutsche Bank Matching Gift Program [email protected]
ING-DiBa AG KERN AG Sonean GmbH i.G.
The figures in thousand Euro in this Annual Report represent the school’s financial status as of 30 June 2013, in accordance with the audit conducted by BDO Deutsche Warentreuhand. Even amidst the worldwide financial downturn, the school maintained its strong financial position.
Source of Revenue in %
Expenditures Interest on Mortgage 60%5.97% 7.67%
Salaries & Social Benefits
in T EUR 32.050
Expenditures Salaries & Social Benefits Educational Utilities Administration Maintenance General Transportation Depreciation Interest on Mortgage Total
in T EUR 26.205 2.694 604 356 1.021 3.868 1.927 3.045 0 39.720
Art Work: The colorful artwork has been produces by FISW Primary students in Masha Trebel’s class inspired by Miro’s ‘Constellations’ Accreditation: Council of International Schools New England Association of Schools & Colleges
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Furniture & Equipment Library books Buildings/Construction in progress Land Improvements Land Current Assets
Assets in Mio EUR Current Assets 11.485 Land 4.884 Land Improvements 4.594 Buildings/Construction in 54.006 progress Library Books 589 Furniture & Equipment 5.651 Total 81.209
(in Mio EUR)
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