Congratulations Class of 2015
The Gesellschaftshaus in the Palmengarten in Frankfurt was the setting for a very special occasion on Friday 19th June. Here many Frankfurt citizens have celebrated important and spectacular events and this one was no different. 81 graduates from ISF Internationale Schule Frankfurt-Rhein-Main received their High School Diplomas in style, donning the traditional caps and gowns. It is always a momentous and moving occasion for participants and guests alike when the graduates toss their hats in the air at the end of the celebration – a gesture expressing relief and joy on all sides.
The 81 young students, who will go on to study at universities in the USA, UK, Japan, Korea, Germany and many other countries, have successfully completed a demanding High School Programme. 19 of them have spent their entire twelve school years at ISF. Some even started in Kindergarten at the campus in Frankfurt-Sindlingen.
This year’s graduation ceremony is a milestone for the school who is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. The Class of 2015 has also given us a special gift: four of the successful graduates have received offers from the world-leading University of Cambridge! Many of the other offers are also impressive but four in one sweep for Cambridge is very unusual! Of particular note is that three of the four students have spent their entire school time at ISF.
Host and Master of Ceremonies, School Director, Angus S. has every right to be proud of this class. It is also a special graduation ceremony for him too. This summer he can look back on ten successful years as School Director in the West of Frankfurt.
A very important component of the ceremony is the traditional Commencement Address, the speech in which the graduates are sent off into their future life. On the occasion of ISF’s 20th Anniversary, SABIS® President, Carl Bistany, came especially to Frankfurt from Lebanon to give this address to the class of 2015. Mr. Bistany leads a global network of schools in which 65,000 students are taught on four continents. To send the graduates off in this way in the 20th year of one of his most successful schools is surely also a special moment for him too.