Welcome to FREDFORT

Message from School Director

Welcome to FREDFORT! Who we are and what we stand for!

Mr. Mum Varin, School DirectorThe journey of FREDFORT has been one of phenomenal growth and achievement. Our enrollment continues to soar and now includes students from other nations including Canada, the United States.The FREDFORT family of staff now consists of representatives from different countries. Our staff are all certified in their content and specialty areas, most of them have Masters or advanced degrees, and doctoral degrees. Our staff have teaching experience in different nations around the world and on all 6 inhabitable continents, giving us access to a true "global perspective". This international mindedness is one of the tenets that underlie the IB philosophy, and will be one of our greatest strengths as we strive to instill the attributes of the Learner Profile in all our students. We look forward to this global collaboration and sharing of the best practices with each other as we continue our "search for more right answers". While the FREDFORT community has become more global, it has also demonstrated a commitment to excellence that has enabled us to take our place as the candidate school offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). We should celebrate these accomplishments and take pride in such monumental achievements. Although these achievements symbolize a full school effort to raise our standard of academic excellence, the measure of our success lies not in whether or not we have achieved these "end goals".but rather. how we got there. I continue to stand proud of a community that faces all challenges with great optimism, a deep faith in one another, and a love for life and learning that has become the hallmark of the FREDFORT family.In the end, we have been called to partake in a great journey of transformation. Our child-centered, inquiry-based, holistic approach aims for each student to self-actualize. For when individuals begin to discover their true nature and lift themselves toward their highest potential, they learn to value and cherish one another, live without prejudice, create more democratic communities, and use their powers of reason and creativity to solve the multitude of complex problems that currently afflict the human race. And as we strive to develop internationally-minded leaders, we allow our students to express themselves freely while surrounding them with unconditional support and love. It is precisely this freedom to discover the nature of the self that will allow our children to "penetrate life's secrets, and win its rewards, not only for themselves but for all. I want to thank all staff, parents, and students for their support of the FREDFORT mission and vision and look forward to our journey of continued collaboration throughout the school year.

With Warmest Regards,

Mum Varin

School Director