FIS was established in 1963/64 as one of the first international schools in Hong Kong. The school offers two streams: the French & International Streams, preparing students towards certification in the French national examination, the French Baccalaureate or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. In 1988, FIS became the first in Hong Kong to be authorised as an IB World School.
The school will open a new state of the art eco-campus in Tseung Kwan O in September 2018. Currently the school is one of the largest international through schools in Hong Kong and welcomes over 2,700 students aged 4-18, representing 40 different nationalities, across four campuses.