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Frankfurt may not rank among the biggest cities in Germany. It may not be the most popular tourist hotspot. But don’t underestimate it. It’s the financial centre of Europe and is home to the European Central Bank. It’s a travel hub with one of the busiest airports in the world. It has a diverse population with over a quarter of residents holding foreign citizenship, and over half having non-German backgrounds.

All of the above makes Frankfurt a top destination for expats, which means there are some excellent international schools in the city. If you’re considering a family move to one of the richest cities in Europe, here’s what you need to know about the city’s international schools.

Compared with larger German cities like Berlin or Munich, Frankfurt has a smaller pool of international schools to choose from. Unfortunately, that means that waiting lists are inevitable. So once you have identified the right international school for your child, start the application process as early as possible to increase your chances of getting a place.

Most of Frankfurt’s international schools are bilingual, teaching through English, German, and sometimes additional languages. Like most cities in Germany, the International Baccalaureate and British curricula remain very popular. However, plenty of schools also teach the German curriculum - proof of the country’s excellent standards of education - as well as curricula from elsewhere in Europe.

As for schools facilities, native English speaker teachers, and extracurricular activities, you can expect the same standards in Frankfurt that you’d see in the rest of Germany or Europe’s international schools. Keep in mind that anything outside of day-to-day schooling (field trips, after-school clubs, etc.) will come at an extra cost.

International schools in Frankfurt (and their teaching staff) are subject to the same regulations as public schools and must be approved by the state. This means that all schools meet or exceed strict standards for classes, facilities, child welfare and so on. If you’d like to be extra vigilant, look out for schools affiliated with the Association of German International Schools or the Council of International Schools.

Many international schools in Germany don’t have fixed school fees, and you may find some in Frankfurt that work this way. Instead of a monthly or yearly tuition fee that is the same for all students, these schools calculate a fee based on your gross family income. There is usually a maximum allowable fee, and if you don’t wish to disclose your salary there is usually an option to pay this maximum instead.

Below, we have compiled our top 5 international schools in Frankfurt am Main. However, there are another 9 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Frankfurt am Main based on your requirements.

Best 5 International Schools in Frankfurt am Main

Out of a total of 14 International Schools in Frankfurt am Main.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

Lycée Francais Victor Hugo

Lycée Francais Victor Hugo is a French international school in Frankfurt.
Curriculum
French
Languages of instruction
French, German
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €3,870
to: €4,880
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Frankfurt International School

Our mission is to be the leading, culturally diverse and family-oriented international school with English as the principal language of instruction. We inspire individuals to develop their intellect, creativity and character to become independent, adaptable, socially responsible and internationally minded citizens, by ensuring a dynamic, inquiry-driven education of the highest standard.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €21,310
to: €26,420
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Metropolitan School Frankfurt

MSF is the only fully-accredited international school (Ersatzschule) in the City of Frankfurt that combines the IB PYP and IB Diploma Programmes with the Cambridge International Programme in grade 6-10, including IGCSE examinations in grade 10 (recognised a Realschulabschluss) in Grades 6-10.
While offering a rigorous programme with key values of being international, independent and inspirational in the teaching, the MSF mission statement accompanies students on their journey of learning in small classes with engaging teachers to become global citizens. MSF balances the academic demands on students by encouraging participation in the wide range of extracurricular activities. The family like atmosphere, parent involvement in their child's education and in the social community at MSF are outstanding. The MSF missions statement MSF promotes a culture of respect, joy, friendship and family spirit.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €12,504
to: €17,400
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ISF International School Frankfurt Rhein-Main

ISF International School Frankfurt Rhein-Main is a private, full-day school serving students from Kindergarten/Pre-school to Grade 12 using English as the language of instruction. As a member of the SABIS® Network, ISF offers students a structured, internationally-oriented, college-preparatory curriculum that emphasizes the core subjects of English, mathematics, German, and the sciences.
Curriculum
IB, American, German
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €12,675
to: €20,295
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Strothoff International School

Strothoff International School is a private, all-day school for children from kindergarten to grade 12 (ages 3-18). The school is located in Dreieich, Frankfurt and was established in 2009. It offers an excellent education in a friendly, motivating, concept-driven and inquiry-based learning environment. English is the main language of instruction.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: €12,300
to: €21,030
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