A fairly narrow choice
Expat parents looking for international schools in Frankfurt are not spoilt for choice and parents need to consider carefully whether or not a school will meet their educational expectations and their children's needs.
A snapshot of international schools in Frankfurt considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English -speaking expat parents, with the best visited and reviewed by The Good Schools Guide International.
Frankfurt International School (FIS)( - pending)
PYP/MYP/IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 1,800 pupils. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
English speaking school on two campuses, one in Oberursel in two adjacent properties and the smaller, more rural Wiesbaden for pupils from age 3 to grade 8 (graduates can move on to Oberursel to continue at FIS). Students progress to leading global universities, mainly in the UK (including Oxbridge) and USA (including Ivies).
ISF International School Frankfurt
German State Curriculum/German Abitur/SABIS network/IGCSEs/AP/IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 850 pupils. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSASC) and the American National Council of Private Schools Association (NCPSA).
Located between Frankfurt and Wiesbaden with impressive facilities for both sports and the arts. Part of the global SABIS school network (classes taught in English). The ISF High School Diploma is recognised by many US universities but graduates really do ‘go global’ when it comes to university paths.
King’s College Frankfurt – The British School in Frankfurt
National Curriculum for England; ages 2-12; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 200 pupils.
A brand spanking new enterprise, opened in August 2018 in Friedrichsdorf. The latest addition to the King’s educational group of mainly Spanish schools with their flagship in Madrid but headquartered in Tenbury Wells. The Frankfurt school is aiming to hold 600 pupils up to 18 but now only teaching up to year 6 with year 7 opening in August 2019.
Metropolitan School Frankfurt
Adapted PYP/IGCSEs/IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 580 pupils. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Has special authorisation from the City of Frankfurt as a state-approved private school. The school was founded by an investment banker Peter Ferres in 2007 who describes the school’s offering as ‘an international education with German roots.’ Now teaching students from over 40 countries from kindergarten to graduation.
Strothoff International School Frankfurt
PYP/MYP/High School Diploma Programme/IB Diploma/ Abitur-Equivalent IB Diploma (Abi-IBDP); ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 350 pupils. Recently accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
In the horribly hard to spell town of Dreieich, in the Offenbach region south of Frankfurt. Growing steadily the aim is to double the present number of students who come from over 40 different nationalities with American and British pupils heading for 40 per cent of the total and Germans nearly 20 per cent.