International schools in Frankfurt are generally excellent. These private institutions offer education based on foreign curricula. Popular options include the British curriculum (including the Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels), the American curriculum (including SATs and AP subjects) and the International Baccalaureate.

International schools in Frankfurt are known for having superb facilities, highly-qualified teachers and small class sizes. Parents may find that there is a school in the city offering their home country's curriculum – if so, their child's education can continue with as little disruption as possible. If one's home curriculum is not available in Frankfurt, international schools remain an excellent choice as they provide a high standard of education leading to globally-respected qualifications.

Unlike in larger German cities, there is a relatively small selection of international schools available in Frankfurt. For this reason, international schools in the city often have waiting lists, so it's always a good idea to start applications early to secure a spot. 

See below for a list of international schools in Frankfurt popular among expats.

International schools in Frankfurt

European School, Frankfurt am Main

This prestigious school is one of 13 schools across Europe overseen by the European Union. Four different streams are available: German, English, French and Italian. In preschool, there is also the option of a Spanish stream. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: European
Ages: 4 to 18

Frankfurt International School

More than 1,800 children of over 60 nationalities make up this prestigious school's diverse student population. As an International Baccalaureate founding school, Frankfurt International School is well-qualified to offer this prestigious academic programme. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18

Japanische Internationale Schule Frankfurt has decades of history of providing an excellent Japanese education in a German context. A short train ride away from central Frankfurt, the school is centrally located and easily accessible. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Japanese
Ages: 6 to 14

Lycée Francais Victor Hugo

With more than 1,000 students, Lycée Francais Victor Hugo is a prominent school known for its high standard of education. Students have a choice of two streams: French or bilingual (French and German). Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French and German
Ages: 3 to 18

Metropolitan School Frankfurt

Students at this well-respected school earn the Cambridge IGCSE in Grade 10 and graduate with the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Grade 12. Extra-curricular options are plentiful and include everything from saxophone and mask making to fitness club and dance aerobics. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Cambridge IGCSE and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18

Strothoff International School

Strothoff International School offers all three International Baccalaureate programmes. There are numerous after-school clubs available, including sport, academic, creative and science-related activities. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate 
Ages: 3 to 18

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