For pedagogical reasons, we strive to have about 22 students in Early Years and Grade 1 and no more than 24 students from Grade 2 upwards.
Our school day begins at 08:30 (08:25 in the Secondary School) and ends at 15:30.
Before and After School Care is available for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 from 08:00 – 08:30 and from 15:30 until 17:30.
Early Years and Primary School: IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) Programme
Grades 6 through Grade 8 – Cambridge Secondary 1 Programme (Checkpoint Examinations)
Grades 9 and 10 – Cambridge Secondary 2 Programme (IGCSE Examinations)
Grades 11 and 12 – IB Diploma Programme (IB Examinations)
Metropolitan School Frankfurt offers a hot lunch service to its students, catering for vegetarians, vegans and special diets on a daily basis. Food is mostly organic and is cooked freshly for each division on campus by our school chef.
Metropolitan School Frankfurt offers a variety of ways for parents to become involved. Upon enrolment, our Welcoming Committee contacts new families settling into Frankfurt. Opportunities are available to participate in our Friends of MSF committee, as a class parent representative or by supporting various school events.
English is the language of instruction. German is offered at a different levels, ranging from classes for absolute beginners to classes for native speakers. Spanish and French are offered as a third language from Grade 6. English as an Additional Language is available for all students entering MSF who require additional support.
Students in Early Years and Primary do not need their own laptop, as the School has extensive Information Technology facilities. From Grade 5, students are required to bring a laptop from home to use at school.
As an international school, we recruit teachers from all over the globe. Our teachers are all proficient and native speakers of the language of instruction.
The Metropolitan School Frankfurt community is represented by 55 different nationalities spanning every corner of the globe.
Our extracurricular programme is available to all students from Grade 1 and above. Students can choose a wide variety of sporting and artistic pursuits, as well as clubs such as robotics, chess, board games, Model United Nations, literacy and book clubs and more…
Extracurricular activities, such as specialist music classes, yoga or train for brain, are also offered in Early Years.
Additional music lessons on a wide variety of instruments are offered to students of all ages by external music teachers.
Day trips are an integral part of the school programme, beginning in Kindergarten. From Grade 2, residential trips linked to the curriculum enhance the learning experience of our students.
Metropolitan School Frankfurt prides itself on communication. Parents have full access to ManageBac, our online school management system that enables families to follow the progress of their child. Other important communication tools are bi-weekly all-school Notes to Parents, Storypark in Kindergarten, Seesaw in Primary School, parent-teacher conferences and information evenings. Teachers are also happy to make an individual appointment on request.
The school has a relationship with an external transport provider which offers its service at an additional cost. Details can be provided upon enrolment. Metropolitan School Frankfurt is also easily reached by public transport.
Most families live within a 5-10 kilometre radius of the school in Frankfurt. Students also come to MSF from outlying areas of Frankfurt and across the Rhine-Main area.
Metropolitan School Frankfurt welcomed its first students in August 2007
The first year group graduated in June 2018
The average score in the 2021 graduating year was 40
MSF is accredited by: State of Hesse as an official replacement school (Ersatzschulstatus), the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IB World School), the Council of International Schools (CIS),The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Cambridge Assessment International Education. We are a member of the Association of German International Schools (AGIS) and the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS)
Yes, we have a learning support team present in our primary classrooms to assist the home room teacher. We have an extensive learning support structure which includes offering in class and small group support.
Yes, we have a strong SOS (Student Oriented Service) team which includes a school psychologist and counsellors in each division of the school.
Yes, we offer learning support for English (EAL) and Additional Learning Needs (ALN) both as in class support and small group support (push in and pull out support). We also have teaching assistants in the classrooms.
As an international school we have experience with settling in children throughout the academic year. New students are supported through the help of class buddies, a caring student body and teachers looking after the well-being of our new students. In case of difficulties we also have a team of counsellors who are happy to help.
We have a strong bullying policy which can be found in our parent handbook. Students are supported by our student counsellors, home room teachers and advisors in getting support for any issues they may have.
While our international students stay between 4 – 6 years we also have a strong student body staying long term, we have graduates who started MSF in Early Years and stay until they