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"Our methods of teaching and collaboration are based on progressive educational principles.“
Schueler Schuelerin Projektarbeit erfahren
"This means working on projects with Ms. Kruszynski and not just sitting and listening all day loooong.“

The approach taken by our private school is based on the binding educational standards of the State of Hesse.

As a state-licenced primary school, we adhere to the relevant mandatory curricula. These are implemented through our progressive educational philosophy, which is based on an open,holistic and mulit-sensory approach to teaching. We employ a variety of teaching methods to help guide our pupils down their own unique path to learning, while remaining inquisitive, critical and open.

Parents notice immediately that teaching and learning is done differently here at the Erasmus Frankfurter Stadtschule.

Our progressive approach to education can be evidenced by our use of instruments to promote autonomous learning, such as our weekly plans, which children complete throughout the week at their own pace, and longer-term interdisciplinary project weeks, which give the children the opportunity to explore the diversity of a topic with all their senses and from different perspectives.

Using the team-teaching approach, lessons are always structured so that teachers can identify pupils' strengths or weaknesses. We can then provide our pupils with more challenging work/remedial support where necessary. Working together with special needs’ teachers and educational therapists makes it possible for us to constructively address and support social or learning deficits and/or talents. Our work is always reviewed by objective testing.

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"We offer trilingual instruction in German, English and Spanish using the immersion method.“
Junge Schuler Sprachschuler Immersion
"Mr. Kaiser, you do not really have a special trick. You just speak to us in English all the time.“

The Erasmus primary school successfully established and implemented the immersion method for English and Spanish several years ago.

For children in particular, the immersion method is one of the best ways to learn a foreign language. At our school, our pupils are exposed to English or Spanish throughout the day on a daily basis. This interaction with our native-speaking teachers allows them to both passively and actively acquire these languages. The following reveals more about the "one person, one language" approach and the success everyone, Erasmus pupils as well as parents, can look forward to after completing primary school:

After only three years at the Erasmus School, children are able to speak and understand English or Spanish fluently, read a children's book in the language or compose and give a short presentation on a topic from their general studies at the beginning of year 4. Is that not a wonderful achievement for a method that enables our children to learn the foreign language with hardly any effort? We think so!

How exactly do we implement this method of instruction? German, English and Spanish are used as the working languages for interdisciplinary instruction by native-speaking teachers based on the Canadian method for early language acquisition. Each class is led by a team of two teachers, one speaking German and the other speaking his or her native language of Spanish or English. Mathematics, Social Studies and other subjects are thus taught bilingually by both teachers in team-teaching lessons.

As consistently as possible based on the principle of "one person ‐ one language".

This means that the children come to associate each teacher with a specific language and use that one language to communicate with that one teacher. The goal is that by the end of primary school, each child will be able to speak and write in the primary language of German as well as their first chosen foreign language and will have obtained basic skills in the second foreign language. Parents decide at the beginning whether their child will attend an "E" or an "S" class and receive instruction with a focus on English or on Spanish.

We are, of course, also able to foster the children's language abilities individually or to integrate them as transfer pupils with specific language skills into various school years. There is a lot to tell about our school's immersion method.

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"We are a full day school and provide supervision from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.“
Schulerinnen Nachmittagsprogramm
"Daddy said they do such a good job, it would be great if we could stay them from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. now and again.“

And in the school holidays? The Erasmus primary school is closed for a maximum of 22 school working days.

The Erasmus School does not only offer supervision for children, but also an enriching leisure and holiday programme.  Our private school was founded in response to an initiative by parents, whose aim was to find a school not just offering supervision for their children, but also one with a nurturing and high-quality programme of extra-curricular activities. This programme is constantly being expanded and further developed.

Our supervision programme and our varied leisure and holiday programmes

In addition to afternoon classes, such as yoga for children, drama, chess, handicrafts or collaborating with a music school, our pupils can also look forward to holiday programmes, for which we always come up with interesting topics. We cooperate with external providers and organise frequent excursions to museums, riding schools, the Botanical Garden (Palmengarten), theatres and other exciting destinations, making the school holidays truly memorable.

Lessons take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am. until 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays from 08:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. On these earlier pick-up days, additional extra-curricular activities are offered. Additionally, an optional late-afternoon supervision service is offered daily until 6 p.m.

You would be surprised at all the things we can do for your children.


The Erasmus Frankfurter Stadtschule offers a stable, transparent and attractive tuition and fee structure.

We are proud to be able to prepare our pupils to move on from primary to secondary school with above-average educational skills, allowing them to pursue their next school journey with confidence. Additionally, we also pride ourselves on being able to offer a spirit of partnership and community and to make this accessible to as many parents as possible, with attractive tuition fees.

Tuition and other fees

The overview shows the monthly tuition and fees for meals and the optional late-afternoon supervision. The costs shown exclude costs for class trips, school holiday projects, school uniforms and material for personal use.

Tuition fee*
535,- €
Food and Nutrition
138,- €
After School Daycare (optional)
110,- €

* Tuition fees for the 2023/24 school year include the afternoon schooling and supervision until 4:30 p.m. The food and nutrition costs are additional. The late-afternoon supervision from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. is optional. Further costs you can expect: a one-time registration fee of €75, a one-time admission fee of €2,200 and a €110 annual fee for supplies.

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Partial scholarship for the Erasmus Frankfurter Stadtschule primary school

The Elternverein am Palmengarten (parents’ association at the Botanical Garden), which supports the Erasmus School, offers a partial scholarship for pupils attending the primary school. One scholarship is offered each year. The scholarship covers two thirds of the monthly fees. The school covers the costs of the admission fee. Please contact Matthew Bonnici: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive further information.

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