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Frankfurt International Schools


The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Frankfurt

For anyone planning a move to or within Frankfurt in central germany, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Frankfurt and the surrounding area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Germany, Frankfurt’s famous suburbs include Innenstadt, Bornheimm and Westend. With nearby towns including Hanau, Darmstadt and Wiesbaden.

Frankfurt has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from German mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"At its heart, Frankfurt is an unexpectedly traditional and charming city, with half-timbered buildings huddled in its quaint medieval Altstadt (old town), cosy apple-wine taverns serving hearty regional food, village-like neighbourhoods filled with outdoor cafes, boutiques and street art, and beautiful parks, gardens and riverside paths. The city's cache of museums is second in Germany only to Berlin’s, and its nightlife and entertainment scenes are bolstered by a spirited student population." Lonely Planet

Frankfurt is right in the centre of Germany, sitting on the river Main, it’s a major financial hub, and home to the European central bank. Major cities located nearby include Stuttgart, Darmstadt, Würzburg and Mannheim.

Frankfurt is the 7th most livable city in the World! It was given this well earned position in 2022 by The Economist.

For more fun facts and figures about Frankfurt, scroll down to our Frankfurt focus page!




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Frankfurt, Germany?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Frankfurt (or you already live in Frankfurt but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Frankfurt, there is a big choice of high quality Frankfurt schools, with a number of the Frankfurt highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Germany.

The private education sector in and around Frankfurt features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Frankfurt, Germany (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Frankfurt and in the suburbs of Frankfurt or towns like Hanau, Darmstadt and Wiesbaden by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Germany and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Frankfurt, Germany

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Frankfurt, Germany providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Frankfurt, Germany

The most popular suburbs in Frankfurt, Germany and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

> Frankfurt (753,000)

Innenstadt (75,600)

Sachsenhausen-Süd (40,200)

Gallus (38,600)

Bockenheim (38,300)

Nordend-Ost (34,700)

Nordend-West (32,500)

Bornheim (30,900)

Westend-Nord (29,500)

Ostend (24,800)

Westend-Süd (24,500)

Fechenheim (19,800)

Sachsenhausen-Nord (19,000)

Bergen-Enkheim (17,300)

Heddernheim (16,800)

Kalbach-Riedberg (16,700)

Ginnheim (16,200)

Eschersheim (16,200)

Ostend-Süd (15,800)

Niederursel (13,000)

Hausen (12,000)

Seckbach (10,800)

Praunheim (9,700)

Nieder-Eschbach (9,400)

Riederwald (6,200)

Gutleutviertel (5,520)

Bahnhofsviertel (5,400)

Nieder-Erlenbach (3,600

Harheim (3,300)

Flughafen (300)




Frankfurt is a very popular place to live and many people move to Frankfurt each year, or to near Frankfurt and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Frankfurt are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Frankfurt for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Frankfurt and the surrounding area.

Ten Things To Know About Frankfurt, Germany

> FACT 1: Head to the Museumsufer (the museum embankment) for a lovely afternoon walking around some of the most famous museums in Germany. Some of the favourites include Museum Angewandte Kunst, Deutsches Architekturmuseum and Deutsches Filmmuseum.

> FACT 2: Frankfurt has the largest inner-city forest! Spanning 5-000 hectares, so maybe best to keep the dog on the lead - especially if there are bunnies around…!

> FACT 3: Frankfurt is famous for its book fair! The Frankfurter Buchmesse lasts 5 days and is held in mid-October every year. It attracts nearly 30,000 people every year and many famous and treasured books are traded!

> FACT 4: The Frankfurt stock exchange is one of the largest in the world. Owned by Deutsche Börse AG and Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG, with over 90% of its turnover generated in Germany.

> FACT 5: Frankfurt, is of course, the home of the Frankfurter! Although they were introduced in America in the 17th century. The original recipe of a sausage in a finger roll is traditional to Frankfurt and is served with sauerkraut on top. Delish.

> FACT 6: The first Wikipedia conference, named Wikimania, was held in Frankfurt in 2005.

> FACT 7: The Opera House, which was destroyed in World War Two, was considered one of the world’s most beautiful ruins. However it has since been renovated in 1980 and makes for a great trip if you’re into opera.

> FACT 8: The Central Station in Frankfurt is one of the most beautiful in Germany. When you visit, stand at the entrance and you can spot a statue of an Atlas with an Earth on its shoulders.

> FACT 9: Germany has 18 skyscrapers, and 17 of them are located in Frankfurt! The Commerzbank, measuring 260m, can be seen from throughout the city.

> FACT 10: The famous German poet Goethe was born in Frankfurt. With some of his most popular poem drafts available to go and see in the Frankfurter Goethe Haus.

Where To Live In Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Frankfurt living to rural, countryside peace, Frankfurt and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Innenstadt Frankfurt, Bahnhofsviertel Frankfurt, Gallusviertel Frankfurt, Ostend Frankfurt, Westend Frankfurt, Nordend Frankfurt, Sachsenhausen Frankfurt, Bornheim

Commuting To And From Frankfurt By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Frankfurt is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Cologne, Mannheim Darmstadt and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Frankfurt To Berlin: Berlin is about 550 km by road from Frankfurt via the A9 and A4 and driving to the centre of Berlin from Frankfurt normally takes under 6 hours. There is a very regular train service to Berlin from Frankfurt, with trains taking from 5 hours 30 minutes.

> Frankfurt To Cologne: Cologne is about 190 km by road from Frankfurt via the A3 and driving to the centre of Cologne from Frankfurt normally takes under 1 hour 50 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Cologne from Frankfurt, with trains taking around 1 hour 20 minutes.

> Frankfurt To Darmstadt: Darmstadt is about 35 km by road from Frankfurt via the A5 and driving to the centre of Darmstadt from Frankfurt normally takes under 40 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Darmstadt from Frankfurt, with trains taking from 15 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Frankfurt, Germany

The nearest airport to Frankfurt is Frankfurt am Main (FRA) which is 10 km from Frankfurt. Other nearby airports include Hahn (HHN) (under 100 km), Cologne Bonn (CGN) (140km), Stuttgart (STR) (160km) and Dortmund (DTM) (170 km)




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