„Our school was founded in 2006. That makes us a young primary school, but with roots that go all the way back to 1536.“
Mädchen im Unterricht
„Exactly, Erasmus is really old, but still very modern, the teachers say.“

It goes without saying that the Erasmus Frankfurter Stadtschule offers a broad and challenging curriculum.

But what is it that makes our unique programmes and school culture so special? Firstly, our culture reflects the ideals of our namesake, the world-renowned humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam, who firmly believed that education was the key to making the world a better, more peaceful place. Secondly, our primary school was founded in 2006 in response to parental initiative. It was a very conscious decision to give our pupils room to broaden their horizons through participation in extracurricular activities – which we believe is absolutely essential to their personal development.

As a private all-day school, our classroom and office hours suit the busy lives of today's families. In addition, we apply the latest findings of neuro-biological and physiological research on learning to our teaching approach. Applying the concept of "rhythmisation", we spread lessons evenly throughout the morning and the afternoon. This gives our pupils enough time to review and reinforce new concepts and material individually or in groups, as well as to do independent research and to unwind after phases of strenuous learning.

We also work closely with the Erasmus Kindergarten of the ASB teachers' cooperative and are now also pleased to be able to offer you our successful new trilingual, progressive educational programme for secondary school – click here for more information.

Our teachers work in a team and consider themselves to be educators in the truest sense of the word.

Children, parents and teachers enjoy the fact that so many different cultures come together in our school. Exposure to different cultures makes children inquisitive about the world an open to new things. That's why our work culture is deeply rooted in the principle of mutual learning. We generally work in teams. This is likewise reflected in the school administration, and in the co-teaching approach used in every class.

Our teachers view themselves as educators in the truest sense of the word: facilitators of knowledge, promoters of potential, guides and observers of learning and development processes, crafters of an engaging learning environment and fellow learners. They foster our pupils' curiosity, critical thinking and openness – in keeping with the ideals of our namesake, Erasmus of Rotterdam.

Our patron, the Arbeiter-Samariter‐Bund, Landesverband Hessen e.V.

The Erasmus primary school is not an elitist private school, but rather a cosmopolitan institution of learning, located right in the heart of Frankfurt. It was founded through an initiative of parents who wanted to establish a modern educational and child care facility in Frankfurt offering social commitment, sound planning, clear structures and a wide diversity of different social classes and cultures. We not only share this attitude with our patron, the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, Landesverband Hessen e.V. (ASB), we strive to live by it. See for yourself! You are welcome any time! You can learn more about our sponsor here: www.asb.de

ASB is a major charitable organisation whose mission is to promote education and diversity. It views social and environmental initiatives as the building blocks of a better tomorrow, in which people can come together in the spirit of openness and solidarity.


We and our partners share a new philosophy of education: Openness to life in the real world.

  ASB Hessen  
Elternverein am Palmengarten e.V.   Lehrerkooperative