King’s College Frankfurt to open its doors in August 2018Posted on 23rd Mar 2018 in School News, Germany
King’s Group, one of the most prestigious educational institutions internationally, will open a school in Frankfurt in August 2018. King’s College Frankfurt will be the first school to offer the English National Curriculum in the city and will cater to approximately 600 pupils, from the age of 3 (Nursery) to 18 years old (Year 13).
In August 2018, King’s College Frankfurt will open its doors, becoming the first English Curriculum School in the city. Founded by the international educational institution King’s Group (www.kingsgroup.org), the new school has been designed to hold approximately 600 pupils and will eventually cater for children from 3 years old (Nursery) to 18 years old (Year 13).
Nicholas Fry, King’s Group Vice Chairman added "We are very proud to announce the opening of King's College Frankfurt in August 2018. It has long been an objective of our Group to establish a quality British school in Germany and we cannot think of a better place to begin than Frankfurt."
About the new school
King’s College Frankfurt is located in the northern residential town of Friedrichsdorf, approximately 20 kilometres from the city centre.
The school will occupy two four-floor buildings equipped with an array of both indoor and outdoor facilities aimed to ensure that pupils can benefit from every angle that the British system has to offer. Some of these facilities include: an outdoor playground area, a dining room, a sports field, science laboratories, a music room and a library.
The school will grow organically: from its opening in August 2018, it will initially offer places to children between the ages of 3 (Nursery) and 9 years old (Year 5). As these pupils get older, they will progress through the school until eventually all year groups will be open, catering up to age 18. Concurrently, the administrative and academic staff will expand: from 10 native British teachers for the first year to approximately 60 when the school reaches full capacity.
A British Education in an international setting
Students at King’s College Frankfurt will follow the English National Curriculum, with a wide range of subjects available, leading to IGCSE and A Level examinations. This programme of study will allow pupils access to the top universities in the world such as Cambridge, Oxford, Berkeley or Georgetown, in which King’s College schools have, historically, been able to send graduates.
Students at King’s College Frankfurt will receive exactly the same curriculum as if they were studying at one of the best schools in Great Britain and will learn from native British and British trained teachers.
Like its sister schools in King’s Group, the school in Frankfurt will strive for educational excellence both inside and outside of the classroom. King’s College pupils are encouraged to achieve their academic best both inside and outside of the classroom, they are encouraged to participate in an array of extra-curricular activities and to understand, appreciate and contribute to other British values such as “Honesty, Faith and Courage” – which are the key values that feature on the King’s College crest.
About King’s College Schools and King’s Group
Sir Roger Fry, knighted in 2012 by Queen Elizabeth II for promoting British education internationally, founded the first King's College school in 1969 and ever since the prestigious educational institution has grown to a total of 9 schools in UK, Spain, Latvia and Panama, with more than 4,300 students in total. King’s College Frankfurt will be the Group’s tenth addition to its expanding school network.
Thanks to the success of the institution and the excellent academic results achieved each year by its students, King's Group has become one of the most important and prestigious international educational institutions in the world.
The main goals of the Group are to provide students with a rigorous, broad and comprehensive quality British education and to live the Group’s Vision “to be at the forefront of British education internationally.”
In addition to the schools, the Group also owns other educational and non-educational entities, those being: King's College International (summer camps and academic year abroad programmes), King's Training (language training and coaching for professionals) and Nexalia Services (catering services).