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

The Erasmus Gymnasium is a state-licenced alternative school pursuant to the Hessian Schooling Act and is also a G9 Gymnasium – a nine-year secondary school which offers a programme culminating in the Abitur examination. State accreditation of the private school and the diplomas offered by it is being sought. However, we have our own areas of focus, such as the acquisition of professional, communications, social and methodological skills and media literacy. A Gymnasium in Frankfurt bearing the name "Erasmus" represents a continuation of the proven and successful work of our private primary school. Naturally, our secondary school also focuses on a trilingual, all-day approach to learning in keeping with our progressive philosophy of holistic, open learning which engages all of the senses.

After year 10, our pupils can obtain the Realschule school-leaving certificate and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). After year 12 at the Erasmus Gymnasium, they can sit for exams to earn a certificate granting entrance to a technical university (Fachhochschulreife). Once the final three years are complete, pupils are eligible to sit for the Abitur exams. In addition, pupils of the Erasmus Frankfurter Stadtschule can prepare for the Cambridge English for Schools, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) and DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) exams.

The Erasmus Frankfurter Stadtschule actively promotes democratic principles.

These come to the forefront when developing rules of conduct which apply to everyone, in group work with pupils, when deciding on matters which affect everyone and when in contact with other cultures and nations. In addition, pupils are required to wear our school uniform. Moreover, as parents you will be directly involved in the school's day-to-day activities! This is because we place the highest value on partnership between pupils, parents and educators – and this is only possible in a spirit of collaboration and open dialogue.