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Metropolitan School Frankfurt

Germany

Accreditation

Cambridge International Examination (IGCSE/A-Level), Council of International Schools (CIS), IB DP, IB PYP, New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Curriculum

UK-IGCSE, IB PYP, IB DP, Cambridge

Instructional Language

English

Total student numbers

735

Teacher numbers

85

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Metropolitan School Frankfurt is exceptional. It is warm and welcoming. It provides an excellent international education to 750 students from 55 countries while maintaining a family-like atmosphere. Large enough to offer a wide selection of teaching and learning opportunities, MSF is small enough to feel like home. It offers a safe, caring, and inspiring environment for students to thrive as independent thinkers, discover their strengths and develop skills to succeed, learn about the world around them, enjoy extracurricular activities, and form lasting friendships. As the result, we can be proud of 100% IB pass rate and 70% of our students have grades A/A* in IGCSE.

Moving Allowance

Valid for 2023-2024 academic year. Any changes are communicated to new staff via the Teacher Welcome Brochure.

Full-time teachers relocating to Frankfurt to commence work at MSF will be reimbursed for relocation costs depending upon your country of residence and marital status. All listed costs are reimbursed upon submission of relevant original receipts:

Flight and moving costs: Flight costs + transfer from your current residence to your first accommodation in Frankfurt in order to commence work at MSF includes airfare Economy Class up to:

Group/Zone I (Europe/Germany)= 400 EUR
Group/Zone II (USA/ Canada)= 800 EUR
Group/ Zone III (rest of the world)= 1,600 EUR

In addition, there is a 500 Euro reimbursement for baggage transportation cost.

For the teacher’s spouse (married partner), half of these amounts will be reimbursed only if the spouse is not going to be employed in Germany during the first 5 months after arrival.

Moving allowance: 750 Euros gross, under current tax laws this can be a tax free allowance.

Visa: The school reimburses the teacher for Visa service costs as outlined in the teacher handbook. Subject to change, this currently includes 350 Euro for the initial visa of the employee and 80 Euro for the employee’s visa fee. Renewal visas may be supported in a similar way with regards to the service cost.

Accommodation upon arrival: Two weeks accommodation in a nearby hotel or apartment will be supplied at the school’s discretion for up to 1,200 Euros. The teacher saves rent for these two weeks but will be taxed with approximately 25% on the cost of such accommodation. The Relocation Manager will help the teacher select apartments, arranging viewings, etc.

Language support: The school will pay for up to 200 Euros of language courses in a language school that the school selects or alternatively the school offers a professional German teacher to deliver initial language training regularly for a one year period.

Public transport support: T

Dependent Opportunities

Education of Teachers’ Children Programme: A teacher hired from overseas working at MSF with a 100% contract may enrol their child/ren at the School under the Teachers’ Children Tuition Programme subject to the normal MSF admissions policy. Under that programme, School fees for employees will be reduced.

In Early Years, for staff living in Frankfurt, there is no School Fee, only a 40 Euro snack fee per month to pay. For Staff who living outside of Frankfurt there is a reduced monthly fee to pay.
In Primary School and Secondary School, up to G12, there is a reduction in monthly fees.
There is no Joining Fee to pay (taxable benefit)

All tuition reduction benefits are “taxable benefits”, details of which will be given by the school’s or the teacher’s tax advisor.

Medical

As per German law, all staff have access to the German health care system.

Other

MSF has an extensive staff wellbeing programme, which includes but is not limited to access to psychological counselling, access to a personal trainer, masseuse, indoor stationery bikes, cardio and fitness studio, social committee and annual whole school social events, extensive professional development opportunities, annual free flu vaccination, subsidized school lunches, language course, visa renewal and more.

Retirement

There is a 2,400 Euro private pension payment or cash salary increase starting after the first 2 years of employment.

Bonus

Annual discretionary bonus offered in December

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