Launched in 2006, the Erasmus School Frankfurt is a private, non-profit, multi-lingual primary school and kindergarten for children between 3 and 10 years of age. Three languages are spoken - German, English and Spanish. The school's intercultural curriculum incorporates Montessori pedagogy and the immersion teaching method (one person - one language) to achieve language acquisition. All three languages are used to teach mathematics, science, music and art. The curriculum is based on the Hessen state syllabus. The Erasmus School is open from 7:30 am to 6 pm, with classroom instruction from 8:30 am to 4 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays and Fridays the children may be picked up between 1:45 pm and 2 pm or can participate in a range of extracurricular activities. There are about 200 children in grades 1-4. School fees include meals and are approximately 510 euros per month.