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Burgberg Gymnasium

Co-educational private boarding school (Lower Saxony)

The relatively small size of our school leads to the greatest possible transparency in all educational processes. The teaching efficiency is supported by small classes and a number of lessons in core subjects, which goes beyond the standard defined by the state's curiculum. We try to develop our students' social competence inside and outside the classroom and give them the best possible support, starting with supervised homework and ending with a large variety of vocational orientation activities.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-13)

Branch of study

  • Fine arts
  • Natural sciences
  • Social sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Single and twin rooms

Special features

School and boarding home are located on separate campuses (including transport service)

Practical work experience, career guidance

Member of the ETS preferred network as an authorized test center for TOEFL

№ of students
200

maximum

№ of boarders45
Class size
15‑20
Group size
6‑8

Christian-von-Bomhard-Schule

Co-educational church-run boarding school (Bavaria)

Student-centered teaching is preferred to a teacher-centered approach. Thus, the individual learner is in focus, taking the active part inside the classroom. As a strong emphasis is put on activity based teaching, the students are permanently encouraged to participate actively. Examples of this kind of teaching methods are inquiry-based learning, open classes, free work, project work, future workshops, simulation games and learning by teaching. In either case, the students are guided towards building and experiencing new knowledge at the same time.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -12)

Branch of study

  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, single rooms

Special features

Psychologist at school

№ of students
900
№ of boarders65
Class size
18‑30
Group size
10‑15

CJD Internat Elze

Co-educational church-run boarding school (Lower Saxony)

We understand every single human being to be a singular creation of God. To preserve and keep dignity of everyone is the moral foundation of our work. We assume responsibility for these values as well as the preservation of humans, nature and all creation.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -13)

Branch of study

  • Fine arts
  • Languages
  • Natural sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Sports

Accommodation in boarding home

Single and twin rooms

Special features

Russian, French or Latin as a new language in Year 11

Spanish or Chinese as a language workshop

Special support for talented students in the fields of music and soccer/handball

№ of students
880
№ of boarders55
Class size
24

on average

Group size
8‑10

Collegium Augustinianum Gaesdonck

Co-educational private boarding school (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Looking back at a 170-year-long history Gaesdonck has turned into an excellent modern boarding school. We are convinced that Gaesdonck is an outstanding place for young students to develop their talents and skills. Especially highly motivated children find an open and inspiring atmosphere that will help them to bring out the best in themselves. Anyhow, Gaesdonck is more than just a very good school. Our Advanced Classes are truly unique: they offer our senior students a pre-academic education in “Arts & Design”,
“Business Economics” and “Medical Science”.

For us, it is all about Mind, Heart and Character! You entrust your child to us and it will develop to a well-educated, happy and decent personality

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -13)

Branch of study

  • Course system

Individual choice of courses in different areas (e.g. natural sciences, social sciences, languages, fine arts)

Accommodation in boarding home

Single rooms, twin rooms for younger students

Special features

Advanced Classes "Arts & Design", "Business Economics" and "Medical Science"

Language certificates: Cambridge, LCCI, TOEFL and DELF (French)

Religion is a compulsory subject

№ of students
800

maximum

№ of boarders80
Class size
30

maximum

Group size
20

maximum

Collegium Johanneum Schloss Loburg

Co-educational church run boarding school (North Rhine-Westphalia)

The Christian conception of man is the foundation of our educational ideal. Our students are to learn how to assume a position of responsibility in administration, society, vocation and the church. This aim is to be achieved by means of a holistic education, which is predicated on equal attention paid to the formation of intellectual capacity and the development of feeling and emotion. Today, students from as many as fifteen different countries thus experience the concept of One World at our school.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -12)

Branch of study

  • Fine arts
  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Single rooms

Special features

International students receive additional German support and take a language exam at the end of a school year (B2, C1, C2)

All students have a personal learning support contact person

№ of students
980
№ of boarders120
Class size
25‑33
Group size
12‑15

Gymnasium Hohenschwangau

Co-educational public school with boarding home (Bavaria)

We consider ourselves as school and boarding home with a special atmosphere in an outstanding environment: A place where studying and learning in positive company is possible, a place that leaves space to learn and live beyond pure studying. The boarding home teaching staff guarantees a personal connection between school and boarding home, in which German and international students of more than twelve nations live together, enriching the school life with their individual cultural backgrounds.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 7 -12)

Branch of study

  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Single and twin rooms

Special features

Students attend the public school and stay at the public boarding home on the same campus

Internationally recognized language certificates CAE (English) and DELF (French)

Possibility to fill in an extra school year (9+) to deepen students' academic, social and methodic knowledge

№ of students
700
№ of boarders95
Class size
25

on average

Group size
6‑20

Gymnasium im Stift Neuzelle

Co-educational private boarding school (Brandenburg)

International-mindedness, tolerance and kindness characterise the togetherness on our campus. Our holistic, humanistic approach—with an element of internationalism—offers an important alternative to the state school system. Our systematic involvement of arts and music contributes to the creativity and spirit that helps to improve all areas of young people‘s development at our school.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 7 -12)

Branch of study

  • Fine arts
  • Languages
  • Natural sciences
  • Social sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin and single rooms with shared bathroom facilities

Special features

Own language school on campus

Cambridge English, German certificates (telc)

Own music school on campus

Special support for talented students in the fields of music and soccer/handball

№ of students
420
№ of boarders70
Class size
25

maximum

Group size
7‑8

Gymnasium Lindenberg

Co-educational public school with Humboldt boarding home (Bavaria)

The Gymnasium Lindenberg combines a social integrative basis with a blend of direct instruction and group work approaches. The school program aims at tolerance, responsibitity, a realistic self-assessment and mutual respect. Senior students regularly support younger students in academic and social activities.

The family environment and international atmosphere of the Humboldt boarding home supports and encourages students to integrate quickly into German everyday life. Social contacts inside and outside the boarding home are established and students are supported academically and socially throughout their school career.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12)

Branch of study

  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, Year 12 students can stay in single rooms

Special features

Students attend the public school and stay at the private Humboldt boarding home

Students can stay in the boarding home on weekends and holidays (except summer holidays)

Boarding home is open 365 days/year.

№ of students
650
№ of boarders60
Class size
24

on average

Group size
15

on average

Gymnasium Weierhof

Co-educational private boarding school (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Educational approach in accordance with the curriculum of the state Rhineland-Palatine.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12)

Branch of study

  • Fine arts
  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms

Special features

All-day school (lessons from 8 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.)
Groups inside the boarding home are divided by sex and subdivided by age range

№ of students
900
№ of boarders75
Class size
25

on average

Group size
4‑12

Heimschule Kloster Wald

Church-run boarding school for girls (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

Our integrated educational concept is based on Pestalozzi‘s principle of “head, heart and hand”: Abitur (A-levels) and an optional certificate of apprenticeship (from Year 9 parallel to school lessons) for dressmaking, joinery or sculpture. Individual support and supporting language lessons for foreign students. Wide offer of a variety of sports, musical and theater-pedagogical activities. Attending religious education and Sunday mass is compulsory. Social services; days of religious retreat; small boarding school groups; education focuses on Christian values; supervised study time; educational care by student tutors; wide range of leisure and weekend activities.

Educational form

Primary school (Year 4)
Grammar school (Years 5 -12)

Branch of study

  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, single rooms in Years 11 and 12

Special features

Students can achieve a certificate of apprenticeship (dressmaking, joinery, sculpture) in addition to the Abitur

Religion is a compulsory subject

№ of students
550
№ of boarders100
Class size
25

on average

Group size
15‑20

Hermann-Lietz-Schule Spiekeroog

Co-educational private boarding school (Lower Saxony)

The Hermann-Lietz-Schule Spiekeroog is a state-recognized high school/grammar school and boarding school situated on the North Sea island of Spiekeroog. Our holistic school concept is traditionally based upon the classic progressive education, “learning with head, heart and hand”. The conveyance of cognitive skills, the shaping of the students’ personalities and practical every-day work are inseparably connected. It is our aim to prepare children and young adults for a responsible-minded life in our society.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -13)

Branch of study

  • Fine arts
  • Languages
  • Natural sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Sports

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, single rooms in Years 12 and 13

Special features

All students—not only international students—stay on the campus, even during weekends.

5-7 students together with a teacher and his/her partner and their own children form a boarding family. This structure provides a secure and personal setting for the students and implements a feeling of togetherness, cooperation and orientation.

Sailing is an every day part of the school life. It is also possible to have sailing as an elective course for the final Abitur exams.

High Seas High School®: 26 elected students from Spiekeroog and other German and European schools set sails on board of a traditional sailing ship for over six months, twice crossing the Atlantic.

№ of students
110
№ of boarders90
Class size
15‑18
Group size
5‑7

Institut Schloss Brannenburg

Co-educational private boarding school (Bavaria)

The relatively small size of the boarding school allows each student to be supported individually and to achieve good performance. Thanks to the two separate schools (Realschule und Fachoberschule) on one campus our students have the chance to stay in their familiar surroundings until they complete University of Applied Sciences entrance qualification.

Educational form

Secondary school (Years 5 -10)
Technical secondary school (Fachoberschule) (Years 11 -12)

Branch of study

  • Economic sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Years 5-6: multi-bed rooms
Years 7-10: twin rooms
Years 11-12: single rooms

Special features

With the leaving certificate Fachabitur students can achieve Fachhochschulreife (qualification for Universities of Applied Sciences)

№ of students
120
№ of boarders120
Class size
7‑20
Group size
8‑12

Institut Schloss Wittgenstein

Co-educational private boarding school (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Since foundation in 1954 we have been preparing our students for the world of today and tomorrow. We help them to identify their talents. Teaching academic knowledge, building up a social competence and character forming are the main policies of our school.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -12)

Branch of study

  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms and single rooms

Special features

Stable on campus, indoor riding arena and riding school on campus

High standard rooms

№ of students
400
№ of boarders50
Class size
16‑25
Group size
4‑8

Internat Schloss Buldern

Co-educational private boarding school (North Rhine-Westphalia)

For more than 50 years we offer an extremely wide range of courses and course combinations in school, so that students can choose their favorite and best classes. To enhance their motivation, each student’s individual progress is discussed regularly. Due to small classes and individual support in the school and in the boarding school, the learning process is less stressful.

The varied activities outside school help students to improve their social competence and try out different sports and activities to find their own individual way.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -12 and 7 -13)

Branch of study

  • Fine arts
  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, single rooms available

Special features

Chinese is a potential Abitur subject for Chinese students

School marks are given on a monthly basis

№ of students
470
№ of boarders130
Class size
15‑20
Group size
20

on average

Internat Solling

Co-educational private boarding school (Lower Saxony)

Since 1909. Statute: Humanity and open-minded to all cultures

Combination of education and upbringing: responsibility, character forming, individual furthering of the students’ abilities like sports, music and handicrafts, creativity, respect to others and the skill to judge correctly.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -13)

Branch of study

  • Fine arts
  • Languages
  • Natural sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Sports

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms and single rooms

Special features

MINT-EC school
UNESCO project school
Career orientation

№ of students
240
№ of boarders169
Class size
12‑20
Group size
8‑12

Internatsgymnasium Schloss Torgelow

Co-educational private boarding school (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)

Schloss Torgelow is a private school of secondary learning with separate boarding facilities for boys and girls. Its educational guidelines emphasize high performance, support for gifted students, a positive attitude towards the world and life in general. This manifests itself in an open-minded approach regarding all aspects of life: Combination of education and upbringing of the individual as part of the community, social justice, responsibility in society, teaching social values, ability for teamwork.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12)

Branch of study

  • Course system

With compulsory subjects and subjects of choice

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms

Special features

Business@school contest
Career day
Internationally recognized language certificates (e.g., FCE, CAE, CPE, DELF French, DELE Spanish)

№ of students
250
№ of boarders220
Class size
12

maximum

Group size
15‑24

Klosterschule Roßleben

Co-educational private boarding school (Thuringia)

We are a school with a strong sense of tradition. Values such as loyalty, honesty and tolerance are important for us. This is the school where most of the members of the German resistance were educated who were involved in the plot to assassinate Hitler. We are a popular school with a mixture of day and boarding pupils. We are a Siemens partner school and a candidate Round Square School.

The head of boarding is English and a relaxed but industrious atmosphere permeates the school. Good manners are important and we hold regular dinners and events.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -12)

Branch of study

  • Natural sciences
  • Languages

Lessons according to the curriculcum for the state of Thuringia, which is widely used at German schools abroad

Accommodation in boarding home

Single rooms, twin rooms and multiple bed rooms depending on age

Special features

Integrated music academy with regular concerts open to the general public

№ of students
395
№ of boarders100
Class size
15‑24
Group size
12‑15

Krüger Internat und Schulen

Co-educational private boarding school (vocational college) (North Rhine-Westphalia)

The only boarding school in Western Germany with a training college and a commercial college. Principles of a modernized classical education, vocationally orientated.

Educational form

Higher Grammar Commercial School
(3 years, with general qualification for university entrance)

Higher Commercial School
(2 years, with qualification for University of Applied Sciences entrance)

Branch of study

  • Business and public administration

Accommodation in boarding home

Single and twin rooms

Special features

Students need at least a qualification for Year 10 in their home country as only upper level classes are offered.

№ of students
300

maximum

№ of boarders80
Class size
22

on average

Group size
10‑12

Kurpfalz-Internat: Privates Internatsgymnasium

Co-educational private boarding school (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

Support of intelligent students who are not achieving their potential; support for dyslexia, private lessons and coaching during summer holidays.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 7-12)

Branch of study

  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms and single rooms

Special features

Individual student selection due to very small classes

Special focus on developing students’ individual learning potential

Summer school: intensive two-week program combining academic study with a mix of sports and social activities

№ of students
170
№ of boarders170
Class size
10

maximum

Group size
20

on average

Landheim Ammersee

Co-educational private boarding school (Bavaria)

In a quiet location on Lake Ammersee we lead students on an individual path to the Bavarian Abitur. Small classes and motivating learning concepts are the basis of an excellent school education. The orientation towards linguistics and economics is a daily practice due to its internationality. Numerous workshops promote personal talents.

We impart a responsible attitude: that of the “Landheim-Entrepreneur”. What is the most important a boarding school can give its students for their way through life? We believe: An attitude. Inner peace. And optimism. Children become young personalities with a strong sense of community, empathy and resource-mindedness. They will experience inner peace and assume responsibility and learn to make decisions: For themselves and their environment, for organizing and planning, for the environment and economic efficiency, for companies and enterprises. A model of tomorrow.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12)

Branch of study

  • Languages
  • Economic sciences

Focus on fine arts possible in upper level classes (Years 11-12)

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, a few single rooms

Special features

Primary school (Years 1-4) offered

№ of students
265
№ of boarders135
Class size
6‑20
Group size
10‑40

Landschulheim Grovesmühle

Co-educational private boarding school (Saxony-Anhalt)

As a member of “Die Internate Vereinigung (DIV)” the school combines formal and informal education with a focus on reliability and self sufficiency. A sense of responsibility, social skills as well as individual initiative are our aims.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -12)

Branch of study

  • Course system

With compulsory subjects and subjects of choice

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, occasionally single rooms

Special features

Workshops in the fields of sports, creative work, natural science or music are integrated into lessons to develop students' talents

Option of Fachoberschule (technical secondary school) with the branches “Engineering” and “Health & Social Affairs”

№ of students
340
№ of boarders50
Class size
20

on average

Group size
8‑10

Lietz Internatsdorf Haubinda

Co-educational private boarding school (Thuringia)

Alternative school adhering to the educational ideas of German Reformpädagogik (learning with head, heart and hand). Students live in a school village together with fully trained teachers and educators in a stimulating community environment.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -13)
Technical secondary school (“Fachoberschule”) (Years 5 -12)

Branch of study

  • Course system

Years 11-13: emphasis on business sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Single rooms and twin rooms in self-contained buildings, housing one boarding school family each

Special features

Students live in a school village, in which agriculture and animals play an important role in everyday life

№ of students
400

maximum

№ of boarders120
Class size
18

on average

Group size
8‑12

Lietz Internat Hohenwehrda

Co-educational private boarding school (Hesse)

Boarding school education by Hermann Lietz since 1904; “Reformpädagogik” based upon Pestalozzi (head, heart and hand).

Educational form

Grammar school
(Years 5-9, Years 5-10, senior classes leading to “Abitur” continue in Schloss Bieberstein)

Technical secondary school (“Fachoberschule”)
(Years 11-12)

Branch of study

  • Course system

Fixed offer of subjects leading to "Mittlere Reife" (GCSE equivalent) or "Fachhochschulreife" (University of Applied Science entrance qualification)

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, students live in boarding school families of 8-10 students

Special features

All students live on campus, no external students, 12 boarding school families and 12 teachers live on campus

№ of students
120

maximum

№ of boarders120
Class size
12‑16
Group size
8‑10

Lietz Internat Schloss Bieberstein

Co-educational private boarding school (Hesse)

Our educational concept is based on the fundamental idea of the founder of the school, Hermann Lietz, who propagated learning with the head, the heart and the hands. This holistic learning approach does not only focus on lessons and subjects, but tries to foster students' personality.

The school team is very enthusiastic about aligning with every student's interests, thereby consolidating strengths and overcoming weaknesses and awakening interest in new things. Teachers put great value on enabling students to discover their various talents, whether in theater, music or art and elocution, in competitions and natural history excursions. All disciplines that are offered over and above study lectures have an important impact and all students' interests are supported.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 10-13)
Grammar school (Years 10-12), entry only with admission exam

Branch of study

  • Course system

Fixed offer of subjects leading to a general Abitur as only upper level classes (10-12 / 10-13) are taught. Focus on business sciences (10-13).

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, single rooms for senior students (final school year)

Special features

Students below Year 10 can start in Hohenwehrda and change to Bieberstein afterwards.

№ of students
100

maximum

№ of boarders100
Class size
7‑19

15 on average

Group size
8‑12

10 on average

Max-Rill-Gymnasium Schloss Reichersbeuern

Co-educational private boarding school (Bavaria)

The Max-Rill-Gymnasium was founded in 1938 as a private boarding school. It is situated in a historic castle located south of Munich and- with around 140 pupils - it is one of the smallest state-approved grammar schools and boarding schools in Bavaria that can point to a long tradition. Given the manageable size of our school, our teachers know their students very well and can take care of them and accompany them on an individual basis during the learning process. Our college has got a special profile in social sciences, theatre, and digitally-based learning. We admit a limited number of international students and successfully integrate them into our classes. Important for an open-minded and intercultural learning is our partnership with a college in Moscow/Russia.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12)

Branch of study

  • Social sciences

Special focus on fine arts (music, arts, theater) possible

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms (Years 5-10) and single rooms (Years 11-12)

Special features

Parent contact via Skype at least twice a year

№ of students
145

maximum

№ of boarders75
Class size
16‑20
Group size
10‑14

Nordsee-Internat

Co-educational private boarding school (Schleswig-Holstein)

Lively learning and healthy living in a trusting environment and a pleasant atmosphere. In the middle of St. Peter-Ording. Right on the North Sea. This is the North Sea boarding school. We support our students in learning and learning how to learn and prepare them for life in a sustainable way. School and boarding home are consciously independent for us – for a particularly trusting, but independent relationship between students and educators. We can offer all available school types and degrees with high school graduation (Abitur) after Year 13.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-13)

Branch of study

  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, single rooms for senior students in Years 12 and 13

Special features

Boarding home is open 365 days/year

Shuttle service to Hamburg

Primary School (Years 3 and 4) offered

№ of students
500
№ of boarders120
Class size
20‑25
Group size
8‑10

Pädagogium Bad Sachsa

Co-educational private boarding school (Lower Saxony)

At the Pädagogium we are not exclusively focused on teaching academic knowledge, but we are equally concerned with teaching our students social skills and preparing them for all vital matters. They are to understand that in order to succeed and excel in life, mental ability is just as important as skills and commitment.

Thus, life at the Pädagogium combines academic education with a multifaceted range of offers to work in groups enabling students to learn to assume social responsibility.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-13)

Branch of study

  • Languages
  • Natural sciences
  • Social sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Single rooms

Special features

Preparation for Cambridge Certificate and DELF (French language certificate)

№ of students
320
№ of boarders40
Class size
16‑25
Group size
8‑10

Privatschule Conventz

Co-educational private boarding school (North Rhine-Westphalia)

We educate our students in the spirit of the German Constitution. Mainly, we communicate to the students that all people are equal without looking at the color, the religion, sexuality or other individual facts. We respect each other and stand together in all kinds of situations. We prepare our students for their future career and for the reality of our different social societies.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-13)

Branch of study

  • Course system

With compulsory subjects and subjects of choice

Accommodation in boarding home

Single and twin rooms

Special features

Preparation for Cambridge Certificate and DELF/DALF (French language certificates)

Large variety of advanced courses to increase flexibility towards choice of subjects for “Abitur” exams

№ of students
140
№ of boarders50
Class size
15

maximum

Group size
10‑15

Schloss Heessen

Co-educational private boarding school (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Holistic approach in accordance with the curriculum of the state North Rhine-Westphalia. Schloss Heessen provides small classes and courses. Individual homework times and the active promotion of talents pave the way to successful education. At the boarding school educators promote individual self-development through professional coaching. A varied leisure program lets arise no boredom for everybody. Living and learning take place in a familiar private school with an international flavor.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -12)

Branch of study

  • Course system

With compulsory subjects and subjects of choice according to the state guidelines

Accommodation in boarding home

Years 5-9: multi-bed rooms (2 to 4 students max.)
Years 10-12: twin rooms

Special features

Close relation to local sports clubs and several institutions of higher education

№ of students
280
№ of boarders80
Class size
15‑18
Group size
25‑35

Schloss Neubeuern

Co-educational private boarding school (Bavaria)

We prepare children for the worlds of today and tomorrow, identifying their talents and fulfilling their needs and potential as individuals, but not at the expense of the rights of others. Home and school work together to encourage growth not only in knowledge and skills but in integrity, determination, confidence, independence and consideration for others. School uniform is obligatory.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12)

Branch of study

  • Economic sciences
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Years 7-9: two to three students
Years 10-11: twin rooms
Year 12: single rooms

Special features

Digital Ink program: From Year 9 onwards students use tablet PCs.

Compulsory school clothing throughout the school day

Intensive university and vocational preparation including assessment center trainings, application trainings, rhetoric workshops and vocational internships

№ of students
240
№ of boarders180
Class size
5‑14
Group size
10‑22

Schloss-Schule Kirchberg

Co-educational private boarding school (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

Nestled in the peaceful Jagst valley, the Schloss-Schule Kirchberg assists students from around the world to find their own path to academic and personal growth.

With a diverse offering of academic, cultural, athletic and technical courses and activities, students are able to discover and foster their individual potential while learning to take responsibility for themselves and their community.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12)

Branch of study

  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, occasionally single rooms

Special features

10-plus class: special program for international students to deepen their academic, social and methodic knowledge of the German school system as a preparation for upper level classes (11-12)

Program for academically gifted students

“Early Study” at University of Würzburg or University of Stuttgart

Cooperation with a professional basketball club (Crailsheim Merlins)

№ of students
330
№ of boarders100
Class size
18

on average

Group size
10‑12

Schule Birklehof

Co-educational private boarding school (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

Birklehof stands for an excellent schooling, which is closely related to an integrated education program and based on the unity of living and learning in a boarding school.

Education at Birklehof is characterized by three principles: secureness, evolvement and personal success. Within a very individual atmosphere which is shaped by warmth and mutual respect, the adolescents are encouraged to actively involve themselves into the everyday life of their school. Consequently, a sense of responsibility, social skills, independence, individual initiative as well as the ability of decision-making are fostered constantly.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12)

Branch of study

  • Fine arts
  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

10 boarding homes for girls and boys
Twin rooms, single rooms in Year 12

Special features

Obligatory German as a foreign language support for international students

Special MINT program (only possible for students starting in Year 9)

Sibling discount 50% on regular fees

№ of students
200
№ of boarders140
Class size
10‑19
Group size
5‑20

Schule Marienau

Co-educational private boarding school (Lower Saxony)

Marienau focuses on the individual, both in the classroom and in the boarding school. This means small classes, an attractive range of foreign languages offered, and individualized instruction. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning.

Active engagement is at the center of our work. We realize these goals through the use of individualization, cooperative learning and portfolio work. We also employ successful traditional methods like lecture, discourse and projects. A skills and methods curriculum reaching across subjects and grade levels ensures the systematic integration of all those components.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-13)

Branch of study

  • Fine arts
  • Languages
  • Natural sciences
  • Social sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, single rooms in Years 11-13

Special features

High Seas High School® (cf. Hermann-Lietz-Schule Spiekeroog)

Cooperation with external sports clubs (e. g., tennis, soccer, golf)

№ of students
250
№ of boarders130
Class size
16

on average

Group size
8

on average

Schule Schloss Salem

Co-educational private boarding school (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

Schule Schloss Salem is a German secondary boarding school on Lake Constance with a multinational orientation. The school guides students from over 40 nations to one of two possible diplomas, the German Abitur or the International Baccalaureate.

Schule Schloss Salem draws from the rich Christian-humanist tradition of Europe. In the spirit of its founder, Kurt Hahn, it aims to educate young people into personalities that are able and prepared to take on responsibility for themselves and others.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5 -12)

Branch of study

  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Years 5-10: multi-bed rooms
Years 11-12: twin rooms

Special features

Taking active responsibility for the boarding school life is part of the daily routine, including obligatory after-class services

Music can be selected as a major subject for students starting in year 8

№ of students
600
№ of boarders570
Class size
16

on average

Group size
18

on average

Schule Schloss Stein

Co-educational private boarding school (Bavaria)

Every human being is unique. If you encourage young people’s talents, they grow to be self-confident personalities. The feeling of security plays an essential role. True family tradition is lived. This gives the school a personal atmosphere of security and well-being. School uniform is obligatory.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12)

Branch of study

  • Economic sciences
  • Languages

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms

Special features

Youth forum discussions (lecture series with well-known public figures)

Literature and media week (lectures, artistic performances, theater plays)

Careers information day (with school alumni)

Higher education information day (with university representatives)

№ of students
140
№ of boarders110
Class size
10‑20
Group size
15

on average

Schulzentrum Marienhöhe

Co-educational church-run boarding school (Hesse)

We prepare students for their future life, emphasizing both academic and social skills. Our teaching methods as well as special projects and school programs follow this idea. We want to establish an atmosphere in which all students feel welcome and valuable, experience joy in the learning process and train cooperation and self-responsibility. We encourage our students by our own example to take care of their health, of the environment and of other people. Those values are based on our holistic Christian approach.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-13)

Branch of study

  • Course system

With compulsory and non-compulsory subjects of 3 core areas: I. Languages, Literature & Arts; II. Social Sciences & Economics; III. Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technics

Accommodation in boarding home

Single and twin rooms

Special features

Certified as health-promoting school

School for climate protection

Student-run enterprise “Energy Agency Marienhöhe”

Learning coaches supporting students in cooperation with subject teachers

Religion is a compulsory subject

№ of students
770

maximum

№ of boarders50
Class size
24

maximum

Group size
8‑12

Staatliches Landschulheim Marquartstein

Co-educational public school with boarding home (Bavaria)

We regard every student as a unique and valuable individual and try to teach our students basic values such as cooperation in a team, tolerance, respect for others and responsibility for themselves and the community. Therefore, home and school work are done together to encourage growth not only in knowledge but also in integrity, determination, confidence, independence and consideration for others.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12)

Branch of study

  • Languages
  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms

Special features

Mentoring team consists of educators as well as teachers living door to door with students

№ of students
640
№ of boarders120
Class size
22‑30
Group size
12‑16

Steinmühle Internatsschule

Co-educational private boarding school (Hesse)

The Steinmühle Internatsschule is embedded in a reform-educational tradition. We prepare students for a self-determined and forward-looking life. Responsibility and self-efficacy, enjoying learning, faith in oneself and others, clarity, courage, enthusiasm and empathy are important pillars of a fulfilled life. We try to convey these values in order to enable young people to orient themselves in the most different situations and to accept challenges with curiosity and competence.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-13)

Branch of study

  • Fine arts
  • Languages
  • Natural sciences
  • Sports

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms (Years 5-9), single rooms (Years 10-13)

Special features

Own stable on campus with experienced staff

Own boatshouse with landing stage

Cooperation with local sports clubs

Cooperation with local music school

Close connection to the Marburg university

№ of students
540
№ of boarders60
Class size
12‑20
Group size
8‑10

Stiftung Louisenlund

Co-educational private boarding school (Schleswig-Holstein)

There is no space for egoism in Louisenlund, just like there is none in a society where individuals need and rely on each other in order to make the most of situations and opportunities. Living with others takes courage. We encourage students to stand up for their opinions and take on projects that will make them grow. The belief that young men and women should be prepared to take on responsibility in society, is one of the main aims of Louisenlund. Students finishing their school career at Louisenlund have been prepared to become leaders of future society.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12)

Branch of study

  • Fine arts
  • Languages
  • Natural sciences
  • Social sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, single rooms

Special features

Special program plus-MINT (Years 9-12)
Shuttle bus between school and Hamburg central bus station
Airport shuttle between school and Hamburg airport

№ of students
360
№ of boarders280
Class size
15

on average

Group size
8‑15

Urspringschule

Co-educational private boarding school (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

Urspring is a progressive teaching school which contributes to the promotion of the whole personality by way of holistic education and the acquisition of extensive skills. Urspring is a mathematical-scientific grammar school. In addition, students have the possibility to complete an apprenticeship along with the Abitur. Since 1998 Urspring is a basketball excellence training center for Germany with the team winning German championships.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12)

Branch of study

  • Natural sciences

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms and multi-bed rooms, single rooms for senior students

Special features

Apprenticeship diploma parallel to classes from Year 8 or 9 onwards possible (approx. one year after the Abitur): carpenter, tailor, industrial mechanic

Urspring Basketball Academy

№ of students
240
№ of boarders130
Class size
16

on average

Group size
6‑12

Villa Wewersbusch

Co-educational private boarding school, Apple Distinguished School (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Villa Wewersbusch is a private school, grades 5-13, that uses state-of-the-art education technology to empower students to take control of their own learning. Its vision is to create a happy, nurturing education environment where students develop a passion for life-long learning. The school implements a one-to-one iPad program to create a personal learning experience for each student. Students can access personalized course materials posted by their instructors and submit their assignments online.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-13)

Branch of study

  • Course system

The school curriculum is based on the guidelines of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia with a special emphasis on science (MINT) and digital media competence

Accommodation in boarding home

Single and twin rooms

Special features

Apple Distinguished School (digital classes with 1:1 iPad implementation and iTunes U courses for every subject)

Obligatory school clothing

Special MINT room and IT room

№ of students
200
№ of boarders100
Class size
16

on average

Group size
10‑14

Zinzendorfschulen

Co-educational private boarding school (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

At the Zinzendorfschulen you live and learn in a unique ambiance of historic surroundings and the unspoiled countryside of the Black Forest.
The Zinzendorfschulen are characterized by a variety of educational paths. This variety offers optimal choices according to students' own interests and abilities.

With more than 200 years of experience in education we can assure schooling and boarding on a high level. Supporting common sense, taking care of each individual in a very personal and trustful manner and our lively extra-curricular program make everyone feel immediately at ease.

Educational form

Grammar school (Years 5-12 and 5-13)

Branch of study

  • Languages
  • Natural sciences
  • Visual arts and design

Accommodation in boarding home

Twin rooms, single rooms (depending on age)

Special features

Decentralized campus with school and boarding home within walking distance

Religion is a compulsory subject for all students

Special tutoring and activity program for international students

№ of students
950

maximum

№ of boarders70
Class size
18‑25
Group size
8‑15