The Lower school
Boys and girls from grades 5-7 live in two cozy houses on our campus, the Weiglhaus and the Erlenhaus. They are accommodated in double or triple rooms with a resident staff member, who is available to them at all times.
A further contact person for lower school students is their mentor, a student from the middle or upper school selected to assist, support and accompany new students as they adjust to boarding school life. Joint activities on the weekend and tutoring after school when the going gets tough are often the hallmarks of these friendships, which frequently outlast the students’ school careers.
Additionally, we offer lower school students special programs, such as reading and spelling training, evening sports twice a week, or the lower school festival at the end of the school year.
The Middle School
Middle School students are accommodated in different boarding houses on campus in double and triple rooms. They are looked after by dorm parents but are given more freedoms, which encourage independence, responsibility and positive character development.
Taking on responsibility is a point of emphasis for middle school students. They become mentors for younger pupils, organize projects and events, get involved in community service off campus, and lead and participate in school assemblies designed to guide and reflect on life in the community.
Middle school students vote for student council members from among their peers and learn to understand and accept democratic processes.
The Upper School
The last two years of school are marked by the foremost goal of qualifying for matriculation at university. Although the traditional course structure changes, community life, in the form of joint activities in fixed mentor groups, maintains a high degree of importance in the lives of our students.
Campus life remains a focal point and helps to guide students as they complete their last two years on the way to the Abitur.
On-campus community service remains a requirement and is carried out conscientiously by our students. Upperclassmen continue to take on responsibility for the younger members of the community in the form of tutoring, mentoring or athletic coaching.
In grade twelve accomplished students are presented awards and distinctions to honor their achievements, including a two-week Japan scholarship or the highly sought-after Duke University scholarship.