Louisenlund in Grosse Breite of the Schlei is one of best boarding schools in Germany! IB boarding school. The Independent Boarding School
Louisenlund offers bursaries/scholarships to students from all over the
world in Grades 11 and 12 (Abitur or IB Diploma). These reductions to
fees are open to students with excellent academic results who also show
an above average interest in extra-curricular activities.
looking for young people whose dedication goes outside the classroom
into the areas of political and social awareness, music and or sport.
The candidate should most definitely be prepared to play an active role
in the life of the boarding school community. The bursaries/scholarships
are awarded for up to two years and are reviewed annually.
The reductions to fees are calculated according to the parents’ means and the suitability of the candidate.
When should the application be submitted?
are currently taking applications from students who will join Grades 11
or 12 (Abitur or IB Diploma) of the next academic year. The assessment
centre takes place in April 2014. The candidates will be judged by an
independent committee on the grounds of academic results and character.
How should I apply?
should send their Curriculum Vitae including information on interests
and hobbies. A short personal statement should define what the student
hopes to gain from completing his or her school career at Louisenlund
and what contribution they can make to our community.
reports from the last two academic years should be included along with a
photograph and a letter from the parents stating their agreement with
the application and the need for a bursary/scholarship.
We understand learning on the Manor (Grades 5 through 8) as a holistic process of
personal experience that takes place in the supportive and intimate
atmosphere of the community.
This concept also forms the basis
of our newly created subject “NaWi” (short for “Naturwissenschaften” /
Natural Sciences). Physics, chemistry and biology are taught as one
combined subject with a particular focus on practical projects.
small classes, on average 14 students, enable learning in a trusting
environment – perfect conditions for our motto “demand and support”.
from the academic program, the daily schedule is shaped by a variety of
crafts, sports and artistic activities. These help the children learn
to trust their own skills and to develop the sense of responsibility
which is so characteristic for the students of Louisenlund.
classic services, such as the fire department and emergency services, as
well as services to the general public contribute to a strong sense of
community. There is also a particular focus on supporting musical and
The triumphs of team sports play an important
role in stimulating ambition and motivation, as does the sailing crew,
which is required in our program for Grades 5 and 6. Religious training,
which includes preparation for and celebration of confirmation, teaches
the students to develop and preserve a regard for creation.
Middle and Upper School
The historic castle housing the school administration and the library is
surrounded by various other buildings that are used for Grades 9
through 13. Class size does not exceed twenty students, so that
preparation for a future academic or professional career proceeds at an
This includes the bilingual program in history
and geography that students are able to pursue from Grade 7 through
Grade 10 and which can be continued in history up to and including the
Specialized business English courses certified by the
London Chamber of Commerce are available from Grade 11 on. Spanish is
also offered from Grade 11. Advanced level courses (Leistungskurse) are
possible when eight students request them. On average, these courses
have fifteen students. Special remedial courses are also available for
core subjects into Grade 10.
Louisenlund has established new
criteria for secondary schools today with its Career Counseling
Programme. In Grades 11 through 13, detailed information on business
and professional life is presented, and students gather their first
practical experience through career training sessions, internships, and
assessment centre exercises.
Louisenlund trains students in
special learning techniques in preparation for the Abitur examinations
and for later university studies.
In addition to the academic
program, Louisenlund offers a broad and varied slate of extracurricular
activities, including sports such as sailing, rugby, field hockey, and
golf, and artistic pursuits such as theatre and the Debating Society,
as well as crafts and social services.
Louisenlund was officially accepted into the circle of IB World Schools
in May 2008 after a one-year review, and has since been the first
boarding school in northern Germany to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
in addition to the Abitur.
higher education entrance qualification creates the ideal conditions
for admission to an international study programme while at the same time
allowing the opportunity for foreign school exchanges through the use
of English as the teaching language and the students’ multiculturalism.
its recognition by the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs,
the IB Diploma has also enabled access to higher education in Germany
since 1988. With its high academic standards, the IB aims to support
inquisitive, knowledgeable and sociallycommitted young people in
overcoming intercultural borders and campaigning for a global
coexistence in the spirit of international understanding.
different educational backgrounds into consideration, individual
qualification options are made available to IB students in the form of
the IB Diploma or the issue of individual certificates as a partial
Within the scope of a variety of opinions, they are
encouraged to take a world view and approach, and to develop their
skills so as be able to surpass what they thought possible.