Hermann Lietz School: Haubinda, Germany

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One of top boarding schools in Germany! The
Hermann-Lietz-School is the oldest so called “Landerziehungsheim” in Germany.
We live in a small village – besides the school is the village. The 120
boarders live in different houses in families of about 8 to 10 pupils from the
age of 10 to 20 years. The parents of these families are teachers in our
school. We have children from class 1 to 4 in primary school, from class 5 to
10 in secondary school and from class 11 to 13 in technical college.

Apart from
the lessons in school it is very important for our pupils to learn different
things to develop their personality. They can work in our carpenters’ workshop,
they can learn different instruments, they can work in our farm and take care
of our animals like horses, sheeps and pigs.

Number of students

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7 days boarding: 

26 000 Euro

About the school

Hermann Lietz bought the detached manor in Haubinda for 250,000 DM and moved there in 1901 with 60 boys. It was established as the second German boarding school of Hermann Lietz. It was founded in 1919, made shortly before the death of the school’s founders, under the sponsorship of the „Hermann-Lietz-foundation”. The school experienced both world wars and Nazism. 1945 occurred in the Soviet occupation zone, which included the school, the law on land reform in force. Thus the property of about 100 acres of land was expropriated without compensation. With the end of World War II Chapter reform education in Haubinda was initially completed. Therefore, the school stood until 1951 under the sponsorship of the state of Thuringia. Between 1951 and 1957 there was the GDR border police stationed. From 1957 to 1961, the school served as the central school for grades five through eight of the places Schlechtsart, Gompertshausen, Westhausen and Haubinda. The school was closed again in 1961 and it attracted a soldier. From 1971, the school was for the children from the surrounding villages as a ten-year polytechnic secondary school. By supporting a new concept for the school was developed in 1990, which was approved as a school experiment. The privatization was completed for the school year 2001/2002, which also ended successfully the school experiment. Since privatization, the school is once again under construction.

90 ha
• Farm with horses, sheeps, pigs, rabbits, ducks, chickens and fields
• Carpenter’s workshop, garage for metal
• Pottery and art house
• Big gymnasium for soccer, basketball, table tennis
• Library with computerized workstations

Most of the students live together with one other pupil in one room; some of the older students have a room of their own.

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Academic life

Sport and culture

* Every summer we invent students who want to get to know our school or those, who would like to improve their languages or maths skills. During the free time we visit several special places like pools, museums, theaters; and we take care of our farm to learn how to live in and with the nature.

Location Description

Southeast of Germany; South of Thuringia next to the Bavarian frontier; located between Meiningen, Erfurt, Coburg, Bamberg

Hermann-Lietz-Schule Stiftung 01 98663 Haubinda 198663

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