Boarding schools in and around Berlin
There are many different reasons to take a boarding school for your child into consideration. Either you´re highly occupied by your job and don´t have enough time to care and look after your child or your child is an only child and you like it to grow up with children of the same age.
Furthermore, because of the time-consuming mentoring, boarding schools offer an unique opportunity for individual development, especially if one likes to combine sportive and musical leisure time activity with everyday life at school. Anyway, the boarding school is an alternative to the conventional kind of school and offers new challenges for your son or daughter and moreover imparts social skills.
Addresses in and around Berlin
BBIS Boarding School
Berlin Brandenburg International School is in a wooded area just south of the Berlin city limits. Modern indoor and outdoor sports facilities and several large school buildings are the centerpieces of the sprawling 37-hectare campus. Currently 715 students aged 3-19 from 65 countries are taught at BBIS. Some 54 of them are boarding students. BBIS Boarding School is Germany’s first international, English language boarding school to offer the International Baccalaureate, as well as the alternative, business-oriented IB Career-related Certificate. International students aged 14-17 may apply.
›› 14532 Kleinmachnow, Am Hochwald 30, Tel. 03 32 03/8 03 60, www.bbis.de
Between 60 and 70 children and youths aged 11-18 stay in this boarding school in Berlin’s southwest. They mainly come from the Berlin area and attend one of the schools of the Königin-Luise-Stiftung. Special value is placed on the advancement of social competencies. Berlin’s only boarding school which accepts students from age 6 (with 24-hour care and supervision in the primary boarding school) right up to high-school graduation.
›› Dahlem, Podbielskiallee 78, Tel. 84 18 13, www.koenigin-luise-stiftung.de
›› Tel. 07554/98 67 22, www.internate.de
Schulfarm Insel Scharfenberg
State academic high school and boarding school on a 20-hectare island on Tegeler See, founded in 1922 by Wilhelm Blume. The boarding school has three buildings with room for 85 male and female pupils. Sailing, riding, own animals and a large garden provide for variety.
›› Reinickendorf, Tel. 4 30 94 43 30, www.insel-scharfenberg.de
State-accredited academic high school in the middle of an idyllic lake and forest estate. This “House of Learning’’ opened in 2001 and has since grown to about 230 students. Besides an all-day school, weekly boarding is also offered. In addition, there are lots of leisure activities such as sailing, riding and golfing as well as artistic and musical projects.
›› 15834 Rangsdorf, Stauffenbergallee 6, Tel. 033708/4 49 47, www.seeschule.de