Boarding School Germany – Steinmühle Marburg
Germany has a very varied boarding school landscape with many different characteristics. Our Steinmühle grammar school and boarding school is located in the middle of Germany (Europe), in an idyllic natural setting on the edge of the university town of Marburg in Hesse. Our excellent location enables us to offer a holistic educational concept in an ideal combination of life and learning. Steinmühle is attended by both German and foreign students, and, working in cooperation with the University of Marburg, we offer them early career orientation.
Boarding school with many advantages
An ideal location for many leisure activities
The idyllic setting of Steinmühle includes direct access to the river Lahn – you can go swimming in summer or use one of our numerous water sports facilities. We have – as one of the few boarding schools or private schools in Germany – our own landing stage as well as a boathouse with jetty. Rowing is available at Steinmühle all year round. A spacious paddock and our own riding stable for our students interested in riding are also part of our educational experience. We maintain contact with many clubs where children and young people can pursue their individual interests.
Not all boarding schools are the same – the special school concept
Boarding schools in Germany differ not only in their geographical location, but also in the quality of the teaching staff, their basic values, the type of school, the costs or the underlying concept. We represent a special school concept in which the individual support of each student is paramount. Since the foundation of the boarding school we have constantly expanded our school concept, passed on what is tried and tested and incorporated new findings into the philosophy of our educational institution. The lower and middle school is taught in both the mornings and afternoons. From the 7th grade onwards bilingual lessons are offered and in elective lessons from the 8th grade onwards we create a connection between practical and theoretical learning. We are proud to state that classes are never cancelled at Steinmühle Boarding School.
Teachers and student meet as equals
The educational team and their families live in the boarding school grounds and have very close contact with the students. This enables them to give individual advice and support to the children and young people at any time. Community and cohesion are strengthened during numerous projects and excursions; class teams meet early each day in a morning circle, and a class council as well as regular teacher-educator discussions ensure the right level of communication and exchange.
The “learning office” promotes independence
In addition to the fixed learning times in the classroom, we have set up the “learning office” at Steinmühle. Every child and teenager organizes his or her own private study time in this learning office. During this time they can do homework, prepare for upcoming exams or repeat topics they have not understood. There are always teachers present in the learning office who accompany the private study and give feedback to the head of the boarding school if necessary.
A boarding school in Germany with many focal points
In order to promote the individual interests and talents of the children and young people, we have created an extensive range of services for the boarding school. One focus is riding. On the premises we have our own riding school with 35 horses and ponies. Our riding instructors offer daily riding lessons for beginners and advanced riders. We regularly organize sporting events, riding badge tests, foal and breeding shows and riding tournaments. The extracurricular focus is on rowing.