The motto "Learning the head, heart and hands" suits best for the private school Schule Marienau. It is located in the city of Dahlem: the distance to Hamburg is 85 kilometers, and to Luneburg - only 20 kilometers. The territory is a former estate with meadows, lakes, forests and a small pond. Marienau belongs to the land of Dahlem, is under the local government of Dakhleburg (this is a commercial, meaningful city between Luneburg and Dannenberg). Lüneburg itself, despite its small size, is well known as a spa city thanks to its unique salt springs and thermal baths. There is an amazing historical city center, an excellent theater, there is its own university, many museums, tourist hotels and student hostels and hostels.
The founder of Schule Marienau, the educator-reformer Dr. Max Bondi balanced traditional academic methods with psychological approaches that take into account the individual characteristics and talents of each student. His wife, the famous Viennese psychoanalyst and the student of Sigmund Freud himself had a great influence on the resulting method. Here they bring up a harmonious, fully-fledged and comprehensive developed personality, a correct and objective attitude to the world around them, respect and tolerance for people.
The school has its own parliament of 100 people: it develops, approves school rules and regulations, actions and student initiatives. The social work of students is paid great attention: it is believed that this allows you to educate an active civic position, non-indifference and involvement in world social processes. Weekly on Thursdays, mass meetings and group discussions of current issues are held, a plan of events for the weekend is drawn up. Senior students take patronage over younger students - this item necessarily enters into a personal portfolio and a certificate. All students will always remain members of a large school family: meetings and celebrations are organized for them every year, and the friendship that has become established in the institution often remains for life.