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Private School Birkloff (Schule Birklehof)

Address: Schule Birklehof e. V. 79856 Hinterzarten
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Description Private School Birkloff (Schule Birklehof)

  • Location: Hirtenzarten, Germany;
  • Age: 11-18 years;
  • Programs: High School, High School;
  • Number of Students: 200;
  • Foundation year: 1932;
  • Type of education: joint.

School Schule Birklehof is one of the most prestigious schools in the region of the three boundaries of the Black Forest. The educational institution is not far from Freiburg. The private school of Birkloff was founded in the 20th century by Kurt Khan. Today, it is actively developing.

The school mainly learns Germans. Only 10% of the seats are foreign students. Teaching is conducted in German. In a private gymnasium a great atmosphere was created for the success of schoolchildren. Living and learning international students are offered in a comfortable environment.

The school honors the tradition of progressive educational reforms, conducted almost a hundred years ago. The concept was tested by practice and time. The principle of this concept is delegating a part of the managerial authority to the student school council.

There are two educational directions in the school: secondary school, Abitur. The latter is the German alternative to the British program A-Level.

Entry conditions

You can enroll in a German prestigious gymnasium at any stage of the studying course. To do this, you need to speak German at a level not lower than Upper Intermediate. Enrollment is based on the results of the interview and academic performance, according to the statement from the card or the certificate (for Abitur program).

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Private School Birkloff (Schule Birklehof)

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15.09.2019 -24.07.2020
from 3 100 € / month

In high school students study a wide range of subjects. The general curriculum includes mathematics, history, art, physics, biology, chemistry. It also provides for the study of foreign languages. English is available from the 5th grade, Latin and French from the 6th. In the 9th-10th form students can additionally study Greek.

15.09.2019 -24.07.2020
from 3 100 € / month

In high school (Abitur) special attention is paid to the preparation for admission to the university. Studying is divided into profiles. The students choose the direction in the 8th grade. In Schule Birklehof it is possible to get a practice-oriented secondary education with a natural, linguistic or musical bias. Music education of children here is given special attention.

Accommodation and food

  • The housing stock includes 10 comfortable buildings. Separate accommodation is offered at the school. One hostel, the Unterhaus, is designed for boys and girls 5-7 years of studying. Children are accommodated on different floors.
  • The school offers double rooms with private facilities. Senior students are allowed single occupancy.
  • The meals in Birklhof are full board. National German, European dishes are served in the school cafeteria.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: biology, chemistry, computer science, maths, music, physical Culture, physics
Events list: dancing

Events Private School Birkloff (Schule Birklehof)

Schule Birklehof offers not only secondary, high school programs, but also a large number of extracurricular activities. All conditions for sports and creative development are created here. In the summer, active sports fan are offered hockey on the grass, horse riding, rugby, football, badminton, volleyball, orienteering, cycling, rock climbing, golf, rowing, tennis. In winter, foreign students can snowboarding or ski. Intellectual clubs and creative sections work year-round.

Students can optionally attend classes in pottery, filmmaking, photography, handicrafts. Also for the pupils there is a vocal, theatrical circle. Moreover, at school there is an orchestra, a choir, a musical collective.


  • The Schule Birklehof is conveniently located. It is located on the territory of the famous German winter tourism center of Hinterzarten.
  • The school offers integrated educational programs, full board accommodation.
  • The institution is distinguished by high educational standards, active social life of pupils.
  • Special attention is paid to security issues. The latter is modern, tested, effective.
  • The school provides educational support for foreign students with special needs, in particular suffering from dyslexia. Also special studying programs are offered to gifted children. International students are given the opportunity to learn German in courses.
  • The career counseling department works in the school. Here students can get professional advice on the choice of future profession.

Equipment Private School Birkloff (Schule Birklehof)

The school features modern equipment. On the campus there are educational buildings, sports facilities, housing stock. The school has spacious, modernly equipped auditoriums, an assembly hall, several creative workshops. Sports infrastructure is represented by playgrounds and fields, indoor sports center. Also in school there is a library, computer resources, wireless internet.

Term dates and fees

Additional fees:

  • admission fee - 800 euro;
  • deposit - 2500 (day school), 7000 euros (boarding school);
  • registration fee In high school (11-12 grades) - 2400 euro / year, 200 euro / month;
  • tutoring;
  • insurance;
  • air travel;
  • visa registration, consular fees;
  • pocket money

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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