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International Day and Boarding School Louisenlund in Germany
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Overlooking the scenic Schlei fjord in northern Germany, this international boarding and day school offers a world-class education with breathtaking views. The bilingual institution nurtures young talent through innovative programs and a unique pedagogical approach. Boasting a fully accredited Primary School, Grammar School, and IB World School, Louisenlund offers industry-leading education for students of all ages and ambitions.


Louisenlund straddles the pristine Schlei Fjord, a quaint northern hamlet of Germany famed for its historic towns and sparkling bays. Students get a relaxed, natural setting to focus on their studies, with easy access to Denmark and Hamburg.

The large, leafy campus is awash with immaculately manicured lawns and world-class sporting facilities. A stroll around campus rewards students with stunning lake views.

Guided tours of the grounds are available free of charge. The Hamburg Airport is only one and a half hour’s drive away.


Louisenlund has been educating pupils from all over the globe for 70 years. World-renowned educator Dr Kurt Hahn played a pivotal role in founding the historical school.

The day and boarding school has multiple branches to educate students of varying ages. The Primary School accepts little ones from Years 1 – 4, while the Grammar School teaches children from Years 5 until 12 through its Junior, Middle, and Upper schools. The IB Diploma Programme starts training students for exams from Grade 10.

The school runs small classes to optimise teacher-student time.

An inspiring international atmosphere focused on inclusion, community, and excellence makes Louisenlund a stand-out choice for your child.

Core Values:

Teaching staff still follow Dr Kurt Hahn’s spiritual and pedagogical approach, which emphasises individual interests, community spirit, interpersonal relationships, and self-esteem.

Louisenlund hones in on holistic development, from personality to personal drive. Empathy, responsibility, and community lie at the core of the school’s inclusion-orientated ethos.


Catering to students from Year 1 until Year 5, the Primary School programme promotes independent, individualised learning. Research and discovery form the foundations of Kurt Hahn’s STEM-focused approach. The activity-orientated, experience-based curriculum keeps students thoroughly engaged.

The Grammar School educates Junior and Middle School students from Years 5 to 9. Mathematics, English and German comprise a significant portion of the curriculum, assessed by presentations, personal projects, and exams.

Upon transitioning into the Upper School in Year 9, students split off into four academic profiles: Language, Science and Ecology, Social Sciences, Aesthetic – Arts.

Louisenlund runs the only IB Diploma Programme in the region. From Year 10 onwards, participants study towards the prestigious IB Diploma. This widely-recognised accreditation opens the doors to thousands of prestigious universities across the globe.

Extracurricular Activities:

Louisenlund offers a range of engaging activities for students who choose not to return home on weekends and holidays. Examples include workshops, volunteer projects, and excursions across Germany.

Compulsory Boarding Weekends see students stay on campus to prepare for exams or participate in sporting events.

Louisenlund | Private Day & Boarding School in Northern Germany

Telephone number: +49 (0)4354 999 333
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  • Day Tuition

    15.600-21.500 € per Year

  • Boarding Tuition

    42.800-50.600 € per Year

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Teaching Environment

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  • Setting


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Programmes of Study

  • Academic programmes

    German Abitur / STEM specialism / IB Middle Years / IB Diploma Programme

  • Extracurricular programmes

    Rugby / Hockey / Football / Theatre / Art / Music / Sailing / Swimming / Tennis / Volleyball / Horse-riding / Basketball / Table tennis / Chess / Debating society / Duke of Edinburgh's Award / Dance / Badminton / Choirs / Orchestra / Golf / Business Entrepreneurship / Agroforestry / Fire Brigade / First Responder / Little Farm


  • Main language

    English / German

  • Language courses offered

    Spanish / German / Mandarin / Latin / French


  • Girls


  • Boys


  • Age of entry to school

    5 +

  • Age of entry to boarding houses


University Preparation

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