Outline information on our boarding school life

Reichersbeuern Castle grounds accommodate a boarding school for 60 girls and boys from the fifth to the twelfth class. The children and young people are distributed over four living tracts, whereby two of the boarding school areas are directly situated in the castle building itself. Each group of boarders is supervised by a team – by a female boarding school mentor and a male mentor in the case of the boys’ groups and by two female boarding school mentors where the girls’ groups are concerned.

Our boarding school regulations lay down the general rules of living together. The boarding school day is firmly structured.

TimeProgramme point
BSFrom 6.30Getting up
7.20Morning greeting and breakfast
7.40Clearing up together
8.05Presence in the classroom
School8.10Teaching begins
9.40Second breakfast break in the castle
10.00Teaching
11.30Short break
11.35Teaching
13.05Lunch break and lunch
14.10Afternoon teaching and supervised learning period
15:40End of teaching
BS16.00 – 17.15Participation in social, sporting or creative guilds
Additional learning in grades 11 and 12
18.00Evening meal
18:45Individual learning
20:00Free time: games, sport, music
Tidying up on a Thursday evening
21:00Bedtime according to one’s age group from 9 p.m. on

Ways of dealing with the use of electronic media

Regulation of the use of electronic media is a constant challenge in education today. Electronic media are handed out on an individual basis in the boarding school, after, as a rule, agreeing terms with the child’s parents. Of key importance are the aspects of success at school and the ability to handle electronic media sensibly. Dependent on age and degree of maturity, all items of electronic media are collected by 10 p.m. at the latest and the WLAN is switched off.

Boarding school weekends

We offer our boarders about 15 boarding school weekends per school year. In addition to compulsory lessons during the week, we also provide extra learning in small groups only for our boarders, as a rule in the core subjects German, Maths and the Foreign Languages.
Joint group activities are also organised over boarding school weekends, such as for example excursions, visits to the cinema, cooking and inter-cultural attractions as well as special events like the candlelight dinner.

From midday Saturday on, the boarding school weekend is open for all for leisure purposes and – where agreed – for trips home. Only participation in the group evening on Friday on boarding school weekends, and in special school or boarding school events on individual Saturdays such as for example the Advent Market or the Open Day, is compulsory.

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