School and Boarding School

Urspring School Foundation is a charitable institution. Apart from a partial subsidy from the State solely for teaching costs (in line with legislation governing private schools in Baden-Württemberg), the school has to meet all its running costs from payments made by the parents.


School fees and boarding fees are set at an annual rate for an academic year by the Board of Urspring School. The deadline for payment for the academic year is on 31 July of a calendar year in each case, irrespective of the start of the summer holidays or the completion of Abitur examinations. Fees can be paid annually (with a 3% discount) or monthly or quarterly (= every 3 months). When the respective state subsidy is included, these equate to the actual cost of a full academic year. If a number of siblings attend the school at the same time, full fees are payable for one child only while their siblings will receive a 20% discount. An admission fee is payable on signing the school/boarding contract, as well as a deposit which is refunded when the contract ends. 30% of school fees alone can be offset as special expenses when declaring tax (subject to changes in legislation). The school can issue a certificate to confirm that this proportion of school fees has been paid. This also applies to care costs which the school is allowed to certify for a child of up to 14 years of age.

The financial resources which make up the Urspring School Scholarship Fund accrue from the Foundation's income, donations and earmarked grants. It awards partial scholarships where requests are justified in accordance with the Foundation's statutes.
The awarding of partial scholarships is subject to the recipient making a special contribution to the school and boarding community. This includes a good academic performance as well as an outstanding commitment to and achievement in the sporting activity or social life of the school.
The level of scholarship funds received is based on income and financial circumstances. Scholarships are only awarded for one academic year and are reviewed annually.
Since Urspring School is a grammar school with a specific religious character and approach to teaching and learning which provides a general education, from Class 10 upwards there is an option to apply for a grant towards the costs of non-residential accommodation under the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG).
According to the most recent finding of Stuttgart Administrative Court (11 K 5406/14) on 12.02.2015, "Urspring School in Schelklingen is a state-approved private school (…), which in particular has a specific approach to teaching and learning. However, behind this specific approach to teaching and learning is a distinctive religious educational objective which forms the basis for the entire concept of the facility and which is expressed in a variety of respects."
As a school with a specific approach to teaching and learning, Urspring School is listed by the Stuttgart Administrative Authority in the Baden-Württemberg Directory of Training Centres ( – in German). Boarding fees are eligible for assistance in accordance with the legislation governing "Provision for additional payments in cases of hardship under the Federal Training Assistance Act (HärteV)". The maximum sum granted (this is not a partial loan) is income-related and currently stands at approx. €2,000 per month.


The academic year runs from 1 August to 31 July of the following year and is an economic unit used by Urspring School Foundation for calculating costs. Urspring School is closed during the holidays. As a result, school fees and boarding fees are charged as an annual lump sum.
annual rate
Grammar school
(including German language support and health insurance):
€ 48,360
Language Institute
(including health insurance):
€ 52,320
Monthly payments and individual quarterly payments are only accepted by direct debit.
Please consider the information sheets as the basis of contract.