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Philosophy: Supporting life skills.

In line with the aims of its founders, Dr. Bernhard Hell and Fritz Ehrecke, Urspring School is deeply rooted in German country boarding school tradition and a progressive approach to education. It undertakes to realise its educational duty of uniting life, teaching and learning in a communal setting and in doing so to provide the same support for subject knowledge, a sense of our common humanity and creative strength.

We see ourselves as service providers, supporters and mentors. Our task is to support children and young people in developing their own personal life skills. We understand this to cover the entirety of their cognitive, emotional, methodological and social potential which girls and boys develop between the ages of 8 and 20 so that they are able to shape their present and future lives usefully and actively. We perform this service in the interests of parents as well.

We also see ourselves as a Protestant school community where girls and boys of all denominations are welcome. While study of the Protestant religion is mandatory for all pupils, therefore, it is not about "learning the catechism". We see religion as a component of our culture.

Urspring is a special place.

» For me, Urspring is my second family, my first great love and the gateway to a new (and bigger) world. An unforgettable time that I wouldn't have missed for the world. «
Patrick Horstmann,
a former Urspring pupil who took his Abitur in 2007

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