The Schloss-Schule Kirchberg was founded in 1914 by Karl Stracke as a junior level of the "Reform school Blaubeuren", renewed in 1917 by Rudolf Besser as a "reform school and country education home" and further developed in 1926 by Adolf Zoellner and Amalie Pfündel as "Württembergisches Landschulheim" in the tradition of Hermann Lietz.
For the first five decades, the Schloss-Schule Kirchberg high above the Jagst, in the north of Baden-Württemberg, was housed in the front wings of the princely Hohenlohe castle of Kirchberg.
Als die Evangelische Heimstiftung in den 1960er Jahren die gesamte Schlossanlage erwarb und als Alten- und Pflegeheim ausbaute, zog die Schloss-Schule Kirchberg unter Leitung von Amalie Pfündel und ihrem Sohn Albrecht in die neu errichteten Gebäude auf der „Windshöhe”.
Even today, our boarding school Schloss-Schule Kirchberg stands firmly between tradition and modernity on its new campus with a view of the city. The Schloss-Schule Kirchberg remains true to its original principles of reform pedagogy and aims to prepare students both academically and personally for the unique challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
Over 100 years of boarding school Schloss-Schule Kirchberg
Behind the long tradition of our Gymnasium boarding are many interesting faces and stories. For the 100th anniversary in 2014, we have compiled these in a detailed brochure which, in addition to retrospectives, also provides insights into new times.
Virtual tour of the history of the Schloss-Schule with history teacher Ralf Martius.