Christian Values at a Jesuit School
Boarding School for Boys and Girls
A unique example of innovation is the "Euroklasse". This class enables speakers of other languages to master German sufficiently in the course of a year to qualify through the Goethe Institute examination for the Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD), which is generally accepted in Germany and in many other countries as proof of sound basic knowledge of German.
The state-recognized Kolleg St. Blasien offers a number of language concentrations. In addition to the standard classical and modern languages (Latin, English, French, Spanish and classical Greek), the Kolleg has pioneered the teaching of Chinese, which is expected to be of increasing importance for the world of tomorrow. Other disciplines such as Science, Math, History, Religion, and many more meet equally high standards.
Outside of the academic curriculum students develop values and skills in Music, Sports and Drama. A high point of our Spring Whitsuntide Celebration is the theatrical production staged and performed entirely by the students.
The development of the spiritual person, however, remains the heart and soul of the education at the Kolleg. Christian values, worship, and teachings are emphasized under the guidance of the Jesuits in residence. The Kolleg maintains close contacts and exchange opportunities with other Jesuit schools within Europe and in the larger world. The essence of this focus is an understanding on the part of students that knowledge, expertise, and talents are gifts from God intended for service rather than mere self-aggrandizement or the acquisition of material wealth.
The education at the Kolleg is tied to the mission of the church. The graduates of the Kolleg go forth to serve others in many walks of life, as physicians healing the sick; as lawyers working to further justice; as teachers lifting the minds and hearts of future generations; … This life of service reflects the educational mission of the school, to form "men and women for others".