Private Boarding School in Berlin, germany


Private Boarding School


Villa Elisabeth in Berlin

Villa Elisabeth is a private boarding school in Wildau, a village just outside Berlin surrounded by beautiful lakes. The school  is situated in a historic mansion, built at the end of the 19th century. To get to the city center of Berlin it takes about 50 minutes (more about Wildau). The school is small and international students are taken care of very well. GLS has placed several exchange students here, some of them staying 2 or 3 years in order to pass the Abitur.

Villa Elisabeth demands German on level B2 - if your German is lower than that, you can do a preparation course first and then switch to this school.

Overview & Prices

LocationBerlin - Google map
School typePrivate Gymnasium with boarding school - school website
HighlightsExtracurricular activities like Art, Horseback Riding, Golf, Sailing - here some photos
Size250 students, 40 boarding, 10 % international
RequirementsMinimum age 13, German on level B2
EntryFEB or AUG, min. 5 months
AbiturPossible, if you stay at least class 11 and 12 prior to Abitur
Price24.450 € per year, 13.850 € for 5 months
Incl.: tuition, boarding, full board. Not incl.: extracurricular activities, books


The School

The school building is a historic mansion, built at the end of the 19th century. The atmosphere is friendly and familial, as it is a small school with only 250 students. The school is open-minded and demanding. A strong point are the so called Arbeitsgemeinschaften, i.e. extracurricular clubs, that students join to follow the activity of interest to them. On offer are: Learning Chinese, Dancing, Oral History, Golfing, Sailing, Horseback Riding. 


Business, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, IT, History, Geography, Political Science, Music, Art, German Literature, English, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Latin

Classes: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am till 3 pm or 4.40 pm

Extracurricular activities: Learning Chinese, Chess, Dancing, Drama, Horseback riding, Sailing - more


The majority of the German students lives at home, most boarders are international students. The boarding house is not right next to the school - it is on the campus of the Teikyo foundation on Lake Zeuthen (fotos). A school bus picks boarding students up in the morning and brings them back after class. The boarding conditions are very comfortable - in 2-bed-rooms with own bath. See both the school (A) and the boarding house (B) on a Google map

If you prefer host family accommodation, please let us know. We can arrange that, too. The price for homestay is lower than for boarding: 500 € less per semester.