Gymnasium SonthofenGymnasium Sonthofen
Albert-Schweitzer-Straße 21

87527 Sonthofen

Official contacts:
Christian Volz and Holger Buckenlei

About the Gymnasium Sonthofen:

Gymnasium Sonthofen 2008
Gymnasium Sonthofen in 2008

Our school Gymnasium Sonthofen was built in 1975 and has just been refurbished during the last few years. It is now a passive house school and one of the most energy-efficient, eco-friendly and modern schools in Germany. Almost every classroom is equipped with a SmartBoard, an electronic "whiteboard" with touchscreen, which makes it possible to easily access the internet, watch movies and save the work that has been carried out in class. > More about the renovation (de / fr / it / sl)

Students from our school have been participating in the YPAC since 2006.


Gymnasium Sonthofen 2012
Gymnasium Sonthofen after reconstruction

There are currently about 800 students from grades 5 to 12 and 70 teachers at our school. On average, there are 25 – 30 pupils per class.

Pupils can choose between two profiles:

  • "Naturwissenschaftlich-technologisches Gymnasium” (scientific and technically oriented profile)
  • Wirtschafts- und sozialwissenschaftliches Gymnasium” (economics and social science)

After grade 5, pupils choose between Latin and French as their second foreign language. After grade 7, they decide whether to focus on natural scientific subjects or economics.

A typical day of a student in Sonthofen looks like this:

7.55 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. six lessons and two breaks
1.00 p.m. to 1.45 p.m. lunch break
1.45 p.m. to 16.45 p.m.

afternoon lessons (varies from student to student)