You can see these ideals as poles of two axes in whose balance and con­nection we want to move, cor­ner­stones in whose center a space of pos­si­bil­ities emerges:


The devel­opment of each person is unique, so is yours. Therefore, we do not want to define a uniform ideal for edu­cation, but create oppor­tu­nities for you to shape your learning as indi­vid­ually and freely as pos­sible. By freedom, we do not mean the opposite of structure, but of con­straint. We feel it is essential that you are allowed to decide to learn vol­un­tarily and self-deter­mined. It is clear to us that this ideal is dif­ficult to implement con­sis­tently in practice, but we are taking on this chal­lenge and doing our best to make it a reality as much as possible.

The moti­vation for your learning should not come from a sense of duty or fear, but from your enthu­siasm. We live and share our enthu­siasm and want to make that pos­sible for you, too. The offers you an exciting learning envi­ronment and many oppor­tu­nities to develop indi­vid­ually. We believe that young people like you basi­cally want to learn when they are not forced to and are allowed to pursue their genuine interests. Even if you are already frus­trated by your pre­vious learning expe­ri­ences, you can find your way back to your own inner moti­vation at We give you time, space and support for this.

In order for you to design your indi­vidual learning path, you need good, per­sonal support. That’s why you have your own mentor at, with whom you can discuss your devel­opment and plan your next steps. For coor­di­nation we use a special software, which allows you to get an overview of your progress yourself. More and more you will be able to take your learning — and thus your life — into your own hands.

Self-deter­mined learning is not only about the choice of content, we also offer you a variety of methods and set­tings, depending on which learning type you are and which learning formats you prefer.


A loving com­munity of learning guides, fellow stu­dents and parents offers you a pro­tected space in which your inner con­fi­dence can grow. We live mutual respect and believe in coop­er­ation instead of com­pe­tition. You can develop indi­vid­ually with us and still stay con­nected to the com­munity, develop and expe­rience self-efficacy, learn co-cre­ation and respon­si­bility, become coura­geous, succeed or fail and then move on with your head held high.

We all learn together, at eye level and shoulder to shoulder. On the one hand, this means that we as learning guides like to be in a con­stant learning process our­selves, and on the other hand, that we want to empower you as a student as much as pos­sible to support others in their learning. This allows roles to remain flexible instead of becoming fixed identities.

In order to support each other in our devel­op­ments in the best pos­sible way, we acknowledge each other’s needs. For us, openness and trans­parency are important because they are the basis for trust. That’s why we want to be open with each other, clearly com­mu­nicate our mutual expec­ta­tions, wishes and fears, make infor­mation available to everyone and talk to each other instead of about each other. In you can bring yourself in as a whole person, as real as pos­sible, without having to pretend any­thing. So you too, in your own way, can con­tribute to a common purpose.

close to life

We open up to the outside world, cre­ating a close con­nection of learning with life. At, you can learn to run a business yourself in an entre­pre­neurship space, or col­lab­orate with people and insti­tu­tions in the area in com­munity work to help locally and do good. You can get in touch with external experts for your projects or go on excur­sions to get further input. Our courses are open to people from outside and form a network that con­nects our learning center to the world.

You learn here what is mean­ingful and rel­evant for you and deal with current, real problems from your own expe­rience and from dif­ferent areas of life. With us, you will not only learn to meet the demands of the future, but you will develop the skills you need to actively and con­sciously help shape that future.

For us, being close to life also means remaining real­istic. We see in this approach ideals to which we aspire, but we are aware that it is not a matter of real­izing them as per­fectly as pos­sible, but of shaping a common path of devel­opment towards them. We can’t give you any guar­antees, but our full com­mitment. We will cer­tainly make mis­takes, but we will move on. And that’s fine, we’re here to learn together after all.


In addition to the prac­tical prepa­ration for your life, you also have enough room for your per­sonal edu­cation. This means you can joy­fully pursue your interests with us, immerse yourself in exciting topics and con­ver­sa­tions, dis­cover your potential, play with pos­si­bil­ities, and some­times simply enjoy learning without having to imme­di­ately ask yourself what you’ll need it for.

We want to accompany you as a whole person on your per­sonal,inner path of devel­opment. In addition to aca­demic knowledge acqui­sition, this includes social, emo­tional, cre­ative, physical and spir­itual aspects. That’s why at you also learn things like mind­fulness, building your heart, and social skills.

Today, we humans live between our natural roots and a digital future, in an increas­ingly global com­munity. We want to enable you to connect with the dif­ferent aspects of being human and to give you what you need to be able to unfold as con­sciously as pos­sible on dif­ferent levels.

Check out our learning formats to see how we put these ideals into practice on a day-to-day basis.