BurgGymnasium Kaiserslautern is a co-educational state-funded secondary grammar school in the heart of Kaiserslautern, opposite the city hall.


BurgGymnasium was established in 1875 as a girls’ secondary school and since 1970 it is co-educational. Throughout the years, the school has been expanded continually and recently the impressive façade of the original building of our school (A-Bau) has been refurbished.

International projects

s a school community we take great pride in our long tradition of international exchange projects with schools in other countries. So BurgGymnasium has taken an active part in twinning activities with schools in France, in Sweden and in Beijing, China. For many years we have also successfully cooperated with American schools in the Kaiserslautern aera. These German-American projects have now officially been acknowledged and BurgGymnasium is formally linked with the state project “Welcome to Rhineland-Palatinate. Our Neighbors from America” (WiR!). Further information on our cooperation e.g. with Sembach Middle School and Kaiserslautern High School can be found in our annual report.

Due to a large variety of activities such as art, sport, music, “school without racism – school with courage” and our exchange programs, BurgGymnasium has been accepted to take the first steps in becoming a UNESCO-associated project school.

Curriculum: core subjects

We offer a large variety of subjects:

  • Languages:
    Students can enroll in English or French as a first or second foreign language, Latin as a second foreign language and Spanish as a third foreign language.
  • History, Social Studies, Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Science:
    Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Creative Arts:
    Music, Visual Arts, Drama

Elective courses and extracurricular activities are offered in

–  French: bilingual courses in Geography, History, Social Studies

–  STEM: Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

–  Creative Arts: Music, Drama

Our core values and visions

We aim to provide an environment that allows every student to develop their intellectual and personal abilities so that they can play an active and responsible role in a rapidly changing world.

We combine lessons with extracurricular activities and offer our students authentic insights into careers through internships and industry talks.

We consider tolerance, mutual respect and trust as fundamental principles of a community.

If you have any questions or require further information, do not hesitate to contact us:
Mail: weis@burg-kl.de (Michael Weis, coordinator for German-Americancooperation), Phone: 0631/37 163 -0