Independent schools

Private schools are independent schools.

In contrast to public schools , private schools have a free sponsor - and are therefore also called "schools in independent sponsorship".

The Basic Law (GG) expressly guarantees in Art. 7 sec. 4, 5 GG the right to establish private schools. The "independent schools" are subject to state school supervision (legal supervision).

A distinction must be made between substitute and supplementary schools:

  • Substitute schools are schools subject to approval which- according to the overall purpose pursued by their establishment - strive for the general educational objectives and qualifications.
  • Supplementary schools are schools that do not require approval, but are subject to notification.

A checklist for the approval of the construction and operation of a substitute school or a supplementary school can be downloaded from the state portal "Education Schleswig-Holstein".

Related Links

  • Private Schools - Checklists for the Approval of Substitute Schools or Supplementary Schools


Health care schools do not fall within the remit of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MSB), but of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Science and Equality of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MSGWG).
Information on private schools and health professions in Schleswig-Holstein can be found on the website of the state government.

  • Private schools
  • Health professions
  • Art. 7 sec. 4, 5 Basic Law (GG),
  • §§ 115 - 118 School Act (SchulG).

Related Links

  • Art. 7 GG
  • §§ 115 ff. SchulG

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