Clara Fey High School

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Clara Fey High School
Rheinallee 5 clara fey gymn MG 2617.jpg
Front view to Rheinallee
type of school high school
School number 166431
founding 1896

Rheinallee 5

place Bonn
country North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Coordinates 50 ° 41 '10 "  N , 7 ° 9' 30"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 41 '10 "  N , 7 ° 9' 30"  E
carrier Archdiocese of Cologne
student 640
Teachers 40
management Birgit Heinen

The Archbishop's Clara-Fey-Gymnasium in Bonn is a state-recognized substitute school for girls and boys in bi-education supported by the Archdiocese of Cologne . The namesake is the Blessed Clara Fey , founder of the Order of the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus . The 1912 inaugurated school building stands as a monument under monument protection . Around 640 students are currently being taught by 50 teachers.

Educational basis

The basis of school life and teaching is Christian values ​​education and the ability of students to lead a responsible life. The school understands values ​​in particular as “a

  • Shaping life from the spirit of the gospel,
  • a sense of freedom and respect for others,
  • the ability to develop and represent one's own convictions,
  • active and passive critical ability,
  • Sense of responsibility and solidarity,
  • intellectual honesty,
  • Perseverance and conscientiousness,
  • social commitment,
  • active participation in social developments. "

At the school site there is a monastery of the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus , who are also responsible for a large part of the teaching and the infrastructure of the school processes.

Lessons offered

Teachers have the same training as teachers in public high schools. The same requirements for admission of students and the same performance requirements also apply. Certificates and school-leaving qualifications are equivalent to those of public schools. There is no school fee . The school is subject to the state school supervision, it has the freedom to realize its own educational and teaching ideas. The school is financed to over 90% by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The language sequence is:

In the upper level are - partly in cooperation with the Aloisiuskolleg for the subjects - German , English, French, mathematics , physics , chemistry , biology , history , social science and geography major courses offered.

The curriculum looks like B. provides a four-week social internship for all schoolgirls in grade 10. A qualified psychologist who belongs to the teaching staff and other members of a counseling team offer psychological diagnostics and counseling. Pupils with special reading and spelling difficulties can be supported by a specialist in a school course. The school has the right to free choice of teachers and students. The church offers the teachers of its schools an in-service training course, which is intended to give them special qualifications for the educational tasks.


The concept of single-sex girls' education , which has been following for many years, the school reserves the gender development stages of the girls in a special way in view and voted by a special didactic teaching it. In addition, however, there is the need to focus on boys: the question of disadvantages in school life, especially in lower and middle school (grades 5–9), has been discussed for some time with regard to boys. Boys are increasingly falling behind girls in terms of school-relevant data, statistically speaking more often, they drop out of school and overall fewer school-leaving qualifications. Targeted education and support for boys is therefore increasingly required. Funding concepts and extra-curricular projects as well as tailoring school life to these boys' problems are intended to provide a remedy. Therefore, there is again a stronger call for gender-segregated teaching in the educational discussion.

The educational inequality is not only based on the developmental differences between girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 16. Problematic role models or an uncertainty of the male role model due to the changed gender roles in society create upheavals in the educational process to the detriment of boys.

The Clara-Fey-Gymnasium has been addressing this problem with the concept of bi-education since the school year 2008/09. Boys also attend school, with classes in grades 5 - 9 taking place in separate, gender-specific learning groups. In this way, the various needs and developmental conditions of girls and boys are taken into account in the classroom. On the other hand, boys and girls are given the opportunity to learn from and with one another. The new concept of bi-education therefore combines separate lessons for girls and boys with a school environment that is supposed to be a place of protection and encounter. In a variety of joint projects, be it working groups or activities of the school community, the children and young people practice and correct this togetherness and their own role behavior.

With the entry into the upper level, the Clara-Fey-Gymnasium adopts the coeducational teaching concept so that the students can practice the common learning and work that is important for their studies and work. Here the Clara-Fey-Gymnasium can fall back on its many years of experience in co-educational advanced courses.

Former students


  • Peter Dorn: Clara-Fey-Gymnasium 1896–1996 - Festschrift . Ed .: Clara-Fey-Gymnasium. Bonn-Bad Godesberg 1996.

Web links

Commons : Clara-Fey-Gymnasium  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. List of monuments of the city of Bonn (as of March 15, 2019), p. 47, number A 3904