Hildegardis-Schule Bochum

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Hildegardisschule Bochum.jpg
Klinikstrasse 1
Bochum, D-44791
School type Gymnasium and European School
Opened 1860
Head of school Werner Backhaus and Wolfgang Schmidt
Teaching staff 85[1]
Pupils 1150
Language German and French

The Hildegardis-Schule is a 150-year-old secondary school in the city of Bochum, Germany.


The school was founded in 1860 by a young Bochum teacher, Henriette von Noël, as a private school for girls. An extension was built in 1901 and in 1916, the school was named after naturalist, theologian and author, Hildegard von Bingen.[2] There is a statue of Hildegard von Bingen in front of the main entrance.

Today, the school is a public Gymnasium for boys and girls. The Hildegardis-Schule was one of the first schools in Germany to offer French bilingual education. History, politics and geography are taught in French and students may graduate with a French baccalaureat as well as an Abitur. In 2008, the school was certified as a European School by the Ministry of Schools of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Student exchange program[edit]

The Hildegardis-Schule has a student exchange program with schools in

Henriette von Noël (1833-1903), teacher and school founder of Hildegardis-Schule


  1. ^ http://www.hildegardis-bochum.de/index.php/kontakt.html
  2. ^ "Schulprogramm - Hildegardis-Schule Bochum" [School program – Hildegardis School, Bochum] (in German). Old school website. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 51°29′10″N 7°13′42″E / 51.48611°N 7.22833°E / 51.48611; 7.22833