The Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs is the central school supervising authority of the German federal state Hessia. The 15 Hessian school boards are closely connected to their superior authority. The Ministry of Education steers pivotal tasks in education policy like the development of curricula, the distribution of placements for teachers and the concept of teacher education and training.
The aim of the Ministry of Education is -like this of the school boards- to promote the quality of schools and education at all schools within the federal state.
All types of schools lie within the Ministry of Education’s area of responsibility, like general knowledge and vocational schools, schools for adults, German schools abroad and community colleges. Furthermore, the Ministry of Education coordinates the secondment of teaching staff to support developing aid. Not least, does the Ministry regulate the relation of state and church.
Attached to the Ministry of Education there is the Academy for teachers’ training.
Staatliches Schulamt für den Lahn-Dill-Kreis und den Landkreis Limburg-Weilburg
The school board is responsible for 154 schools in the western part of Hessia/Germany. There are 65 permanent employees. Additionally, the school board is supported by teachers who are in charge of individual projects or work fields. As an education authority, the school board is responsible for different fields of work. It supervises and supports schools in various fields and aims at the development and quality assurance of schools.
Gymnasium Philippinum Weilburg
The Gymnasium Philippinum Weilburg is a traditional grammar school founded in 1540, located in a provincial area. It is attended by more than 1000 students and offers special programs in the fields of mathematics and sciences, music, geography, languages and the promotion of the intellectually gifted. Apart from that, the Philippinum is involved in various exchange programs and an extensive concept to enhance career counselling.
In the 17th century a grammar school was founded by the name of the school, prince (in German Fürst) Johann Ludwig. Till the end of the 1970ies, Hadamar’s castle was home to the students, then the school moved into a newly erected building and became a comprehensive school. About 120 teachers teach 1600 students in classes of different levels due to their intellectual capabilities. One of the thematic priorities of the school is music, another one is science.