A-9470 St. Paul im Lavanttal
Contact person: Prof. Giovanni Santoro
Tel: +43 4357 2304
The “Öffentliches Stiftsgymnasium der Benediktiner” in St. Paul Lavanttal is a school of general secondary education comprising Level I (10 – 13 years) and Level II (14- 17 years). It offers two courses: Linguistic Lyceum, focused on languages and Scientific Lyceum, focused on natural sciences. The school has got 51 teachers, 7 not teaching staff, 26 classes with 650 students and is located in a small village in the valley of the Lavant, in a rural area about 70 km from Klagenfurt, capital of Carinthia.
As the only school in the valley, is attended by students from nearby villages and cities. The classes are located in two historical buildings well equipped with gyms, ICT, language, chemical and physics labs. The school is always active to propose efficient and educational paths with curricular and extra-curricular activities, aiming to turn his graduates into tolerant, cosmopolitan, critical and well-educated people with excellent educational qualifications. In the school there is a self-assessment team (SQA) which proposes anonymous questionnaires to teachers, school staff, students, students' families to evaluate each educational activity.
Europe’s future will be built by young people. As education is the backbone of growth and inclusion in the EU and of course an essential component and catalyst to tackle socio-economic changes, a key task for schools is preparing pupils to understand and address the impacts of climate change, adopt more sustainable lifestyles, develop skills that support different modules of economies, as well as to shape a sustainable future together, across borders. Therefore, seizing on the spirit of renewal and regeneration that is encapsulated in the Paris Agreement, our school is strongly motivated to set up this project with the aim to acquire, develop and improve in cooperation with other EU schools’ new skills, common strategies and exchange of good practices promoting climate literacy, enhancing active citizenship and innovation.