Rabanus-Maurus-Schule / Domgymnasium Fulda - Rabanus-Maurus-Schule / Domgymnasium Fulda

Rabanus Maurus School | Domgymnasium Fulda
type of school Gymnasium
founding 748

Magdeburger Strasse 78
36037 Fulda

place Fulda
Land Hessen
State Germany
Coordinates ° 33 50 '21 " N , 9 ° 41' 38" O Koordinaten: 50 ° 33 '21 " N , 9 ° 41' 38" O
carrier City of Fulda
student 1072[1]
management Matthias Höhl [2]
Website rms-fulda.de

The Rabanus-Maurus-Schule , also Domgymnasium Fulda , is an old-language-modern-language high school with a humanistic tradition in the city of Fulda .

Since the 2012/13 school year, the school has offered both the eight-year and the nine-year high school education. It is also a school with special musical support and a partner school for competitive sports. It developed from the monastery school founded in 748 and is therefore one of the oldest schools in Germany . It is named after the abbot of the Fulda monastery , Rabanus Maurus , who was a teacher at the monastery school and is also known as præceptor Germaniae (Latin for "teacher of Germania"). One of the most famous students of modern times was the physicist and Nobel Prize winner Ferdinand Braun.


The University of Fulda building designed by Andreas Gallasini in 1731

In 748 Sturmius founded a monastery school in the Fulda monastery , from which the cathedral high school later developed. Today's patron saint Rabanus Maurus (780–856) was initially a student, later a teacher at the monastery school and from 822–842 abbot. Under his direction, Fulda became an important center of the Carolingian renaissance initiated by Charlemagne . In the course of the Counter Reformation , the school was run by the Jesuits as a grammar school from 1572 . In 1734 Prince Abbot Adolph von Dalberg founded the University of Fulda ( Adolphs University ) and in 1773 a high school was built. After the secularization , these educational institutions were dissolved in 1805 by Wilhelm Friedrich von Oranien-Nassau and instead an academic lyceum and grammar school were founded, which was a humanistic grammar school from 1835 . Due to constant changes in political affiliation in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the grammar school was run as electoral in 1835, as royal from 1866 and as state in 1918. In 1945 it was named Staatliches Domgymnasium and, from 1948, it was also named Rabanus-Maurus-Schule . In 1968 the school moved from the building of the former University of Fulda in the city center to a new building in today's school district.

Language sequence and electives

As a grammar school with a focus on ancient languages, Latin is taught as the first foreign language from the fifth grade or as the second foreign language from the sixth grade , and English as the second or first. In the eighth grade, French or ancient Greek can be chosen as a third foreign language or natural sciences / technology. From the tenth (G9: eleventh) grade, Italian and Spanish as fourth foreign languages, as well as computer science, are offered as course subjects in the upper level . After completing the tenth year of school, students can take the Latinumacquire. Those who have chosen Greek as their third foreign language can acquire the Graecum in the twelfth grade . In addition, Chinese and Spanish (9th grade) are offered as study groups. The following language diplomas can also be acquired at the school: Cambridge Certificate (English), DELF (French), DELE (Spanish), CELI (Italian). There is freedom of choice between G8 and G9.

Working groups

The Rabanus Maurus School offers numerous study groups. In the music department, these are a big band, a wind ensemble, the AG stage technology, a large choir, a junior big band, an orchestra, a lower school choir and music in church services. In the linguistic area, there are working groups for Chinese, French (DELF), English (Cambridge Certificate), bilingual history, reading and spelling promotion and Spanish. Sports include athletics, flag football, soccer, judo, climbing, athletics, dance and triathlon. For the gifted there is the Robotik-AG, the Geo-AG, the Wetter-AG and the Schach-AG. In the field of natural sciences, these are groups for animal welfare, research & experimentation and paleontology (dinosaurs & Co.). For creative people there is the art group, the video group and the school newspaper group.


Since the 2006/2007 school year, the headmaster has been the senior director of studies Matthias Höhl, his deputy is the director of studies Sebastian Schwarz. The school management is completed by Director of Studies Burkhard Croon (Head of Studies), Director of Studies Marcel Zirpins (Head of Department I), Director of Studies Bastian Michel (Head of Department II) and Director of Studies Jörg Jacobi (Head of Department III).


In 2004, 1169 students attended the Domgymnasium; 645 of these were boys (55.59%) and 515 girls (44.05%). The lower secondary level was attended by 871 students in 29 classes. [1] The entire double year G8 / G9 with 237 students passed the Abitur exams in 2013. At the beginning of the 2012/13 school year, 1,050 students attend the cathedral high school, 450 of them are female and 600 are male. The college of teachers this year consists of 100 teachers, 16 of them in the preparatory service. The teacher supply is thus 104%.

Partner schools

Well-known pupils of the Rabanus Maurus School

Important teachers of the Rabanus Maurus School

Individual evidence

  1. a b pupil. In: rms-fulda.de. Retrieved November 6, 2020 . (As of September 18, 2020)
  2. school management. In: rms-fulda.de. Retrieved November 6, 2020 .