Stift Melk - UNESCO-Welterbe

Abbey School

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“Let him so adjust and adapt himself to everyone, [..] to each one according to his bent and understanding, that he not only suffers no loss in his flock, but may rejoice in the increase of a worthy fold.” RB 2, 32

Alongside their religious work, the monks’ other tasks have always been pastoral care and teaching. The abbey school which was first mentioned in 1160 exists to this day and is now attended by over 900 students. The secondary school has five different high school branches which focus on either old languages, modern languages, natural sciences, art or music. Since the school year 1966/67 there has also been a student exchange program with the Benedictine  St. John’s Prep School in Minnesota, USA.

Since January 2012 Melk abbey school has the right to call itself a UNESCO school, because it became member of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network.


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