University of Palermo.
After two years at Caltagirone, he was transferred to Palermo for his final year study of Theology after which, in 1637, he was ordained a priest. In 1652, following correspondence with his old mathematics teacher at Würzburg, French Athanasius Kircher, now an internationally acclaimed scholar at the Collegio Romano, Schott was transferred to the Collegio to work as Kircher"s assistant.
He was to spend the next two and a half years assisting Kircher, but also assembling material of his own for which he would later seek a publisher.
In 1655 Schott returned to Germany, first to Mainz,and later the same year to Wurzburg where he was to remain for the rest of his life.