Prva gimnazija Maribor
Trg generala Maistra 1
Headmaster: Mr Herman Pušnik
Prva gimnazija Maribor is a state general upper-secondary school for 15- to 19-year-old students. Its tradition goes back to 1850. We strive to encourage our students to acquire broad knowledge, boost their creativity and critical skills, and to develop relations based on the principle of humanity, mutual respect and responsibility (our motto).
Students can enrol in two programmes: ‘gimnazija’ and classical ‘gimnazija’. Currently we have around 840 students in attendance. We offer a wide range of foreign language courses and elective subjects for the state school-leaving exam (‘matura’). Teaching and learning does not happen only in the classroom as we also organize cross-curricular excursions, field work and project work. ICT plays an important role in learning and teaching, thus we are well-equipped with computers and tablets.
There are a lot of extra-curricular activities to choose from to cater to a variety of students’ needs, which will help them develop their strengths in various fields. Students can fulfil their academic ambitions, with the help of mentors in and outside school, in a number of clubs or prepare for various competitions, contests and research projects. We are proud of the Drama School, arts workshops and the exhibition areas, as well as our two choirs and several bands. We nurture charity work and provide additional care for different kinds of special needs. Gifted and talented students are offered individualised programmes and support, which ensures their talents and abilities are challenged to match their strenghts.
Our students and teachers have taken part in a number of national and international projects, such as the e-School Bag, Comenius – multilateral school partnerships, eTwinning, Erasmus+, IAAC etc. We have established cooperation and/or exchanges with secondary schools from Germany, the Czech Republic, France, Spain, Croatia, Serbia and others. The current Erasmus+ KA2 project with schools from Germany, Belgium and Sweden addresses the needs of teachers to exchange new ways of learning and teaching for high achievers.