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Gymnázium, Hlinská 29, Žilina, Slovakia

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Gymnázium, Hlinská in Žilina is a 4-year-secondary grammar school offering secondary complete general education which is finished by passing the secondary school-leaving examination (maturita exams). The school was founded in 1965 and it is one of the oldest schools in the region. There are 12 classes. The youngest students are 16, the oldest 19 years old. Our school has 3 types of studies: Curriculum I. -Natural Sciences and Information Technology. Curriculum II. – German language as a preparation for the German Language Certificate (Deutsches Sprachdiplom) Curriculum III. – secondary general education with facultative subjects in the 4th grade. English is compulsory, the second foreign language can be German, French or Russian. In addition, students have the opportunity to take the Cambridge Certificate preparation and exam. The number of teachers at school: 30, the number of students: 360 (school year 2020/2021). The school building has been reconstructed and also a brand new chemistry laboratory has been built. School library is also a part of the school. It has more than 10 000 books, magazines and different brochures. Our school is also well known for a wide range of extracurricular activities – from sport to languages and science. There is a very strong and good working Student School Board in our school. The school supports the social life of the town Žilina, it organises a lot of cultural, social and sport events during the year and most of them are also open to the public. We have several running projects ( Erasmus+, Show Your Talent, Roots and Shoots, English Poster Competition, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award…). We do cooperate with the University of Žilina, The city of Žilina, Žilina Self-Governing Region, Slovak Olympic Committee, Slovak Kin-Ball Federation, Disabled athletes from Slovakia, Slovak Red Cross, Slovak Sinfonietta, Slovak Academy of Science, Unicef Slovakia, Caritas Slovakia, Green School Slovakia – an environmental programme for schools, School protecting the nature, National parks of Slovakia, League against Cancer, Rotary club Žilina; our students volunteer for some of these organisations. We also cooperate with many primary and secondary schools in our region organising competitions, workshops and open lessons for them. The school emphasises the student’s right to choose freely the educational path in reasonable professional orientation. The school’s offer is based on the needs and interests of students determined secondarily by financial and organisational capabilities. The basic curriculum defined in the school educational programme is supplemented by the implementation of extracurricular activities, cultural, social, and sports activities.


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