Kantonsschule Rämibühl

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This former Rämibühl school building was erected 1842 by Gustav Albert Wegmann. It's a copy of Bauakademie.
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view from Kantonsschulstrasse

The Kantonsschule Rämibühl at the Rämistrasse in Zurich, founded in 1832 as "Oberrealschule" consists of four Kantonsschulen (high schools) with different curricular profiles. The four schools, which are attended by more than 2000 students in total, are the Literargymnasium, the Realgymnasium, the Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliches Gymnasium and the Kunst- und Sportgymnasium Rämibühl.

The Literargymnasium and the Realgymnasium, which focus on languages and humanities, are the only Swiss state-run schools that offer an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Thus, in grades 9-12, some classes are taught in English (the primary language of the school being German). The Literaturgymnasium also offers extensive courses in Classics including Latin and classical Greek.

The Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliches Gymnasium is particularly strong in mathematics and science.

The Kunst- und Sportgymnasium is attended by students which have a particular talent in arts or sports.

All the schools support music and thus there exists not only a well-known orchestra but also various school bands as well as a Department for individual musical education.

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