Martinus-Gymnasium Linz

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Template:Orphan The Martinus-Gymnasium Linz ( MGL ) is a public Gymnasium (High School) in Linz/Rhine, Germany. The educational establishment has more than 900 pupils (aged 11–19) and about 70 teachers. Founded over 300 years ago, the Martinus-Gymnasium is one of the oldest schools in Rhineland-Palatinate. It is named after Saint Martin of Tours who is its patron. Headmaster of Martinus-Gymnasium is Mr. Axel Brott since February 2008.

History

The school was founded in 1706 as a kind of grammar school named Studium Martianum ( later Gymnasium Martianum ). Since 1817 also modern languages are taught.

Because of the changes the French Revolution had caused in Germany and whole Europe the school was forced to close for two years and re-opened in 1817.

The first female student who graduated was mentioned in 1923.

During the Second World War the school closed again for one year (1944/45) and was used as a military hospital.

On moving to a new building in 1967, the teachers, parents and students chose the name Martinus-Gymnasium.

In 1974 the school established the system of the Mainzer-Studien-Stufe (MSS).

2006 Martinus-Gymnasium celebrated its 300th anniversary.

Curriculum

Subjects available:

  • English, French or Latin, Italian (fakultative)
  • German (language and literature)
  • Mathematics
  • History, Politics, Geography
  • Physics, Biology, Chemistry
  • Religious Education or Ethics Studies
  • Art, Music
  • Sports
  • Philosophy (fakultative)
  • Computing (fakultative)

Mainzer-Studien-Stufe (MSS)

After ten school years pupils in Rhineland-Palatinate attend the MSS. Here they have to choose three A-Level classes. There are specific combinations the pupils can choose because not every subject is allowed to be an A-Level. Apart from this the pupils have to choose six other subjects. The MSS takes two and a half years. After this the pupils have to write their school leaving examinations in their three A-Level classes and do an oral exam in one of their orther subjects. The graduation is called Abitur which legitimates you to study at a German university.

Extracurricular activities

Music: School Choir, Big Band, Guitar Playing

Sports: Football (soccer), basketball, Tabletennis, Swimming, Athletics, Badminton, Handball, Marathon

The sport teams take part in several local competitions every year.

Others: Pupil Magazine, Drama, Greek, Spanish

Exchange programs

  • England: Norwich School (King Edward VI’s Grammar School)
  • USA: High School in Marietta, Georgia (every two years)
  • Italy: Monticello Brianza
  • France: Pornic, Collège et Lycée Privés Mixtes St.-Joseph du Loquidy

Some Facts

  • School day begins at Martinus-Gymnasium at 07:55 am and can last for the higher classes till 06:00 pm (depends on schedule).
  • On Fridays it ends for everybody at one o´clock in the afternoon.
  • On Saturday after November 11 (Saint Martin) the lower classes organize a school celebration. One week later there is another one for the higher classes where usually local rock bands perform on stage. Both events raise money for charity projects.
  • In Germany you get two school reports each year. One in January and the other one when the school year ends in June/July. The last one decides whether you passed or you have to do the year again.
  • The graduating class has to finance and organize the prom night on its own. So they sell cake in school and arrange events to raise money for it.
  • Every graduating class has its own motto which is usually playing with the word Abitur.

Example: Abipfiff! instead of Abpfiff! which means final whistle.

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