Federal School of Saxony–Saint Afra

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. Template:Infobox University The Federal School of Saxony - Saint Afra (Template:Lang-de) is a boarding school for highly gifted students in the German city of Meissen, Saxony. Founded in 1543 as Fürstliche Landesschule and re-established in 2001, the stated aim of the school is to promote the intellectual and social development of highly gifted students. The costs for attending the school comply with the maxim of social balance; the boarding and schooling fees are considerably low in contrast to similar institutions. It is the first publicly funded school for highly gifted students in Germany and is a role model for similar schools.

Notable students and professors


  • Karl Salomo Zachariae von Lingenthal
  • Christian Fürchtegott Gellert
  • Gottlieb Wilhelm Rabener
  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  • Samuel Hahnemann
  • Friedrich Naumann
  • Ernst Schnabel


  • Georg Fabricius - Rector (1546-1571)

See also

  • Landesgymnasium für Hochbegabte Schwäbisch Gmünd, in Baden-Württemberg
  • Internatsschule Schloss Hansenberg, in Hesse
  • Landesschule Pforta, in Saxony-Anhalt
  • Gymnasium St. Augustin, in Grimma, State Saxony


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