Gymnasium am Ostring

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Gymnasium am Ostring in 1912

The Gymnasium am Ostring was the oldest gymnasium in Bochum. It was founded in 1860 and closed after the 2009-2010 school year.

The school was located in downtown Bochum, near the main train station.

In the 2005-2006 school year, there were 786 students and 55 teachers. In the early 80s, the school had over 1,000 students. The peak enrollment was 1,310 in the 1980-1981 school year.

In humanities tradition, the school offered Latin, ancient Greek, and Hebrew. The school also offered English, French, modern Greek, and Spanish.[1]

Gymnasium am Ostring today

In August 2010, the Gymnasium am Ostring merged with the Albert-Einstein-Schule to form the Neues Gymnasium Bochum, the new combined school's temporary name until a new one is selected.[2] The school will relocate to the site of the former Albert-Einstein-Schule on October 22, 2012.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Festschriften des Gymnasiums Bochum (1910, 1935, 1960, 1985), CD Bochum 2007 (German)
  2. ^ "Name gesucht" Retrieved April 27, 2010 (German)
  3. ^ Homepage of Neues Gymnasium Bochum (German)

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Coordinates: 51°28′53″N 7°13′32″E / 51.4815°N 7.2255°E / 51.4815; 7.2255