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Auf der Steinkaut 1–15
61352 Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe
Hesse, Germany
Coordinates 50°13′30″N 8°38′10″E / 50.225°N 8.636°E / 50.225; 8.636Coordinates: 50°13′30″N 8°38′10″E / 50.225°N 8.636°E / 50.225; 8.636
School type Public Gymnasium
Founded 1550
School number 5195[1]
Head of school Heike Zinke
Grades 5–13
Gender Coeducational
Number of students altogether 1,620 (August 1, 2008)
Sixth Form Students 406 (December 10, 2007)[2]
Language English, French, German, Greek, Latin, Russian, Spanish
Newspaper InsideOut
Teachers 121 (August 1, 2008)

The Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasium (abbreviation: KFG; Empress Frederick Gymnasium) is one of two Gymnasiums, the other being Humboldtschule (HUS), in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Hesse, Germany.

Principal entrance

It is one of the oldest schools in the German-speaking region of Europe. The eponym is Victoria, Princess Royal (1840–1901). The school has 121 teachers and 1,620 students. The history of the school goes back to 1550. As private Latin school founded at 1550, the school has grown into one of the biggest schools in the Hochtaunuskreis. The Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasium is the patron school of the Goethe University Frankfurt.[3]

The reduction of the school days from nine to eight years at the Gymnasium was implementated by school year 2004/2005. The reduction means that the students will get their Abitur after twelve school years, not after thirteen years.

A peculiarity of the school is their multi-storey car park.

The Gymnasium has a library with 10,000 books.

From school year 2008/2009 there is, for first time, a bilingual class starting in Educational Stage 5.

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