List of the oldest schools in the world

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This is a list of extant schools excluding universities and higher education establishments. The dates refer to the foundation or the earliest documented contemporary reference to the school. The list is a work-in-progress, and there will inevitably be many omissions, particularly for schools in non-English-speaking countries.

Second century BC[edit]

  • Shishi Middle School, China (143–141 BC) Note: The school ceased to operate for a period before its refounding in 1661. The claim to be the oldest continuous school has therefore been disputed.

Sixth century[edit]

Seventh century[edit]

Eighth century[edit]

Ninth century[edit]

Tenth century[edit]

Eleventh century[edit]

Twelfth century[edit]

Thirteenth century[edit]

Fourteenth century[edit]

Fifteenth century[edit]

Sixteenth century[edit]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Colchester, L.S.; Quilter, David Tudway; Quilter, Alan (1985). A History of Wells Cathedral School (First ed.). Wells Cathedral School. 
  10. ^ Al-Azhar University
  11. ^ Yuelu Academy
  12. ^ Toqto'a et al. (1977). History of Song (in Middle Chinese). Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company. ISBN 9787101071122. 
  13. ^ Hitorien The schools official homepage (Danish)
  14. ^ Mortimore, M.J.A. Bridlington School: A History, pp. 15–17. Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire: Alan Twiddle Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-902508-03-3.
  15. ^ http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadtgymnasium_Dortmund
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