Sächsisches Landesgymnasium Sankt Afra zu Meißen

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Sächsisches Landesgymnasium Sankt Afra zu Meißen
Federal School of Saxony - Saint Afra
Frontal view of the School Building
Motto Sapere Aude
Established 1543, 2001
Rector Ulrike Ostermaier
Administrative staff
65 (Current state: 09/10)
Students 284 (Current state: 09/10)
Location Meissen, Germany
Website http://www.sankt-afra.de

Sächsisches Landesgymnasium Sankt Afra zu Meißen 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,[1] 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.

The school has no official English name. Its German name translates to "Saxon State Gymnasium Saint Afra in Meissen", and is derived from the former Augustinian monastery of the Canons Regular that had been built around the local Saint Afra church.

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  1. ^ "Sankt Afra" (in German). manager magazin. Retrieved 2011-04-29. 

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Coordinates: 51°09′50″N 13°28′05″E / 51.16389°N 13.46806°E / 51.16389; 13.46806