Kölcsey Ferenc National College

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Kölcsey Ferenc National College
Colegiul Național Kölcsey Ferenc
Kölcsey Ferenc Főgimnázium
front view of the college
George Coșbuc Street, Nr. 2

Funding typePublic
Established1557; 464 years ago (1557)
PrincipalEnikő Pataki
Age range10–18
Number of studentsca. 800
Average class size25

Kölcsey Ferenc National College (Romanian: Colegiul Național Kölcsey Ferenc, Hungarian: Kölcsey Ferenc Főgimnázium) is a public day high school for students aged 10 to 18, established in 1557 as a reformed school,[1] and located in Satu Mare, Romania. The school is named after the great Hungarian poet, literary critic, orator, and politician Ferenc Kölcsey.[1] The Kölcsey Ferenc National College is one of the only four national colleges located in Satu Mare alongside Mihai Eminescu, Ioan Slavici and Doamna Stanca.[2]


The school was founded, in the second half of the 16th century (around 1557), initially as a lower school (current language school in general) as a subsidiary of the University of Debrecen.[1] Even if it was occasionally degraded, it always operated, as a general school (lower secondary school), or as a high school, ending with the baccalaureate. The community always took care of the school, because of the interests served.[1]

The school has 24 high school classes and 4 secondary school classes. There are 2 physics laboratories, 4 science laboratories, offices of the Romanian and Hungarian languages, biology, chemistry, history, and geography laboratories and a large sports hall that is well endowed with volleyball, handball, basketball and football courts.[1] The college has three main specialisations: mathematics and science, natural science, social science and philology in both normal and foreign language classes.[1]

The college is accredited for ECDL courses, providing students and conditions for staff members to obtain the European Computer Driving Licence.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Istoric" (in Romanian). satu-mare.ro. Archived from the original on March 30, 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Licee" (in Romanian). www.satu-mare.ro. Retrieved 2009-07-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 47°48′N 22°53′E / 47.800°N 22.883°E / 47.800; 22.883