Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasium

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Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasium
Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasium.svg
Address
Auf der Steinkaut 1–15
61352 Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe
Hochtaunuskreis
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
Information
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)
Website

The Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasium (abbreviation: KFG; Empress Frederick Gymnasium) is a secondary school in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Hesse, Germany.

Principal entrance


History[edit]

The school was founded in 1550 as a private Latin school and is one of the oldest schools in the German-speaking region of Europe. In 1900 it received the name of Victoria, Princess Royal (1840–1901), the wife of Kaiser Friedrich III and daughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. From 1937 the school was named the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Schule (KFS), regaining its previous name Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasium in February 2000. For centuries the school was for boys only, but destruction of the Bad Homburg's Lyzeum senior girls school in the Second World War led to girls being admitted in increasing numbers from the late 1940s.

Education[edit]

The school has 116 teachers and 1,351 students, making it one of the largest schools in the Hochtaunuskreis. It is one of two Gymnasiums in Bad Homburg, along with the Humboldtschule (HUS).

In 2004 the school introduced the Abitur after twelve years, allowing schooling to be completed one year earlier than previously required.

In 2008 the school started offering bilingual teaching in English and German starting in Year 5.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bildungsserver Hessen — Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasium
  2. ^ Bericht zur Inspektion des Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasiums in Bad Homburg (“Report on the inspection of the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasium in Bad Homburg”), April 2008

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