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St. Petersburg Gymnasium No 2

Headmistress: Ljudmila Marder

The Second Saint-Petersburg Gymnasium is one of the oldest schools of the city. Founded as a school for the boys from aristocratic families in 1805 it has become one of the prestigious educational establishments at present. In 1905 it was named after the Russian tsar Alexander I.

The school is located in the center of Saint-Petersburg in Kazanskaya street, very close to the famous landmarks of the city in two buildings. It has got 72 classrooms, 3 gyms, a sport ground, 5 computer rooms, 2 libraries, 3 playrooms, 2 assembly halls, and an exhibition hall.

1300 students from 6 to 17 years of age come to the gymnasium in the morning to have their classes in different subjects and 120 teachers help them to get knowledge. The school realizes the program of extensive English learning. The students also learn German and French.

After school the students attend different art and sport clubs and music schools. The Department of out-of school activities of the gymnasium gives them the possibility to show their talents.

Lots of the students participate in all kinds of the city, national and international Olympiads, contests, conferences and sport competitions. Most of them are prize winners.

The gymnasium is an active participant of international projects: "The International Science Olympiad", " The Youth UN Model", "ICT-based education as a driver of change in learning" with Viikkii Teachers' Training School of Helsinki University and others.

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