Steglitz high school

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Steglitz high school
type of school Ancient language, humanistic grammar school and State European School Berlin (SESB) Greek
School number 06Y13
founding 1886

Heesestrasse 15

place Berlin-Steglitz
country Berlin
Country Germany
Coordinates 52 ° 27 '25 "  N , 13 ° 19' 35"  E Coordinates: 52 ° 27 '25 "  N , 13 ° 19' 35"  E
carrier State of Berlin
student 800 (2017/2018)
Teachers 75 + 15 trainee lawyers (2017/2018)
management Antje Lükemann

The Steglitz grammar school is an ancient language, humanistic grammar school in the Berlin district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf with around 800 students. In addition, the Steglitz high school has been the location of the State European School Berlin (SESB) for the German-Greek language combination since the 2012/2013 school year . As an open all-day school, the grammar school also offers after-school care. Because of its location on Heesestrasse in Steglitz, it is often referred to as the “ Heese Gymnasium” or simply “Das Heese”.


Seal of the Gymnasium zu Steglitz near Berlin

The Steglitz grammar school was founded in 1886 in the then still independent municipality of Steglitz . In the previous decades, the former village had grown into a populous suburb of Berlin, which resulted in the need for a higher educational institution. Initially, the school was housed in the neighboring Plantagenstrasse until four years later the current building in Heesestrasse was occupied.

The first high school graduates left school in 1893 - but the first woman did not do so until 1950.

At the turn of the century, the Wandervogel movement was started by Karl Fischer at the Steglitz grammar school. Today there is also a Karl Fischer room at the school. Hans Blüher, as the “first historian” of the Wandervogel , drew a colored picture of his own school experiences and impressions in the three-volume history of a youth movement of the same name, published in 1912, and then again with different accents in his memoirs, works and days . Blüher was a student here from 1898 to 1907. In 1906, major renovations were made to the school building. The First and Second World Wars led to restrictions in school operations. The school building was damaged in World War II and had to be rebuilt afterwards.

Wilhelm Liebknecht, the son of Karl Liebknecht , was supposed to be denied the Abitur at the school after the murder of his father. Only after the intervention of the Prussian minister of education Konrad Haenisch was he admitted.

From 1957 onwards, the so-called antique trips of the senior year to Rome and Greece became a regular practice that continues to this day; In the meantime there are also trips to ancient times to Sicily . In 1972 the building complex was given its present form with the completion of the specialist room wing. The school received nationwide media attention in 2000 when a history teacher was suspended from duty after a parent initiative for alleged right-wing extremist views. The teacher concerned has not been a member of the teaching staff of the Steglitz grammar school since then. The disciplinary proceedings initiated against him with the aim of removing him from service were largely decided in his favor by the Berlin Higher Administrative Court in 2007.

School life


The Gymnasium Steglitz is an undergraduate high school, which means that it begins with the fifth and not, as is usual in Berlin, with the seventh grade. The school has an ancient language profile: Latin (from grade 5) and ancient Greek (from grade 8) are compulsory subjects. This makes the Steglitz Gymnasium one of the few schools where Greek is still required as a subject. One of the old languages ​​must be chosen as one of the five examination subjects in the Abitur . In grade 9 you can choose French as an additional language. You can also join the Old Hebrew AG.

Since the 2012/2013 school year, the Steglitz high school has also been the location for the State European School Berlin (SESB) Greek. It offers bilingual education for students who grew up bilingually in German-Greek, from grade 7 to high school. The foreign languages ​​of the SESB students are modern Greek, English (both from grade 5), and from the 7th grade onwards, French is mandatory. Ancient Greek can also be selected from grade 8.

The Steglitz Gymnasium has been an open all-day school since the 2010/11 school year. The school offers after-school care from a. for the pupils of the 5th and 6th grade, which is organized and designed by the cooperation partner, Mittelhof eV. It's called "Otium" (Latin for leisure). There, the students can do their homework and are then looked after in special after-school facilities until 4 p.m. The Steglitz grammar school is active in the “all-day school” network and is therefore in contact with other all-day schools in Berlin.

Together with other traditional grammar schools such as the Goethe grammar school , the French grammar school , the Canisius college and the gray monastery , the Steglitz grammar school is one of the better-known schools in Berlin .

Number of teachers and students

841 students attended the school in the 2016/2017 school year. Of these, 150 students did not have German citizenship and 199 students were non-German, the majority of whom were of Greek origin.

school year Teacher student
2001/2002 999
2002/2003 1,017
2003/2004 85 1.008
2004/2005 85 1,046
2005/2006 90 1,030
2006/2007 87 1,023
2007/2008 85 1,017
2008/2009 77 1,001
2009/2010 82 991
2010/2011 82 987
2011/2012 89 1.012
2012/2013 94 1,016
2013/2014 102 985
2014/2015 99 919
2015/2016 97 879
2016/2017 - 841

Source: School directory of Berlin schools

Former teachers

  • Walther Abel (1906–1987), headmaster 1956–1972, classical philologist
  • Ludwig Gurlitt (1855–1931), reform pedagogue
  • Werner Hirsch (1930–2013), headmaster 1972–1994, classical philologist
  • Theodor Ickler (* 1944), linguist
  • Claus Korch (1936–2019), sculptor and graphic artist
  • André Krigar (* 1952), painter
  • Emil Kroymann (1865–1951), headmaster 1919–1931
  • Robert Lück (1851–1930), headmaster 1886–1919
  • Fritz Sommer, headmaster 1931–1956

Former students

In alphabetical order


  • Annual report Easter… Report on the… school year of the municipal high school in Steglitz. Berlin 1914–1940, ( digitized version ).

Web links

Commons : Gymnasium Steglitz  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Gymnasium Steglitz. In: Senate Department for Education, Science and Research, September 19, 2008, accessed on August 10, 2016 .
  2. ^ Christian Simon: Steglitz. Between idyll and metropolis. be.bra Verlag, Berlin-Brandenburg 2012, 2nd edition, p. 114, ISBN 978-3-8148-0191-9
  3. Karlen Vesper: Why do they have to fight? Maja-Karlena Liebknecht about her famous grandfather, a sunny childhood and sad experiences. In: Neues Deutschland , August 1, 2014, beginning of the article.
  4. ^ Tobias Miller: Back to the classroom after seven years. In: Berliner Zeitung , April 20, 2007.