Grammar school on Schweizer Allee

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Grammar school on Schweizer Allee
Building GADSA.jpg
type of school high school
School number 169390
founding 1968

Schweizer Allee 18–20

place Dortmund
country North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Coordinates 51 ° 29 '27 "  N , 7 ° 33' 51"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 29 '27 "  N , 7 ° 33' 51"  E
carrier City of Dortmund - School Administration Office
student around 1200
Teachers about 90
management Inge Levin, Heiko Hörmeyer

The grammar school on Schweizer Allee (GADSA) in Dortmund is a grammar school with a bilingual branch. The European School was built in 1968 and can accommodate around 1250 students. The grammar school has partnerships with the Dortmunder Volksbank or, among others, Elmos Semiconductor AG .


The school building, built in 1968, was completely renovated in 2005/2006. Due to the increasing number of pupils, there have been six entry classes since the 2017/18 school year. The start of construction for an extension is scheduled for 2021. The modernization of the gym was completed in 2020. The connection to the fiber optic network is planned for 2020.

School program

  • In the English language are geography in grade 7 and additionally history taught from grade 8; A further deepening takes place through participation in a debating club and exchange programs as well as through the preparation of an English-language technical paper.
  • The “Learn to learn” concept developed at GADSA to promote and develop self-reliant and socially responsible behavior provides students with methods for work organization and time management as well as for addiction and violence prevention .
  • As a “magnetic school for modern scientific pilot projects”, the GadSA works with companies, institutes and universities on learning projects that are oriented towards the future professional requirements of young people.
  • Since 1999 the school has offered special offers for the promotion of talented students through acceleration (accelerated learning) and enrichment (deeper learning). For the lower secondary level (13plus) there is the possibility to pursue special interests or to expand qualifications.
  • As part of the NRW school development project Independent School , the GADSA is a correspondence school for the subject area of ​​" Independent learning / self-directed learning processes / self-learning center".
  • Schoolchildren are represented in national scientific competitions such as Jugend forscht (winning the regional award NRW 2008 in the field of technology with an “intelligent bicycle”).
  • In the field of sport, GADSA is known for its regular qualification for district championships in basketball, football and volleyball.

Partner schools

GADSA maintains partnerships with

  • the Ursuline Lyceum in Wroclaw (Poland) since 1981
  • the Istituto Statale Bellini Novara (Italy) since 1996

There are also partnerships with the Comenius program and the European Schools Association

Well-known former students

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Britta Krane: Researcher Prize for clever computing talent. In: Westfälische Rundschau from April 4, 2008.