Freudenberg Cantonal School

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Freudenberg Cantonal School
Freudenberg Cantonal School 2.JPG
The building of the Freudenberg Cantonal School in the Freudenberg school complex
type of school Canton school
founding 1954

Gutenbergstrasse 15
8002 Zurich

place Zurich
Canton Zurich
Country Switzerland
Coordinates 682 317  /  246712 coordinates: 47 ° 21 '58 "  N , 8 ° 31' 42"  O ; CH1903:  682,317  /  246712
carrier Canton Zurich
management Valeria Gemelli

The Freudenberg Cantonal School (KFR) in Zurich is a public high school in the Canton of Zurich . It shares the Freudenberg school complex in the Enge district with the Enge cantonal school , which was built between 1954 and 1960 according to plans by Jacques Schader . It is one of the most important works of Swiss architecture in the second half of the 20th century and has been a listed building since 1987.


The Freudenberg Cantonal School is a high school and leads in a six-year course to a federally recognized Matura with a linguistic profile, whereby both an old and a new language orientation are possible. Since the 2010/2011 school year, the KFR has offered the option of a German-French immersion course. The Liceo Artistico , which is affiliated with the KFR, offers a bilingual Italian-German Matura. The profile selection takes place after the two-year training at the Progymnasium, which follows the 6th grade of the primary school.


Between 1954 and 1961, the canton of Zurich had a new school complex built by the architect Jacques Schader on the area of ​​the former Freudenberg estate belonging to the Bodmer family in the Enge district to house the cantonal commercial school with approx. 700 students and part of the secondary school of the cantonal school in Zurich with approx. To accommodate 500 students. In 1959, those students of the Realgymnasium who lived to the left of Lake Zurich and the Limmat, moved into the northern building of the Freudenberg school complex and until 1976 formed the "Freudenberg Gymnasium" with the old A, B and D. The Gymnasium shared with the Cantonal commercial school the natural science wing. This spatial connection still exists today with the Enge cantonal school, which emerged as a commercial high school from the old commercial school.

In 1976 the Freudenberg grammar school was renamed "Freudenberg Cantonal School, Literature and Realgymnasium". Today's canton school Enge was called "Freudenberg Canton School, Business High School and Business School". These cumbersome and confusing terms were dropped in 1979 in favor of the “Freudenberg Cantonal School” and “Enge Cantonal School”. Since the introduction of the new corporate design of the Canton of Zurich in 2013, the unit of the Old New Language High School Freudenberg and the Liceo Artistico has been referred to as the "Cantonal School Freudenberg"; At the same time as the other canton schools in the city of Zurich, the Freudenberg high school introduced co-education in 1976 . Today the grammar school has around 660 students and around 123 teachers.


  • Valeria Gemelli, 2018–
  • Niklaus Schatzmann, 2007–2017
  • Hanspeter Zweimüller, 1991-2007
  • Heinrich Marti , 1975–1990
  • Max Herter, 1970-1975
  • Eduard Wyss, 1963-1970
  • Max Allenspach , 1959–1963


  • Walter Kronbichler: The Zurich Cantonal Schools 1833–1983. Festschrift for the 150th anniversary of the state secondary schools in the Canton of Zurich . Zurich 1983.

Web links

Commons : Schulhaus Freudenberg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. The Zurich Cantonal Schools 1833–1983, pp. 15f.
  2. See annual report 2016/17 of the Freudenberg Cantonal School , accessed on November 7, 2018