Max Klinger School

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Max Klinger School
type of school high school
founding 1925

Miltitzer Weg 2–4
04205 Leipzig

place Leipzig
country Saxony
Country Germany
Coordinates 51 ° 19 '17 "  N , 12 ° 15' 52"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 19 '17 "  N , 12 ° 15' 52"  E
carrier City of Leipzig
student 704 (2012/13)
Teachers 57 (2012/13)
management Annelie Helbing

The Max Klinger School is a grammar school in the Grünau district of Leipzig (Grünau-Nord district).


Girls high school

The school was founded in 1925 as the fourth secondary school for girls and was initially located in the school building at Saalfelder Strasse 29 / Demmeringstrasse ( Lindenau district, Neulindenau district since 1992 ), where the 46th elementary school was also located. In 1926 the school moved to the building of the 50th elementary school in Antonienstraße 24 ( Kleinzschocher district , since 1992 Plagwitz district , on the "Adler").

On December 1, 1927, the school was named Max Klinger School (after the Leipzig sculptor, painter and graphic artist Max Klinger , 1857–1920).

The old Max-Klinger-School on Karl-Heine-Straße (1929)

In 1927/1928, a separate school building for the Max-Klinger School was built in Karl-Heine-Straße 22 b (Plagwitz district, Lindenau district since 1992) according to the design of the Leipzig city planning officer Hubert Ritter . From 1940 to 1945 the Max Klinger School served as a military hospital. Some classes were taught in Meißen and Coswig (Kinderlandverschickung). From 1945 the building on Karl-Heine-Straße was used again by the Max-Klinger-Schule, until a little later the Pedagogical Institute Leipzig (1972–1992 Pedagogical College "Clara Zetkin" , now the Faculty of Education of the University of Leipzig ) moved there.

Advanced high school

In 1950 the Max Klinger School moved again to the school building on the Adler, of which it now used the upper two floors, while the later 50th Polytechnic High School " Rolf Axen " was located in the lower two .

In the unified socialist education system in the GDR , the Max Klinger School was given the status of an extended secondary school and was officially called the extended secondary school “Max Klinger” or Max-Klinger-EOS for short . Here pupils from the 9th to 12th grades (later only the 11th and 12th grades) from all of Leipzig's southwest and west learned. The school choirs founded by the music teacher Frank Hirsch (1939-2006), who received the Federal Cross of Merit in 2002 for his work , made the school known beyond the city limits and became an integral part of Leipzig's cultural landscape.

On October 24, 1983, the new school building in Miltitzer Weg 4 in the Grünau development area (since 1993 district Grünau-Nord) was opened.

high school

With the School Act for the Free State of Saxony of July 3, 1991, the Max Klinger School was given the status of a grammar school. In 1993 it extended to the neighboring school building Miltitzer Weg 2.

While the council resolution on the Leipzig School Development Plan of May 22, 2001 codified the Max Klinger School (until at least 2008), a proposal to change the school network planning was presented on September 22, 2003, which would end the repeal of the traditional Max Klinger School for 2006 (in favor of the Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Gymnasium in Grünau-Mitte). After massive protests, a compromise was presented in December 2003, the preservation of both locations as Haus Klinger and Haus Lichtenberg ; a newly founded, combined grammar school in Grünau . On July 31, 2004 the Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Schule was formally abolished, since August 1, 2004 the Max-Klinger-Schule has been part of the Grünau grammar school. According to a decision by the city council, the grammar school in Leipzig Grünau continues to bear the name of the famous artist Max Klinger.

Since the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year, lessons have only taken place in Miltitzer Weg 4, as the school is being modernized. After completion of the construction work, it will form a joint "Campus Grünau" with the neighboring secondary school and special needs school.

Stumbling blocks at Karl-Heine-Straße 47


A special feature of the now joint school are the bilingual teaching modules in the first (grades 7 and 9) and the second foreign language (grade 8) as well as subject-related teaching in the natural sciences, social sciences and artistic profile from grade 8.

Since the 2015/2016 school year, the Max Klinger School has been a member of the nationwide Junior Engineer Academy network . As part of the scientific profile lessons, the school works with the scientific partner Staatliche Studienakademie Leipzig and business partners in the region. In 2015 the school was also recognized as a MINT-friendly school .

The school maintains a student exchange with a school in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen , one in Litoměřice (Leitmeritz) and one in Leipzig's twin town Herzliya (Israel), as well as in the French city of Le Puy-en-Velay .

A project on school history deals with the fate of Jewish schoolgirls at the Klingerschule during the National Socialist era , as part of which stumbling blocks were laid in Schnorrstrasse 20, Springerstrasse 28 and Karl-Heine-Strasse 47. The students were honored with the Hubertusburg Youth Peace Prize for their research in 2014 .

The Max Klinger School also has a student radio, which has been active since 2004. The "Max.Radio" plays current music during the lunch break (12:35 pm-1:10 pm) and occasionally takes part in radio play competitions.

Student council

The school's student council initiates projects such as Democracy Day and supports and advises the teaching staff, for example, on assessments, sports days and teaching topics. He runs an external website.

Support association

The Max-Klinger-Schule e. V. was re-established in 1992 after the Association of Friends of the Max Klinger School ceased to exist in 1945. He supports the work of the school and a variety of projects. Since 1993, the "Klinger Prize" has been awarded annually to students who have made particular contributions to the tradition of the school.

Known students

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Education Act for the Free State of Saxony. Historical version. In: REVOSax. Retrieved on January 5, 2019 (now replaced by the Saxon School Act ).
  2. Overview of all honored schools with valid certificate. MINT future e. V., accessed January 5, 2019 .
  3. Further memorial stones for murdered Leipzig residents: Stumbling stone laying on September 9th. In: Leipziger Internet Zeitung . September 7, 2014, accessed January 5, 2019 .
  4. ^ 3rd Hubertusburger Youth Peace Prize 2014