Meldorfer School of Academics

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Meldorfer School of Academics
Meldorf, old Meldorfer learned school.jpg
School building until 1962
type of school high school
founding 1540

Meldorfer School of Academics
At the facilities 16

place Meldorf
country Schleswig-Holstein
Country Germany
Coordinates 54 ° 5 '40 "  N , 9 ° 4' 19"  E Coordinates: 54 ° 5 '40 "  N , 9 ° 4' 19"  E
carrier District of Dithmarschen
student 639 students in 27 classes (356 adults, 282 m.)
(As of 2018/2019)
Teachers 54
(29 f., 25 m.), Of which 2 (2 f.) Are on leave, 3 in preparatory service (3 f.) And 1 social worker (status: 2018/2019)
management Matthias Ramm
Sculpture by Karlheinz Goedtke on the school grounds

The Meldorfer Gelehreenschule ( MGS ) is a high school in Meldorf in the Dithmarschen district in Schleswig-Holstein . The school was founded in 1540 as a Latin school in the rural region. Today the school is run by the Dithmarschen district.

There are currently 54 teachers teaching a total of 639 students in 27 classes (as of 2018/2019).


After its founding in 1540, the school of scholars was initially housed in two buildings of the Meldorfer Dominican monastery - until these became too cramped due to a library and rooms for natural sciences that had to be set up and a new building was decided in 1859.

Until 1962, the constantly growing school ( gym and technical rooms were gradually added) was housed in the current building of the Dithmarscher State Museum on Bütjestrasse.

In 1962 the school community moved into its building, which is still in use today, although at the beginning lessons were also taught in the old building and in barracks . Complemented by renovations and new buildings, it is now possible to hold all of the lessons in the current building - also due to the falling number of students.

In 2015 the school celebrated its 475th anniversary with concerts , a festival ball and an open day .


The district (as the school body) had a solar system built on the school roof . In addition, the school had an observatory on the roof of the vocational school , which was dismantled due to the no longer being given astronomy lessons.

The so-called Christian-Bütje-Haus is right next to the school. Originally donated as a retreat and leisure center for the upper school and as a specialist room for working groups , it was "robbed" of its original purpose by the school administration in 2010 due to space problems and only "returned" to the students when the two-year class 2016 left.

With the start of the 2018/2019 school year, the school returned to the nine-year grammar school system, G9.



See also

Sources and literature

  • Meldorfer learned school (ed.): To the public examinations of the Meldorfer learned school, which ... will take place, as well as to the dismissal of the high school graduates ... invites you devotedly . Bundies, Meldorf 1843–1870 (born 1867–1870 digitized )
  • Meldorfer gelehrtenschule (ed.): In celebration of the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor Wilhelm I, to the public audits of meldorfer gelehrtenschule ... and the dismissal of high school graduates ... invites respectfully one . Bundies, Meldorf 1871–1872 ( digitized version )
  • Königliches Gymnasium Meldorf (ed.): Program of the Königliches Gymnasium zu Meldorf . Bundies, Meldorf 1873–1881 (born 1874 digitized )
  • Königliches Gymnasium Meldorf (Hrsg.): Invitation to the pre-celebration of the birthday of Sr. Maj. Des Kaiser u. Königs, connected with the dismissal of high school graduates ... and the public exams of the classes . Bundies, Meldorf 1875 ( digitized version )
  • Königliches Gymnasium Meldorf (Hrsg.): Annual report on the Königliches Gymnasium zu Meldorf . Meldorf 1882–1915 (born 1884–1911; 1915 digitized )
  • Wilhelm Lorenz: History of the royal high school in Meldorf up to the year 1777. From the files. Festschrift for the 350th anniversary of the institution . Bundies, Meldorf 1891 ( digitized version )
  • Wilhelm Lorenz: Festive report on the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the Royal High School in Meldorf on July 2nd and 3rd, 1891 . Bundies, Meldorf 1892 ( digitized version )
  • Wilhelm Lorenz, Philipp Grühn: Catalog of the library of the grammar school in Meldorf . Sell, Greifswald 1895 ( digitized version )

Individual evidence

  1. Planning status for the school anniversary. Meldorfer Gelehreenschule, March 6, 2015, accessed on April 9, 2015 .
  2. Peter Lambrecht, Henning Landgraf, Willi Schulz (eds.): Meldorfer Gelehreenschule 1540 to 1990 - "A great school in front of the joget of the whole country" . Westholsteinische Verlagsanstalt Boyens & Co, Heide 1990. ISBN 3-8042-0500-3 , pp. 289ff.
  3. ^ The Meldorfer School of Academics after 1945 . From:, accessed on May 7, 2017

Web links

Commons : Meldorfer Gelehreenschule  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files