Ostsee-Gymnasium (Sassnitz)

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Baltic High School
Entrance and gym of the Ostsee-Gymnasium
type of school high school
founding 1991
closure 2008

Schulstrasse 5 / Mukraner Strasse 4

place Sassnitz
country Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Country Germany
Coordinates 54 ° 30 '52 "  N , 13 ° 38' 10"  E Coordinates: 54 ° 30 '52 "  N , 13 ° 38' 10"  E
carrier District of Western Pomerania-Rügen
student 373 (in the 2007/08 school year)
management Silke Frank (acting 2007/08)

The Ostsee-Gymnasium (often abbreviated as: OGS ) in Sassnitz on the island of Rügen was a general high school that led to the Abitur (general university entrance qualification ) until it closed in 2008 . It was founded shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall (1991). The grammar school got its name from its direct location on the Baltic Sea . In its strongest period (1993) 883 students were taught at the Ostsee-Gymnasium. The catchment area then extended to Dranske in the north and Binz in the south of the island.

The school building on Ssssnitzer Schulstrasse, which was built in the early 1950s and was used by the Ostsee-Gymnasium, is a listed building.

History of the school building

At the beginning of the 1950s there was a spirit of optimism in Sassnitz. The enormous economic and social developments of the young population made it necessary to build another school. When the foundation stone was laid on October 27, 1951, Sassnitz still had no town charter. The architects Grundmann and Henselmann were entrusted with the building design, which is also an indication of the importance attached to this project.

Two years later, the new middle school was inaugurated. The headmaster was Mr. Hagspiel. The building represents the architectural style of socialist realism. A sports hall was built separately.

At the time, the planners designed the school environment in a forward-looking and modern way. The schoolyard turned into a public rose garden with an integrated fountain without a fence or borders. In 1970 the square was redesigned for political purposes.

School development in Sassnitz (island of Rügen)

At the beginning of the school year 1959/60, the then middle school got the status of a ten-class polytechnic high school (POS). This forced extensive renovation work.

Lucia singing in the Baltic High School

The headmistress was Ilse Rumposch from 1960 to 1965. From 1963, three grades were taught at the school for the fishing industry. Dieter Schäfer followed Mrs. Rumposch until 1990. In 1990 the teachers' conference decided to renounce the name WI Lenin School , Mrs. Annelies Weihrich (today: Wittkop) became the headmaster for the year of transition. A year later, the Sassnitz city council agreed that the ensemble would become a high school. Helmut Nitkowski became headmaster in the same year. The following year, Norbert Thomas took over this position, which he held until 2007. In the 1993/94 school year, exactly 883 students (including the Dranske branch) attended the Sassnitz grammar school. On May 29, 1997, the school was given its name by the then Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Berndt Seite . Because of its close proximity to the Baltic Sea, it was now called the Ostsee-Gymnasium Sassnitz. Due to an amendment to the School Act, primary school students in MV will switch to the regional school for two years after the fourth grade from the 2006/07 school year. Only then do they recommend themselves for high school.

In the 2007/08 school year only 373 pupils were taught - the end of the Ostsee-Gymnasium. Headmistress Silke Frank prepared the smooth transition to the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Gymnasium . In 2008 the grammar school became the Ostseeblick elementary school . All alumni of the Ostsee-Gymnasium meet every year on December 27th at the facility.

Web links

Commons : Schule Sassnitz Schulstraße  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. http://www.nationalparkschule-ostseeblick.de/