Municipal collegiate high school Xanten

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Municipal collegiate high school Xanten
type of school high school
School number 166054

Johannes-Janssen-Strasse 6

place Xanten
country North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Coordinates 51 ° 39 '29 "  N , 6 ° 27' 8"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 39 '29 "  N , 6 ° 27' 8"  E
carrier City of Xanten
student 1014 (Oct 15, 2015)
Teachers 69 (Oct 15, 2015)
management Franz Josef Klaßen
Entrance of the collegiate high school
School yard of the collegiate high school

The municipal collegiate high school Xanten (short: SSGX ) is a high school supported by the city of Xanten near the city center of Xanten. At the Stiftsgymnasium, which is financially supported by a development association, 921 students and 70 teachers were active in the 2006/2007 school year. The headmaster is Franz-Josef Klaßen. The SSGX is one of twenty grammar schools in Germany that is allowed to issue the internationally recognized CertiLingua certificate. Since the school year 2008/2009 it has belonged to the group of European schools . From the 2009/2010 school year, the Stiftsgymnasium will therefore be offering a so-called “ European class ” for international students.


The Stiftsgymnasium is one of the oldest schools in Germany because of its long history. The origin of the Stiftsgymnasium lies in the foundation of the Stiftsschule zu Xanten in the 9th century at the time of the Carolingians . In the late Middle Ages , the Latin school schola latina xantinis developed in Xanten , which was replaced by a rectorate school in 1821 . It was not until the middle of the 20th century, after numerous efforts, that the school finally became a Progymnasium and in 1961 finally a full grammar school and moved into a more modern building in Xanten. This was expanded in 1999 by a science wing.

European class

Since 2009 there has been bsw in the eleventh grade. Introductory phase of a European class. In the class are students from SSGX, but also exchange students who live with the German participants. The exchange students come from Europe, but a few exceptions also come from the rest of the world. With the exception of a few electives, the lessons are entirely in English.

International and national projects

The Stiftsgymnasium Xanten has been a European school since 2008 and therefore has a so-called European curriculum . The Stiftsgymnasium Xanten has many school friendships: These include partnerships with the Robert-Schumann Gymnasium in Leipzig , the Lycée Georges Desclaude in Saintes , the Collège Notre Dame de l'Assomption in Bavay , the Collegium Augustinianum in Eindhoven , the IES Mediterrania in Benidorm , the Gimnazium no. 4 in Naklo as well as two schools in Salisbury and a Russian school. The SSGX participates in the EU project Comenius . In addition, the SSGX introduced the European quality label CertiLingua in 2007 to accompany the Abitur , which aims to make it easier for students to access universities and jobs abroad. Since 2007, social studies lessons have also been offered in English. Worldwide social projects are supported by the students, for example a school in the Dominican Republic was set up in cooperation with the students. There is an educational partnership with the Xanten Archaeological Park and the city's regional museum . The Stiftsgymnasium Xanten applied for the German School Award in 2007 under the motto "There is another way ..."

On July 20, 2011, the Stiftsgymnasium in Xanten was awarded the title School without Racism - School with Courage . Suzie Kerstgens , who passed the Abitur at the Stiftsgymnasium, has been the sponsor of the project since the preparations began in 2010.

School life

In addition to the regular classes and afternoon programs to assist less capable students at SSGX other working groups are offered, such as one of a drama teacher -led theater group for grades 9 to 13, from a German and French selection commission with the highest rating "very good ”or“ excellent ”has been awarded, has made a larger acquaintance on the Lower Rhine and regularly gives performances. Grades 5 to 8 are prepared for this in a smaller group. In the musical area, there is also a choir group for grades 5 to 7 and 8 to 12 as well as a school orchestra for the same grades. A dance group is offered from grade 9. The photography group deals with the history of photography, but also enables the students to do their own creative work. An art group with a focus on the visual arts is in planning. Furthermore, there is the possibility of acquiring a mediator and first aid certificate from trained educators. On language certificates are also working groups prepare. A moped course is offered for students in the ninth and tenth grades. In the afternoon program there is also a Dutch study group, a computer science study group and a basketball , billiards and chess group (dormant 2008–2014). A working group on law for the 10th grade is headed by an external lawyer. Multiple attempts to establish a school newspaper failed, but a yearbook is published every year.

In the natural sciences, various extra-curricular courses prepare for research competitions; Among other things, there is also a mathematics group that deals with more specific mathematical problems. A Römer AG offers students an intensive course on Xanten history in cooperation with the Xanten Archaeological Park . There is a soccer , handball and basketball school team (Xanten Romans). A tennis school team is currently being planned. In the sports hall of the SSGX there is also handball, badminton , table tennis and gymnastics training, in which the students can also take part.

Language certificates

At the Stiftsgymnasium, various preparatory courses are offered in the form of working groups for exams in English and French. This includes the various Preliminary English Tests (PET) , FCE and CAE , as well as the French certificates DELF and DALF . In addition, the English certificate BEC and the Spanish certificate DELE are offered.

Former students

  • Norbert von Xanten (* 1080 or 1085; † 1134), attended the old Xanten collegiate school, from which today's high school emerged
  • Gottfried Hagen (1230–1299), Cologne city clerk, was taught at the collegiate school
  • Johann Wilhelm von Jülich-Kleve-Berg (1562–1609), bishop and duke, was taught in the collegiate school in the 16th century
  • Johannes Janssen (1829–1891), historian, attended the Xanten rectorate school
  • Kaspar Elm (* 1929), church historian and professor, attended the Xanten rectorate school like Janssen
  • Alfred Wittinghofer, chemistry professor, vice president of the German Society for Biochemistry
  • Tom Fährmann (* 1956), cameraman and screenwriter
  • Andreas Doms (* 1956) († 2014), journalist and radio presenter
  • Klaus Evertz (* 1958), artist
  • Ulrich Moennig (* 1961), philologist
  • Hubertine Underberg, entrepreneur, heiress of the traditional millionaire company Underberg
  • Christoph Brüx (* 1965), composer, audio designer, music producer, UW filmer, painter
  • Jens Petersen (* 1969), lawyer, youngest law professor in Germany
  • Anne Gesthuysen (* 1969), TV presenter, author
  • Marc-Oliver Hendriks (* 1970), legal scholar, director of the Bavarian Theater Academy
  • Suzie Kerstgens (* 1971), singer and lyricist
  • Nicola Ransom (born 1971), actress
  • Christian Brey (* 1973), director and actor
  • Frauke Thielecke (* 1973), film director, a. a. for the ZDF series Coast Guard and Stubbe
  • Dorothe Ingenfeld (* 1974), opera singer
  • Holger Ellers (* 1976), chess player, international master


See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. SSGX is European school  ( page can no longer be accessed , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (dated August 27, 2008, accessed November 9, 2010)@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  2. School without Racism - School with Courage ( Memento of the original dated August 29, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /