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Grammar school №1 Novosibirsk

Address: 630091, Novosibirsk, ul. Krasny Prospekt, 48

Description Grammar school №1 Novosibirsk

  • Founded: 1936
  • Location: Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Students age: 7 to 18 years old
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Type of training: full-time study.

Gymnasium No. 1 is a secondary municipal educational institution located in Novosibirsk. The history of this educational institution begins in 1936, when it was secondary school No. 42. In the post-war period, the Small Medical Academy was established here, nowadays it has become the Novosibirsk State Medical University - thanks to such circumstances, the modern gymnasium and the NSMU maintain partnerships today.

In the 90s, school No. 42 was transformed into a gymnasium, and after 6 years, by decree of the Novosibirsk City Hall, the educational institution received the status of a municipal gymnasium and assignment of the first number. Since 1996, the gymnasium was officially renamed, and since 1997 the educational institution received a new building.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Grammar school №1 Novosibirsk

Program name

Elementary School (Grades 1-4)

  • Age: 7-10 years old
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: 4 years.

In primary school, the curriculum implies a 5-day week for students in the 1st grade, and a 6-day for students in the 2nd to 4th grades. First-graders study in the first shift in a “step-by-step” load format: that is, the daily load of 3 lessons of 35 minutes gradually increases to 4 lessons of 45 minutes. For students in grades 2-4, in the final of the year, intermediate certification is provided - they write examinations in main subjects.

Subjects studied in the first grade of primary school:

  • Russian language
  • Literary reading
  • Native (Russian) language
  • Literary reading in the native (Russian) language
  • Maths
  • The world
  • Music
  • art
  • Technology
  • Physical Culture.

The list of subjects from grade 2 to grade 4 is similar, only two subjects are added: “Foreign Language” and “Fundamentals of Religious Cultures and Secular Ethics”.

High School (Grades 5-9)

  • Age: 11-15 years old
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: 5 years.

The curriculum of the middle classes of the gymnasium for students from grades 5 to 9 involves learning 6 days a week. Annual duration: 34 to 36 weeks, depending on class. Lesson duration 45 minutes. The training load is divided into the compulsory part and the additional one, which the students themselves choose for themselves.

The list of disciplines of the mandatory part includes:

  • Russian language and literature
  • Native language and native literature
  • Foreign language
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Social and scientific subjects (history of Russia, general history)
  • Natural sciences (biology, physics, chemistry)
  • Art (music, art)
  • Technology
  • Physical education and the basics of life safety
  • Fundamentals of the spiritual and moral culture of the peoples of Russia.

As disciplines of additional study, students can choose one of the areas:

  • Psychology
  • Russian literature
  • Computer science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Maths. Solving problems of increased complexity
  • Physics. Project activities
  • Russian history. Hard questions
  • Economy
  • Literature
  • Technology.

High school (grades 10-11)

  • Age: 16-18 years old
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: 2 years.

The curriculum for high school students includes a 6-day school week, the duration of the lesson is 45 minutes. At the stage of high school, students are divided into classes according to profiles:

  • Chemical and biological
  • Engineering Technology
  • Social and humanitarian
  • Socio-economic
  • Mathematical.

The structure of the curriculum in grades 10-11 includes basic subjects depending on the profile, additional subjects and elective courses of choice. A detailed list of disciplines for each class profile can be found on the gymnasium website.

For example, the chemical-biological class:

Basic items

(including profile)

Additional items

Elective elective courses

  • Russian language
  • Literature
  • Foreign language
  • History
  • Social Studies (including economics and law)
  • Maths
  • Informatics and ICT
  • Physics
  • Physical Culture
  • life safety fundamentals
  • Profile subjects: chemistry and biology.
  • Second foreign language
  • Astronomy
  • Laboratory workshop (biology, chemistry).
  • Chemistry in tasks
  • Project activities
  • Russian literature
  • Maths. Problem solving


  • The main issues of biology.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students eat in the cafeteria on the school grounds, twice a day - breakfast and lunch. In the Gymnasium, full-time tuition is offered from 8 am to 5 pm, taking into account electives and additional classes.

Events Grammar school №1 Novosibirsk

The possibility of extracurricular activities was organized for schoolchildren: for this, various creative groups and sports sections operate in the gymnasium - theater studios, instrumental, vocal and dance ensembles, and a chess section. Also, teens can try their hand at implementing various social projects.

During the year, traditional cultural and entertainment events are held at the gymnasium: Autumn Ball, New Year and so on.


In addition to the general education program according to the Russian standard, the school offers to receive a prestigious German certificate.

German Language Diploma (Das Deutsche Sprachdiplom, DSD)

  • Age: from 13 years old
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: from 1 year.

The program appeared in the gymnasium since 2007: thanks to this course, students can receive a German diploma of the DSD model. There are two steps to passing the exam:

  • DSD I Erste Stufe (level A2 / B1).

Such a document gives the student the right to enter the college of pre-university training in German universities.

  • DSD II Zweite Stufe (level B2 / C1)

A second-degree diploma entitles you to university. For. in order to receive a grant for training, the diploma must be raised to level C1, that is, to know German at an advanced level.

At the DSD special course, the teacher is a teacher from Germany - Mrs. Gabriele Rengers - as well as Russian teachers who have the necessary qualifications. Preparation for the DSD diploma exam starts from the 7th grade of high school: first it is 2-3 academic hours a week, then 4, in the 9th grade the load increases to 8 hours of German weekly. In the process of preparation, adolescents work on vocabulary and grammar, master strategies for working with text, and train their oral and written argumentation skills. At the end of the course, each student prepares an essay in a language on an independently chosen topic.

After 9th grade, students pass DSD I, and in 11th grade - DSD II. Written examination papers are checked and evaluated directly in Germany.

Exam Schedule:

  • Written Exam: DSD I March 9, DSD II - November 30
  • Oral exam: DSD I on April 4, DSD II - January 5-6.

Equipment Grammar school №1 Novosibirsk

The territory of the Gymnasium No. 1 has all the facilities necessary for comfortable learning and spending free time:

  • Classrooms
  • Modern equipment
  • Laboratories
  • Gym
  • Tennis Hall
  • Dining room (for 150 people)
  • Assembly Hall (200 sedimentary seats)
  • Gym
  • Ballroom for choreography
  • Hall for exercise therapy and not only.

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