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Second St. Petersburg Gymnasium

Address: Kazanskaya st., 48, St. Petersburg, 190031

Description Second St. Petersburg Gymnasium

  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Students age: from 7 to 18 years old
  • Full-time education
  • Stages of education: primary, basic and secondary.

The second gymnasium in St. Petersburg was opened in 1805 and is currently the oldest gymnasium in Russia. This educational institution takes places in the rankings: "300 best schools, graduates of which entered the leading universities of Russia", "Top-20 schools of the North-West district", "Best schools in St. Petersburg", etc.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Second St. Petersburg Gymnasium

Program name

Primary education (7-10 years old / grades 1-4): a program for the versatile development of the child's personality, which includes basic subjects. A foreign language is included in the program from the second grade.

Basic education (11-15 years old / 5-9 grades): a program containing basic subjects and in-depth study of the disciplines selected for passing the OGE. From the 5th grade, gymnasium students begin to study in depth subjects of the humanities and natural sciences.

Secondary education (16-18 years old / grades 10-11): a program consisting of general subjects and in-depth study of the disciplines selected for passing the exam.

Profile classes of the gymnasium:

  1. Physics and mathematics
  2. Natural science
  3. Linguistic
  4. Social and humanitarian.

Accommodation, housing and food

Meals in the gymnasium are organized in two types: paid and discounted.

Free meals are provided for students:

  • From low-income families
  • From large families
  • Orphans
  • Disabled children.

Payment for meals with compensation of 70% is provided to two categories and will amount to 50 rubles per meal:

  • To students registered at the TB dispensary
  • Students with chronic diseases.

For students of grades 1-4, breakfast with compensation of 70% parental fee will be about 19 rubles.

To apply for reduced price meals, you will need an application and documents confirming that you belong to the categories above, for registration of monetary compensation - only an application.

Events Second St. Petersburg Gymnasium

Circles and sections of additional education for gymnasium students:

  • "ABC of safety" - study of traffic rules, safety in buildings and on the street
  • Club of intellectual games “What? Where? When?"
  • Learning the basics of TV journalism
  • Art studio "Tube"
  • Theater studio and theater "Nutcracker"
  • Chorus
  • Literary club "Art Word"
  • Engineering and robotics
  • "Computer alphabet" - the study of informatics and computer technology
  • "School of the guide"
  • Golf studying
  • Volleyball
  • Football and futsal
  • Chess.

Also, gymnasium students participate in subject Olympiads, contests and competitions, often winning prizes.

The traditions observed by the school to the present become the reason for the events:

  • Initiation into gymnasium students
  • Birthday of the gymnasium
  • Conference "Small Academy"
  • Scientific conference for high school students "Path to Science"
  • Competition for young musicians in memory of E. A. Mravinsky
  • International conference "Neva Model UN".


  • High level of education
  • Profile classes
  • School uniform
  • Participation in subject Olympiads
  • Gifted Scholarships
  • Advanced study of the English language
  • Compliance with traditions
  • Additional education and active extracurricular activities.

Equipment Second St. Petersburg Gymnasium

The gymnasium has two buildings on the street. Kazanskaya, one of them is an architectural monument and an object of regional cultural heritage of Russia.

The buildings provide comfortable conditions for teaching children:

  • 86 classrooms with interactive and chalk boards, projectors and other necessary materials
  • 8 computer labs, some of them mobile
  • 3 sports halls
  • Sports stadiums in school grounds
  • Gym
  • Choreography hall
  • 2 libraries, the total fund of which is more than 60 thousand books
  • 2 assembly halls for events
  • Conference room
  • Psychological center.

+ also medical offices and dining rooms, a historical school museum of the XIX-XX centuries.


Clothing for high school students is divided into four types:

  1. Casual uniform
  2. Sports uniforms
  3. Dress uniform
  4. Choreography clothes.

Colour shades prevailing in formal and casual forms are black, dark blue and white. Bright colours in clothes are not welcome, flashy jewelry, loose hair, and flashy makeup are also prohibited.

The student's appearance should be clean and tidy.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year begins on September 2 and lasts for 33-34 weeks.

The educational program in grades 1-9 is divided into quarters:

  1. September 2-October 25
  2. November 4 - December 27
  3. January 13-March 20
  4. March 30-May 25.

In grades 10-11 they study in half a year:

  1. September 2 - December 27
  2. January 13-May 25.

Primary school students (grades 1-4) study five days a week, middle and high school students (grades 5-11) six days.


  • October 26-November 2
  • December 28-January 11
  • February 3-9 (for students of grade 1)
  • March 21-28
  • May 25-September 1.

High school students also rest on calendar holidays.

Lessons start daily at 9:00 am, classes are held on the first shift. One lesson lasts 35-45 minutes (grades 1) and 45 minutes (grades 2-11).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Admission to the Second Gymnasium is:

  1. Application submission
  • April 1-June 30 - for those fixed at the place of residence
  • July 6-September 5 - for children from other districts, cities and regions.
  1. Provision of original documents of the child
  2. Obtaining a decision on admission to a gymnasium.

Enrollment in specialized classes takes place after successfully passing the tests.

Scholarships Second St. Petersburg Gymnasium

Cash incentives are paid twice a year to students in grades 9-11 for special success in the study of certain subjects, provided:

  • Excellent grades in the relevant subject in each quarter (half year) and at the end of the academic year
  • Victories in Olympiads, subject competitions, conferences
  • Respectful attitude to the traditions and norms of the life of the gymnasium.

Pupils of grades 1-8 are also financially encouraged in the "Five First High School Students" competition, the criteria of which are:

  • Results of the end of the quarter (marks "good" and "excellent")
  • Active participation in class and gymnasium affairs
  • Respectful attitude to the traditions and norms of school life, adherence to the rules of conduct for high school students.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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