II. gimnazija Maribor was founded in 1949 as a state school, and has remained as such until today.
With excellent Matura results in the national and IB programmes, and with more than 70 extra-curricular activities, it ranks among the best of Slovenian schools. It fulfils its mission, which is the development of creativity, self-initiative, independence and solidarity.
The school offers The National Grammar School Programme, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and The National Grammar School Programme – Sport Classes.
The National Grammar School Programme is a four-year educational program aimed at preparing students for further education at the university level. All classes (with the exception of foreign languages) are held in Slovene. Foreign students are offered additional Slovene courses so that they will be able to follow lessons taught in Slovene quicker and more efficiently.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme has been running since 1990 and is held in English. Since that time more than 500 students have graduated from the programme, and the success rate is 100% with an average of 40 points (the maximum is 45).
Another feature of II. gimnazija Maribor is the Sport Classes Programme, which provides education for top athletes. Seven participants in the Winter and Summer Olympics have followed this programme.
800 students, taught by 70 teachers, attend this school. The well-equipped classrooms, gym, auditorium and over 200 computers provide students with an excellent working environment.
Apart from Slovenian students, students from Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Russia are also well integrated into our school programme. Our exchange programmes with Austria, Germany, Israel, Italy, China, Sweden and Poland give our school international recognition.
Foreign students are accommodated in the ”Drava Student Dormitory“, which with the supervision of trained teachers, provides excellent accommodation in twin rooms.
The close vicinity of the Ljubljana, Zagreb and Graz airports makes the school easily accessible.