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The Gymnasium am Münsterplatz is characterised by its...

  • wide offer of main elective subjects in the linguistic and philosophical area.
  • large offer of immersive programs in the subjects history, geography, mathematics, biology, chemistry, „Lernen am Projekt“ and informatics.
  • possibility of combining the Swiss Matura with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program with little financial charges.
  • outstanding provision of education in natural sciences (biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics) with an extensive course offer including the latest laboratory infrastructure.
  • beautiful location at the Münsterplatz in the historical centre of Basel.
  • newly renovated school building (August 2016) with modern classrooms, laboratories and working zones for students.
  • friendly school atmosphere.
  • GM Support Centre in which students can get personal learning guidance and additional support from student tutors as well as extra classes, language assistance and homework coaching from subject teachers.
  • alumni association HG 400 which remains strongly connected to the GM after the Matura and supports class projects as well as study trips together with the other three school foundations.
  • Students' Parliament which actively participates in everyday school life with events such as the GM-Ball, 'WM am GM’ or the GM-Fest.
  • excellent School canteen and a modern media library.
  • the new subjects political education and scientific methodologies.
  • the beautiful concerts of the GM choir, the School orchestra and the GM Jazz band.

 Students can choose from following main elective subjects:

  • Latin Beginner
  • Latin Advanced
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • English with IB
  • Philosophy, Psychology & Pedagogy (PPP)

Further options can be combined with all GM main elective subjects:

(A) Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO): English-spoken teaching in 6 subjects (mathematics, history, biology, informatics, geography, Theory of Knowledge) in grades 11-13 leading to a double degree: The Cantonal Matura and the IB Diploma. Apart from these options, GM students attend the same basic subjects taught in all other high schools in Basel.

(B) Immersion (English-German):English-spoken teaching in 5 subjects and IB Certificates in French (compulsory), English (compulsory) and German (optional). 

(C) Coaching Classes: In addition to the regular timetable self-work with continuous subject-specific support by own teachers during 4 lessons (2 lessons more than Standard timetable) in Mathematics, French, German and main elective subject. This option cannot be combined with the IB or Immersion track.

Besides these specific optional tracks, GM students attend the same basic subjects as in all other grammar schools in Basel