Städtisches Gymnasium Olpe mission statement

Our fundamental values

Städtisches Gymnasium Olpe (SGO) is the only state grammar school in the rural town of Olpe. Following certification as an international school, we are committed to providing a wide range of educational programmes.

Based on the premise that human dignity is sacrosanct, we also promote value guidance, value mediation and value realisation with a view to establishing a basic democratic attitude. The guiding principles for coexisting at SGO are responsibility for oneself, for others, for the community, as well as tolerance and humanity, which form the foundation for collaboration and collective action.

By providing holistic and value-driven school education based on personal assistance, supervision, support and individual encouragement, we empower all students at SGO, the international school and the House of Learning to become open-minded, responsible and autonomous citizens who can confidently launch their careers with the best possible qualifications.

Together we are strong

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Find out more about the HoL, the school’s management and the teaching staff at the Städtisches Gymnasium Olpe and Internationale Schule Südwestfalen.


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School management

Find out more about Städtisches Gymnasium Olpe’s management team, the commitment of everyone involved and the international school’s programmes for educating strong individuals from South Westphalia.


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Find out more about the international school, the House of Learning, the people behind it all and our vision for the school of the future.


Patrons and partners

The House of Learning is also supported by a school association established by the local business community. The non-profit Verein zur Unterstützung der Internationalen Schule Südwestfalen am SGO e.V. [school association] was founded in November 2018.

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HoL vision

The future of schooling is more than just a school. SGO and regional companies are setting new standards for the future in the area of digitisation and school development with the Internationale Schule Südwestfalen and the House of Learning.

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HoL news

Summary of the latest information, important milestones, investments and the development status of Internationale Schule Südwestfalen and the House of Learning at Städtisches Gymnasium Olpe.