A place or building where athletic exercises are performed; a school for gymnastics.
A school for the higher branches of literature and science; a preparatory school for the university; -- used esp. of German schools of this kind.
German] In Germany and other European countries, an academic secondary school, preparatory for University
Schools where athletic and educational activities took place in the ancient period.
Academic high school, college-track education grades 5–13.
(gym·NA·si·um). A place to exercise from the Greek word gumnos or gymnos) meaning naked, stripped, bare, nude, uncovered or with meager or inadequate clothing. By implication a place where one trains or exercises while naked, bare or nude.
a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
a traditional junior and senior high school
Gymnasium derives from the Greek gumnos, (meaning naked). It was a sacred grove where people exercised naked. The modern word gym derives from gymnasium. Example 1 - DEFINITIONS Return to glossary index
Liberal secondary school emphasizing theoretical knowledge and geared to scholastically talented students; college-track school enrolling grades 5 through 13.
A gymnasium (pronounced with as opposed to ) is a type of school providing secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English Grammar Schools. The word Î³Ï…Î¼Î½Î¬ÏƒÎ¹Î¿Î½ (gymnasion) was used in Ancient Greece, meaning a locality for both physical and intellectual education of young men (see gymnasium (ancient Greece)). The gymnasium prepares pupils to enter a university.
In ancient Greece, the gymnasium (; gymnasion) functioned as a training facility for competitors in public games. It was also a place for socializing and engaging in intellectual pursuits. The name comes from the Greek term gymnos meaning naked.
The Gymnasium offers a 3-year general upper secondary programme which builds on the 9th-10th form of the Folkeskole and leads to the upper secondary school exit examination. This qualifies a student for admission to higher education, subject to the special entrance regulations applying to the individual higher education programmes.