Gymnázium Viliama Paulinyho-Tótha founded in 1867, is one of the first three Slovak grammar schools. Since its establishment, it has played a significant role among secondary schools in Slovakia.
During the school's existence, approximately 14 000 students have left its doors. Our graduates are traditionally among the most well-prepared for the university studies.
In the present, our school is one of the largest grammar schools in Slovakia. We have around 500 students every year.
Our school provides students with the opportunity to choose their individual profiles by selecting elective subjects in the last two years of their studies. Because of the high number of the students, it is possible to adapt the elective subjects to the individual requirements. There are no limits in their choice, each student can combine the subjects on their own. We also offer the possibility of studying to the students with SEN and the individual approach of the teachers and a special educator.
We are a modern school that offers a 4-year study programme and a 5-year bilingual form of study. The school's main priority is to develop the creative thinking of our students, to prepare them for different life situations, and to master their university studies successfully.
» School equipment
- The school building has been refurbished, which has greatly contributed to the culture of the school. Modern material and technical equipment - computers, tablets, interactive whiteboards and other devices supporting modern teaching have become part of the school's equipment.
Individual subjects are taught in specialized classrooms and areas with modern laboratories: physics, biology, chemistry, foreign languages, history, geography, mathematics, informatics, Slovak language and the school library. We have 2 gymnasiums, a gym, Fit-zone, gymnastic studio, outdoor gym. We also have a nature trail.
In 1998, the Milan Rastislav Štefánik´s Astronomical Observatory was opened at our school, which is accessible not only to our students but also to the general public of Martin. The Astronomical Observatory also houses a popular Centre for the Popularisation of Physics with a wide range of experiments for primary and secondary school students.
Students have an opportunity to eat in the school canteen, there is also a snack shop and a vending machine for hot and cold drinks.
» Language teaching
Our students study 2 foreign languages and they can choose from: English, German, Russian, Spanish.
Currently, we have a native English language teacher. As part of the Erasmus+ exchange programmes and projects, our students have taken part in exchanges in England, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, France, Spain and Romania.
» Activities and competitions
We organize district and regional competition rounds, in which our students are ranked at the top of national and international competitions. Students also gain the professional knowledge on the scientific conferences, seminars and excursions. There is a wide range of activities in various sports, natural science, language and cultural and social clubs. Students organize traditional events in our school, such as student ball, Welcome party for incoming students, Christmas markets, sports competitions and tournaments, April Fool's Day, May Day, farewell to the school leavers. All this contributes to the typical student atmosphere in the school. Every year we welcome many visitors during the Open Day.