Grenaa Gymnasium’s History

Grenaa Gymnasium has existed for more than 50 years.

Much has changed since 1961, but our basic values have always been the same:

  • Mutual Respect – between students and teachers and between members of staff and management.
  • Competence – as a student, you should not only attain a high level of academic knowledge but should also be able to put this into practice.
  • Reflection – you should become aware of how you “learn to learn”.

The continuity of our values goes hand in hand with the continuity of our mission:

To contribute to more and more teenagers preparing themselves for further education.

1961 Grenaa Gymnasium established by the municipality. Head of School Johannes Hoffmeyer
1965 The Boarding School established
1969 New upper-secondary education, HF, established at Grenaa Gymnasium
1970 County of Aarhus takes over Grenaa Gymnasium
1973 New wing doubling the area extent inaugurated.
1977 New Head of School Erling Christensen
1988 National upper-secondary school reform
1995 New Head of School Ole Fjord
2003 Grenaa Gymnasium accepted as an IB World School
2005 National upper-secondary school reform
2007 Grenaa Gymnasium becomes an independent state-owned institution. A board is established.
2014 New music and visual arts wing inaugurated
2015 The Boarding School is extended. 13 new rooms and enlarged joint facilities.
New Head of School Helene Bendorff Kristensen