Liechtensteinisches GymnasiumLG Vaduz 1
Marianumstrasse 45
9490 Vaduz

Official contacts:
Matthias Gappisch and Corinna Frommelt

About the LG Vaduz:

The Liechtensteinisches Gymnasium (LG) was founded by Marist brothers as the Collegium Marianum in Vaduz in 1937, and the first students passed their Matura (school-leaving exam) in 1943. Since 1981, LG Vaduz has been a public school, the only public secondary school in Liechtenstein. The school moved to the current building in 1972. Major changes in the last years include the reduction of school years from 8 to 7 years, and new profiles in grades 9 to 12.
Eugen Nägele is the current principal (“Rektor”) at LG Vaduz. He is accompanied by two vice principals, Christian Marti and Roland Hilti.
The number of students at LG Vaduz has increased continually (the first girls were admitted in 1969). There are currently 720 students at our school. On average, there are 19 students per class.

Grades 6 to 8 (11 to 14-year-olds) are taught in Maths, German, English, French, Latin, Natural Sciences, Physical Education, Computer Sciences, Geography, History, Arts, Music, Technical and Textile Design. Grades 9 to 12 (15- to 18-year-olds) are taught in the basic subjects Maths, German, English, French, Physical Education, Computer Sciences, Geography, History, Arts or Music, Chemistry and Biology, Ethics or Religious Education, and have additionally chosen one of five profiles according to their interests:

  • «Lingua» (additionally including Latin and Italian)LG Vaduz 3
  • «Neue Sprachen» (Spanish and Latin or Italian)
  • «Kunst, Musik und Pädagogik» (Arts, Music, Psychology/Education)
  • «Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften» (additional science classes)
  • «Wirtschaft und Recht» (Economics and Law)
  • „Sports“, where are able to be professional sportspeople and attend regular classes.

When students graduate, they are usually between 18 and 20 years old and are ready to attend university.

LG Vaduz offers several possibilities to spend time at school outside of regular classtime. There is a big library with a great librarian who knows every single one of the 720 students by name. Not just a variety of literature but also computers are available at the library. There is a canteen and there are different sports offers at lunch or in the afternoon like rugby, badminton, volleyball, …  Last but not least, we have two great acting classes (one for the lower grades and one for the upper grades) and supplementary lessons like Chinese and First Certificate.

A typical school day of an LG student looks like this:

LG Vaduz 2

7.45 a.m. start of classes (5 lessons in the mornings).
10.10 to 10.30 a.m.
long break
12.00 – 13.25 a.m. 
lunch break
15.00 / 16.00 / 16.45 p.m.

end of classes  (this time changes every single day, but we have one afternoon per week off)