The school was founded in 1970 and it's mission statement is based on cosmopolitanism and a variety of learning opportunities. Over 800 students attend the school and around 70 teachers are employed at the moment. Therefore, the school is one of the biggest secondary schools in Hamburg. Students can choose from a number of different programs within the school. Since the Gymnasium Heidberg is a "Eliteschule des Fußballs" sports is an integral part of the school's self-conception and students can join specific sports-focused classes (Sportklassen). Furthermore, there are science-focused classes (FUN-Klassen) and theatre-focused classes (Theaterklassen). The school offers four languages: English, French, Spanish and Latin.The Foreign Language Department is very engaged in maintaining partnership programs with other schools but also wants to establish new ones in order to offer the students a broader variety of foreign language experiences.The school is located in Northern Hamburg in the district of Langenhorn. It takes about 15 Min to get to the center of the city where you can see sights like the Elbphilharmonie, the river Alster and Elbe as well as the famous town hall. The metropolitain area of Hamburg offers a vast variety of learning opportunities like our school.