Gymnasium Altona, a lively public secondary grammar school in a multi-cultural part of Hamburg founded in 1882, has 78 teachers, 4 trainees and 1006 students aged 10-19. Many students have amigratory background or are refugees. Classrooms in 3 buildings have interactive whiteboards, wehave a library, computer rooms, a recently installed learners’ kitchen won by a group of students in anational contest, a cafeteria and a canteen. Subjects taught are German, English, Spanish, French,Latin, Italian, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Biology, History, Geography, Political- ,Socio-Economic Studies, Religion, Philosophy, Psychology, Music, Art, Drama, Media and Sports.We offer vocational training for chemical technicians which the students complete 6 months aftergraduating , a unique offer which attracts students from all over Hamburg. Extra-curricular activitiesare e.g. Choir, Big Band, Environmental Club.Twice a year we have project weeks involving externalplayers. There are regular student exchanges with Chicago , Sevilla and the French-speaking part ofSwitzerland. Our students can take part in extra language classes and get the Diploma de Españoland the CFC. All 9th graders take part in a 3 week work placement, 10th graders have a 2 weeksocial work placement. We have had 10 years of experience with Comenius and Erasmus+ projects.