Saint Petersburg Lyceum 239

Saint Petersburg Lyceum 239

Infobox Secondary school
name = Lyceum 239

type = Lyceum
motto =
established = 1918
principal = Tamara Borisovna Efimova
faculty =
students =
mascot =
colors = Blue, Silver, Gold
city = Saint Petersburg
country = Russia
website = []
grades = 8-11
address = Kirochnaya st., 8

Saint Petersburg Lyceum 239 ( _ru. физико-математический лицей №239), is a public high school in Saint Petersburg, Russia that specializes in mathematics and physics. The school opened in 1918 and it became a specialized city school in 1961. The school is noted for its strong academic programs. It is the alma mater of numerous winners of International Mathematical Olympiads and it has produced many notable alumni.


The school was founded in 1918. Originally, it was located in the Lobanov-Rostovsky house, also known as "house with lions" at the corner of Saint Isaac's Square and Admiralteysky Prospect. It was one of only handful of school to remain open during Siege of Leningrad. In 1961 the school was granted status of city's school with specialization in physics and mathematics. In 1964 school moved to the building on Kazansky Street 48/1, which was previously occupied by school of working youth, and in 1966 it moved again to Moika River, 108. Finally, in 1975 the school relocated to its current location, into the historic Annenschule building.In 1990, the Russian Ministry of Education granted school the status of physico-mathematical lyceum and experimental laboratory for standard of education in physics, mathematics and informatics in Saint Petersburg. In 1994, the school won the George Soros grant. US Mathematical society voted the school as one of top ten schools in the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Famous alumni

* Yelena Bonner (? - 1940) - human rights activist (widow of Andrei Sakharov)
* Alisa Freindlich [ [ Биография А.Б. Фрейндлих] ] (19411943, ?—1953) - major Russian movie and theater actress
* Yuri Matiyasevich (19621963) - mathematician who solved Hilbert's tenth problem
* Natalia Kuchinskaya (19641966) - Olympic champion in gymnastics (Mexico City,1968), the first in a row of young gymnastics champions
* Boris Grebenshchikov [ [ Биография Б. Гребенщикова] ] (19681970) - rock musician, who is widely considered one of the "founding fathers" of Russian rock music
* Mikhail Zurabov [ [ Биография М. Зурабова] ] (?—1970) - minister of health of the Russian Federation, chair of the Russian pension fund administration
* Grigori Perelman (19811983) - mathematician who was awarded Fields Medal for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture
* Alexander Khalifman (19811983) - FIDE World Chess champion in 1999


* [ Official web site of Lyceum 239]
* [ History of physico-mathematical lyceum #239] (in Russian)

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