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Pljevlja Gymnasium

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Established  November 18, 1901
Affiliation  Secular
Founder  India
Status  Functional
Website  [1]
Founded  18 November 1901
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Type  Charter school State school Gymnasium Latin Russian English French University preparatory school

The Pljevlja Gymnasium (Serbian: Пљеваљска гимназија / Pljevaljska gimnazija) or Tanasije Pejatović Gymnasium (Гимназија Танасије Пејатовић/Gimnazija Tanasije Pejatović ) is a Serbian secondardy school. It was established by the Serbian Orthodox Church on November 18, 1901. At that time, it was the eighth Serbian classical gymnasium in the Sanjak of Novi Pazar that catered to Christian pupils living in the Ottoman Empire. This high school became one of the most significant Serbian educational institutions in the Kingdom of Serbia.



Churches and monasteries were the earliest educational institutions in the region. The Holy Trinity Monastery (Pljevlja) became of great significance of cultural and spiritual life for the Orthodox Serbs in the Middle Ages. It continues to be of cultural importance. The school in the Holy Trinity Monastery has been in service since the 16th century. The school in the nearby Dovolja monastery has been functional since the 18th century. The primary school system was established in this region in 1823.


The Pljevlja Gymnasium was established in 1901 as the Serb Gymnasium (Srpska gimnazija/Српска ) with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the then Kingdom of Serbia. The gymnasium's first director was Tanasije Pejatović and Jovan Cvijić as supervisor.

Instruction was given in Serbian. Subjects included social sciences and natural sciences, history, social geography, physical geography, anthropology and ethnography.

In 1913, the territory and school was transferred to the Kingdom of Montenegro, which later became the Kingdom of Yugoslavia on March 29, 1919, falling under the jurisdiction of the Zeta Banovina province in 1929. In 1944 studies resumed in the gymnasium. On 8 April 1945 it was organized into the Ministry of Education of PR Montenegro. In 1968, the gymnasium was renamed to Tanasije Pejatović Gymnasium.

In 1977, as part of the Stipe Šuvar statewide education reform in Socialist Yugoslavia, the gymnasium was merged into the Vocational education stream, removing many of its advantages over other schools. The principals of all gymnasiums in SR Serbia and SR Montenegro lobbied the scientific and policy-making community to re-establish their special status, rights, funding, and curriculum. As a result, in 1991 the school was officially re-established as a classical gymnasium.


  • Order of Merit with the Golden Star, by Presidency of SFR Yugoslavia.
  • Oktoih Award by Socialist Republic of Montenegro.
  • Literature

  • Васовић, Милорад (2009). Историја Пљеваља. ISBN 978-9940-512-03-3. 
  • Sources

  • [2], Serbian High School in Pljevlja cultural property of national significance
  • References

    Pljevlja Gymnasium Wikipedia

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