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Greenwood Printers Limited, Toronto, 1984.  Latvian language.  Hard cover, 590 pages.  Blue cloth with school design in gold on front, gold lettering on spine.  Binding sound with head and tail bands; a few small age and small soil spots on outer page block.  Illustrated dust jacket has edge wear with a few very small edge tears, some rubs and very light soil.  Interior clean and unmarked; black & white photos throughout.  ‘Riga State Gymnasium No. 1 is one of the oldest schools in Riga, which dates back to the 13th century. In 1211, the Dome School, the oldest school in the Baltics, was established in Riga. The oldest known head of the Dome School was the canon Heinrich. Initially, the school was located at the crossroads of the Dome Church and was designed to prepare Catholic clergy with an appropriate medieval curriculum. During the church debris in 1524, the Catholic Dome Monastery School was closed and opened in 1528 as a secular secondary school for the city. In 1631 the Riga Academic Gymnasium was established on the basis of the Dome School.  In 1804, during the educational reforms of the Vidzeme province, the Dome school was transformed into the main educational institution of Riga district - Riga 1st district school. In 1868 the school was moved to a new building where it is still today. The new school building was designed by JD Felsko.  Founded in 1994, Riga Graduate School No. 1 Alumni and Friends Society, the first of its kind in Riga to support the school. In 1997, the school opened its International Baccalaureate class. There is also a youth choir "Kamēr ..." at the school. Address: 8 Rainis Boulevard.  Official website - r1g.edu.lv (from website)

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