Scoala cu cls. I-VIII "Nichita Stanescu" Baia Mare

"Nichita Stanescu" School, one of the best schools in Baia Mare, is both a primary and a secondary school, educating children of ages between 7 - 15 years old. Its name comes from a great Romanian poet whose originality and liberty of verse stand as a true symbol of good education for our children.

The school is placed at the foot of the so-called Flowers` Hill and on the bank of the Sasar river. It is involved in educational programmes for a healthy, proper way of life, in road traffic activities, as well as in programmes which deal with the progress towards European integration - economic, political and social - and with the promotion of children`s rights.



Besides the learning activities they attend, the students join various extracurricular activities such as : sports ( the school has football and volley teams ), national contests and olympiads, outdoor and touristic orientation activities. All these are co-ordinated by the teachers from our school together with the L.C.C.( Local Children`s Council ) and the L.Y.C. ( Local Youth Council ).

Our school intends to initiate a school development project - COMENIUS 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3. Its purpose is to apply in school modern means and methods of teaching, making use of communicative informational techniques appropriate to the educational standards of the United Europe and, at the same time, serving the needs and interests of the students in the European School.

At School

Baia Mare is the residence town of the county of Maramures and is situated in the north-western part of Romania on the river Sasar and at the foot of Ignis mountain, at 1228 m high.

The town has a population of 150,000 inhabitants and is divided into two parts, both of them having a very original and unique architecture. These are the so-called "old centre" and "new centre". The old centre area, officially declared architectural reservation is crowded with very old buildings dating from 15th century, with medieval architectural monuments that have remained since the time our town used to be a fortress with 4 main entrances:

- The Wooden Church ( built in 1630 );

- The Church of the Holy Trinity ( built between 1717 - 1720);

- Iancu of Hunedoara`s House ( built in 1468 by Iancu of Hunedoara himself );

- Stefan`s Tower ( 40 m high ) also built by Iancu of Hunedoara in gothic style; today this monument is a symbolical representation of our town.

Stefan's Tower

Valuable museum pieces can be admired at the "Art Museum", the "History Museum", the "Etnography and Folk Art Museum", as well as at the famous Painting School from Baia Mare called "Albastrul Cerului" ( "The Blue of the Sky" ). Another very important museum is the "Mineralogy Museum" known all over the European countries.

Apart from that, our town possesses 4 natural reservations which protect century-old trees such as the traditional sweet chestnut tree, which has become a symbol for our town. Every year, in September, the people in Baia Mare, together with people that come from all over the country gather in the centre of the town and celebrate the "Sweet Chestnut Festival".