The school is located in the heart of Tartu, at the corner of Munga and Rüütli streets, next to St. John’s Church.
It is a building that has served as a school for centuries. In fact, when Hugo Treffner Gymnasium (HTG) moved into its present location in 1919, different schools had already been there before, of which Tartu Province School is probably the best-known.
The building of HTG has a history of its own. The schoolhouse has retained its historic aura that can be felt while walking around in the building. The school itself was considerably rebuilt and modernized during major repairs after fire broke out in November 1998. In the course of extensive restoration work the majority of original details have been successfully preserved, e.g. wooden ceiling beams in the common room or ceiling paintings in one of the ground floor classrooms.
Today’s HTG is a modern and comfortable schoolhouse providing a pleasant environment conducive to learning.