This imposing brick-built school building on the shore of the Pfaffenteich dates from the 1860s; until then the school had been accommodated in the transept of the Cathedral. It was intended as a superior educational institution for the training of future officers of state, such as jurists, senior officials and church dignitaries.
Commissioned by Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II in the “Johann-Albrecht style”, it consists of a Principal’s house and a school building and also later extensions such as a gymnasium and additional classrooms. The terracotta medallions on the façade allude to historic ruling personalities from Mecklenburg’s history who were connected with the educational institution, such as the humanist Renaissance prince Johann Albrecht I (1525-1576), Duke Ulrich III (1527-1603), Friedrich Franz I (1756-1837), and finally the builder of the grammar school on the Pfaffenteich, Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II himself.
Today the building is used as a teaching facility for a private college, while the Fridericianum grammar school has moved into the former Lyzeum in the Goethestrasse.