Orphaned at the age of almost 10, Johann Sebastian Bach had to leave school in 1695 in order to move to Ohrdruf to live with his brother. The Latin School St. Georgen was, like almost all such schools, a trivial school, i.e. Latin, logic and rhetoric were taught in accordance with the trivium of antiquity. The knowledge of Latin was the indispensable prerequisite for university studies. In 1501, Martin Luther left school highly educated and as a "perfect Latinist" in order to study at the University of Erfurt, first of all the seven liberal arts and later law at his father's behest.
Today, the Protestant School Foundation in Central Germany is the sponsor of the traditional and modern Martin Luther Grammar School.