Publiczne Gimnazjum nr 26, Łodzi is a lower secondary school with 40 teachers, 402 students ageing 13-16 in 15 classes. The school is located in a specific, old part of the city. Some of our students come from poor families and are at risk from social ills; that is why working with such teenagers is an important mission; by education, our school provides them with new opportunities, balanced development and broadens their perspectives. Due to teachers’ efforts, as well as students’ enthusiasm, patience and perseverance, our students have very good state exams results, are successful in competitions, and follow their passions and interests.