The High School of Mathematics “Dr Petar Beron”- Varna was established in the autumn of 1883. Its development passed through several stages adequate to the educational and cultural demands of Bulgarian society.
- At its formation the school was declared State Girls’ High School with 4 grades. It was made High School with 6 grades in 1893.
- During that period the Girls’ High School started to be built. It was designed in “modern Renaissance” style by the plan of architect Petko Momchilov. It was the most beautiful school building in Bulgaria for many decades.
- In 1893 the Girls’ High School was named “Maria Louiza”.
- In 1894 Stoyan Zaimov was appointed school master.
- By the First World War, the High School had become one of the main centres for education in Bulgaria due to the endeavours of teachers and students as well as Varna’s cultural society. During that period two of the most prominent women’s figures of Bulgarian culture, the actress Adriana Budevska and the poetess Dora Gabe, were students of the school.
The political changes occurring after the Second World War radically changed the meaning and style of education as well as the school’s character.
- In 1945 the High School was named after Dr Petar Beron, a prominent figure of the Bulgarian Renaissance.
- In 1954 the High School was reformed into co-educational school – Second Unified School, and in 1957 – into Second Polytechnical Secondary School.
- In the beginning of 1963 school year the first Mathematics class was formed.
- During 1968/69 school year it was established as a real High School. An experiment for a new two-profile curriculum with Mathematics and Humanities studies was carried out.
- Since 1971/72 school year the High School has specialized into Mathematics, and it was named Second High School of Mathematics “Dr Petar Beron”. The first 240 students were admitted after an examination in Mathematics. Except the compulsory classes in Mathematics, the students also studied Mathematical Logic, Probability Theory, Combinatorics, Descriptive Geometry, Set Theory and others.
- The first successful participation in a national Mathematics competition was as early as 1972. The student Blaga Raykova was the only one to get the maximum total points in the Spring Mathematics Competition in the town of Kazanlak and she took first place.
- The mathematicians Zdravko Chakarov, Ivan Enikov, Zlatarov, Limunitsa Kiryakova, Rumen Angelov, the physicists Roza Voinova and Dakovska, Rositsa Stefanova – Informatics teacher, were the pioneers in forming schools in the related disciplines and for years they worked zealously ( as some of them also do it today).
- During the next decade among the most distinguished mathematicians, disciples of the High School, were Hristo Krastev, Krasimir Markov, Rumen Angelov, Diko Surojon, Rumen Markov, Ognyan Trifonov, Vasil Daskalov and others.
- Successful performance in the fields of Informatics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature, is due to the different interests and skills the school develops in students.
- Since 1982 an experiment has started its main aim being to shorten the term of education and thus to be given opportunity to the most talented students for early professional realization.
- During the last years the student successful performance has continued by tradition mainly in the fields of Mathematics, Informatics and Physics.