On the initiative of Josif Jovanović – Šakabenta, at the end of the 18th century (1790 year) the Grammar School (Latin junior high school) was founded. With the Gymnasium in Karlovci, it was also the highest school at that time institution among the Serbs. It provided free education in Serbian and Romanian youth. The gymnasium, in its rich tradition, was a port of maintenance of Serbs in Hungary and a nursery of young progressive people of that time. For the needs of the Gymnasium, a separate building was built in 1895 Gymnasium relocated in 1983.
Respectable and successful people who graduated from high school in Vršac:
- academics: prof. Dr. Zlatibor Petrović, prof. Dr. Alexander Fira, prof. Dr. Petar Vlahović, prof. Dr. Stevan Petrović
- poets: Vasko Popa, Florika Štefan, Petra Krdu
- writers Radomir Putnik, Dušan Belča, Olga Ostojić Belca
- actress Rada Djuricin
- painters: Paja Jovanović, Arnold Karanji, Karel Napravnik, Johan Vilhem, Vilma Lerman, Aleksandar Virag, Ekaterina Risticijev, Svetislav Vuković.