The school was established by Gheorghe and Neculai Roșca Codreanu as a gymnasium in 1858, being upgraded to a complete high school in 1864. It is the fourth high school established in Romania, after the ones in Bucharest, Iași, and Craiova. The present building of the school was inaugurated on April 27, 1886. It is listed as a historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs.
- Official Website: Gheorghe Roșca Codreanu National College
- Video presentation of the High School