International classes: For English speaking students the school offers general education based on both Polish national and International Baccalaureate curriculum issues.

We accept 6-14 year old students for the bilingual classes (with both Polish and English as languages of instruction). In the higher stage of education we accept the 15-18 year old students with good command of English, for the pre-IB and IB courses conducted all in English, preparing for the International Baccalaureate Diploma examinations.

General information about the school:

Szkola Europejska, founded in 1992, offers general education on the primary, middle-years and secondary (grammar) stage for students aged 6 ? 19 years. It has the status of the ?IB World School? granted by International Baccalaureate Organization. The school?s curriculum offers bilingual teaching in Polish and English of all basic subjects leading to the final certificate of secondary education: Polish Matura (taken in Polish and partly in English) as well as International Baccalaureate Diploma (taken all in English).

Each student may specialize in the chosen subjects and additionally is prepared to obtain international certificates in three foreign languages to choose from: English, Spanish, French and German, on levels: B1, B2, C1, or C2. The students also receive the European Computer Driving License (ECDL), an international diploma of information technology, certifying a proficient level of computer skills.

Our teaching methods include active learning and interdisciplinary research projects developed by the students both individually and in teams. The students gain and develop basic skills such as organising, assessing and planning their own education, efficient team-work and solving problems in a creative way. Sports activities include tennis, swimming, horse-riding, self-defence techniques and classical dance.

Educational resources: Apart from well equipped science classrooms, the school also offers a computer and multimedia workrooms. The students make use of the Internet and the latest multimedia software. All classrooms are equipped with modern audio and video sets. The fully computerised school library offers popular and scientific publications, a selection of video and audio materials, a rich choice of multimedia software, over a hundred of periodicals covering a wide range of topics along with the index of contents, the Internet access, etc. The students also use the school performance hall with its audio equipment for presentations of their individual and team projects as well as theatre performances.

The first graduates left the school in 1997, achieving an average of 4.5 grade in their final certificates of secondary education (with 5 as the highest possible). High average results obtained in the following years led to one of the best ranking positions held by the school each year. The students have taken part in a lot of different regional and national subject competitions winning high places.. All our graduates continue their studies in Polish and foreign universities*, choosing such departments as international relations, business and economics, law, finance and banking, medicine, linguistics and technical departments.

About the International Baccalaureate Programme:

Szkoła Europejska is the first school in Łódź and its region to prepare students to IB Diploma. The IBO’s Diploma Programme (DP) was created in 1968. It is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to final examinations. It is designed for secondary school students aged 16 to 19. The programme has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to Polish as well as the world’s leading universities. The IB Diploma Programme generally allows students to fulfill the requirements of their national or state education systems. The DP incorporates the best elements of national systems, without being based on any one. Internationally mobile students are able to transfer from one DP school to another. Students who remain closer to home, benefit from a highly respected international curriculum.

Szkoła Europejska: IB World School No 3065, Licensed TELC Examination Centre.

* Our graduates have been matriculated at the following universities:
University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, London School of Business and Management, London School of Arts, University of Aberdeen, London School of South African Studies, Napier University of Edinburgh, Maastricht University, University of Birmingham , University of Warwick, Aston University, Coventry University of International Law, International Faculty of Engineering of Technical University in Łodź, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Uniwersytet Łódzki, etc.