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Krakow's various schools and other educational institutions.  

Until 2017 Poland had a five-stage education system which consisted of preschools, elementary schools, lower secondary schools, upper secondary schools, and higher education. The current Polish government has abolished the lower secondary schools introducing 8-year elementary schools and 4-year high schools supplemented with vocational schools.  

In Poland compulsory education begins at the age of seven and continues till the age of eighteen.

 

Schools in Krakow

Up to 2017 there were 145 elementary schools (szkola podstawowa) in the city with some 39,000 pupils, 99 lower secondary schools (gimnazjum) teaching roughly 24,000 pupils or so, and 161 upper secondary schools with aggregate enrollment of over 40,000 students.

In 2017 Krakow adopted the new municipal network of 111 elementary schools (szkola podstawowa) and 31 high schools (liceum) plus 38 vocational secondary schools (technikum) and basic vocational schools (szkola zawodowa). Apart from the municipality-funded schools there are a number of elementary schools and high schools run by various organizations and financed through tuition.  

Krakow’s 113 post-secondary vocational colleges, szkola policealna, number some 13,000 students.

Also Krakow’s 10 Catholic church seminaries provide the post-secondary education.

Adults may get further education in 91 schools, szkola dla doroslych, including 16 high schools for adults, 21 supplementary high schools, and 30 supplementary technical colleges.

Most preschools as well as schools from the elementary to the post-secondary ones are run by the Krakow municipality and financed largely by the central government’s subsidies.

Collegium Novum, the Krakow university's headquarters

The neo-Gothic Collegium Novum building of 1887
at the Planty ring of gardens, the Jagiellonian University's headquarters.

Higher education in Krakow.

Every year over 170,000 students attend Krakow’s 25 institutions of higher education. The largest is the 650-year-old Jagiellonian University that together with its medical school totals nearly 45,000 students and 6,700 faculty members. The city’s other institutions of higher education include varied technology universities, arts academies, teacher-training colleges, bachelor-degree vocational colleges, and business schools.

Selected schools in Krakow

Any following information has been provided by respective schools on their sole responsibility.

International School of Krakow

International School of Krakow

Postal address: Lusina, ul. sw. Floriana 57, 30-698 Kraków, Poland. Website http://www.iskonline.org Phone +48 12 270 14 09.
ISK welcomes Polish and International students from age three to university entrance. All classes are taught in English through a program accredited in Europe and the United States.
The International School of Krakow is a fully authorized IB World School offering the Diploma Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that the International School of Krakow believes is central to our community of students and teachers, a community that is made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

OUR UNIQUE CAMPUS IN KRAKOW OFFERS
- outdoor and indoor playgrounds with an extensive forest surrounding the school,
- modern classrooms and science labs,
- the largest English language library in Krakow.

OUR EXTENSIVE LANGUAGE PROGRAM OFFERS
- native language instruction in English, Polish, French,
- special instruction for English language learners.

OUR AIM IS TO FOSTER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH
- differentiated learning experiences that optimize academic potential,
- high international standards and assessments

AND DEVELOP YOUR CHILD'S POTENTIAL THROUGH
- sports, arts, music, and advanced studies,
- education of the whole child.

ISK IS DEDICATED TO THE INTELLECTUAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OF TOMORROW’S WORLD CITIZENS.


Krakow's Institutions of Higher Education

Study in Krakow
For foreigners Krakow is a good place to complete or continue their studies

Jagiellonian Library
Poland's oldest library boasts 4.5 million volumes and its unique collection of medieval manuscripts and ancient books contains tens of thousands priceless items.

Krakow University
Poland’s oldest university with its 6,700 faculty and over 42,000 students is the country’s second largest institution of higher education and the best one.


 

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