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History

 

The 2 SLO was founded in 1989 as a part of an initiative by the Civic Education Association (STO). As a social school, it has always had great aspirations of combining high academic standards with a friendly, open environment for teaching. The school soon gained a recognition for great academic success and an innovative attitude to teaching. Our patron is Paweł Jasienica, a well known Polish historian and patriot who also upheld these values.

As the next step of the school’s educational growth and IB schools becoming more popular in Poland, the 2nd SLO students and their parents came up with an idea of initiating the IBDP program.

Our staff and management quickly got on board with the idea and preparations got underway in August 2014. After many months of diligent work, we officially applied for the IBO authorisation. We had a lot to learn and many of our teachers attended IBDP workshops. We also brought on board new teachers with rich experience of teaching in the IBDP program. Our next important task was to equip the school with facilities pertinent to IBDP regulations. Hence, we have state of the art chemistry, physics and biology labs, as well as, a library, research room and a visual arts atelier.

In January 2016, we hosted an authorisation visit which praised our hard work. The following month we obtained our authorisation and become part of the worldwide IB community, joining the other 5000 schools around the world. At the moment we have two pre-IBDP classes and two IBDP1 classes. We are devoted to constant development aimed at becoming an excellent IB school that balances academic proficiency with social engagement and most importantly open-mindedness. We offer an opportunity for our students to engage in extra curricular activities that involve theatre, film, and science clubs, as well as numerous field trips and Model United Nations participation.