About Katedralskolan

Katedralskolan in Lund is the oldest school of Scandinavia. It was founded by the Danish king Canute (the Holy) in 1085. Today Katedralskolan is a modern upper secondary school. The school is located in the town centre, only five minutes walk from the train station and the bus station. The total number of students is approximately 1400. Within the IB Diploma Programme the number of students is around 230.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers three high-quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. The three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills required to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. There are about 3660 IB World Schools in more than 140 countries with more than 1 360 000 IB-students at the different IB-prgrammes.
The Diploma Programme for students aged 16 to 19 is a two-year curriculum leading to final examinations and a qualification that is welcomed by leading universities around the world.
At Katedralskolan, like many other schools in Sweden, the Diploma Programme is preceded with a preparatory year. The students will study courses applied to the two coming IB Diploma years.

Mission and Vision
The mission and vision of the IB Diploma Programme at Katedralskolan is to encourage the development of active lifelong learners who think and act as socially responsible citizens of a global community. The IB Diploma Programme at Katedralskolan is committed to creating an environment of equal opportunities that promotes understanding and respect and should encourage the students in local as well as global awareness. The years spent at Katedralskolan should enable the students to develop in positive ways, both academically and as persons.
ISLK is an authorised IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to students from 3- 15/16 years of age. The language of instruction is English with courses being taught by highly qualified pedagogues with IB training and support.
Please note, Katedralskolan & ISLK are formed as two separate entities governed by Lund municipality.
For more information on PYP and MYP please see https://www.lund.se/en/islk/