About Us



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The IB Diploma at Växjö Katedralskola* Sweden IB World School 001106 accredited 24 Feb 1999



Växjö Katedralskola provides a full-time learning environment for upper secondary school students aged 16 to 19. Our talented young people learn to develop their potential, to realise the academic and extra-curricular opportunities created by their creative gifts, and to become fully coping young adults in a changing world. For more information about the International Baccalaureate Diploma at our school, please visit our website > 

The Cathedral School was established in 1643 in Växjö, on an earlier school founded in 1340. Växjö is an education hub in the south of Sweden, and the school has established academic partnerships with other secondary schools in Europe and China, and with Linnaeus University in Växjö. This upper secondary school features science, economics, and humanities courses in the Swedish National Curriculum, as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Many faculty hold post-graduate qualifications and receive national teaching prizes, and the students are motivated and frequently awarded international prizes in the sciences, arts, and mathematics. Our IBDP graduates are accepted into universities in Scandinavia, the U.S., Australia, Japan, Canada, the U.K., and other European countries. The IB Diploma develops critical thinking and intellectual reasoning and is considered highly attractive by universities worldwide.

“Universities laud the independent thinking and creativity the IB encourages in students -- skills which last beyond university level and into the world of work -- that are invaluable, but very difficult to teach in a classroom.”
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Mission Statement
We aim to encourage an atmosphere of learning that ensures high academic standards, the development of lifelong skills, and a sense of international-mindedness that gives our students the ability to think and act both locally and globally.

Our students experience this in real terms on exchange trips to Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, UK, and more individualised travel such as a recent project working with environmental challenges to the well-being of rescued pandas in China.

The principles underlying our educational aims are:
  • the provision of full equality of learning opportunity regardless of race, gender, physical or other disability, faith or political affiliation, sexual inclination or social background; 
  • the provision of an excellent quality of teaching and learning experiences; 
  • the provision of full pastoral care and inclusive arrangements to support all students; 
  • the provision of a stimulating student community with a packed calendar of concerts, theatre, dance, sports, and other events; and 
  • the provision of a well-maintained environment conducive to learning.