VIII Prywatne Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące was founded in 1993. It belongs to the group of most rapidly developing non-public schools in Krakow. A great number of teachers is recruited from the teaching staff of Krakow universities, especially Pedagogical University, the Jagiellonian University, AGH University of Science and Technology. This fact guarantees high standards of teaching, whereas extensive pedagogical experience of our teachers, together with openness to new challenges and systematically held teaching workshops contribute to the development and perfecting of the quality of teaching.
From the very beginning our students have been achieving successes in various subject Olympiads (e.g. in German, English French, Russian, Polish Language and Literature or the European Union Olympiad), and as graduates continue their education in a wide range of academic specialisations. For several years the school has taken the leading places in the All-Polish Secondary Schools League Tables compiled and published by „Perspektywy", „Rzeczpospolita" or „Gazeta Wyborcza" (the second place in Małopolska region in 2006, the fourth in 2007, the fifth place in 2005 and the fifth and the second place in two different specifications in 2010).
Our recent undertaking is opening the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (September 2012). Our experience in individual approach to our students, promoting voluntarism and various activities make the IB DP a natural step in our development.