Information for parents

As the only Cambridge International School in Szczecin (as of September 2022), we offer the world`s most favored international school education, which gives our pupils the opportunity to continue their Cambridge education on 10000 schools in over 160 countries (IB is offered on ca 5000 schools). One major advantage of Cambridge education is the flexibility and adaptability to the local environment and the philosophy of the school. 

Polish school system 

In the Polish school system, the primary school (Polish: Szkoła podstawowa") lasts 8 years (added possibly by a one-year preschool, the so-called "zerówka" = class zero). The primary school is divided into two periods: 

During the "early-years-education" period of 3 years, a form teacher creates and gives effective learning activities to the pupils in most of the lessons - in order to enhance their physical, emotional, intellectual and social development. Form teachers play an essential role as children aged six to seven move to more structured learning. Generally, they set an exciting tone of learning for the fundamental skills in writing, reading, and math.  

In the following 5-years-period, the pupils are mostly taught by specialized subject teachers, for example for science, languages or arts. Pupils are encouraged to participate in a wide range of competitions on local to national levels. SAIL students often participate in English and German competitions. This second period ends with primary school exams.

Primary school is followed by various secondary schools, which may be a vocational school, a technical school or - as in our case - the 4-years general education high school (Polish: "​Liceum ogólnokształcące") leading to high school exams.

At SAIL International School, the Polish Curriculum and the Cambridge International Curriculum are combined and added by education in mother tongue for most pupils. The aim is to make it possible for pupils to successfully return to a school in their home country with an appreciated education and certificate.  


English is language of instruction. We offer English as foreign language and extra English for pupils without an offered mother tongue.


We offer Danish language education  as mother tongue conducted by a native speaker. Danish pupils from NATO run an own national program.


German is offered as mother tongue and as foreign language. Depending on the interest, we run an afternoon German club.


We offer Polish as mother tongue and as foreign language. Certain subjects need to be taught in Polish in accordance with the Polish curriculum. 


Ukrainian language is offered as mother tongue by a native speaker and - within the framework of support for Ukrainian refugees - in afternoon language workshops.


Depending on the interest, ​our Ukrainian teacher and Russian native speaker offers Russian language education both as first and second language.


Drones, AI, VR applications or 3D printers are going to be ordinary, daily tools for the new generation. They open the possibility to learn subjects like maths or history in an exciting and lively way. We want our pupils to be confident in applying modern technology and techniques, hence to be prepared  for the 21st century.

Creative Minds

The "Arts" in STEAM is a daily challenge for our SAIL pupils. Be it during our NASA initiated charity event painting heads at the largest shopping center or completing missions in a roleplay as astronauts. Be it at the many arts and craft workshops in and outside our school or during creative food workshops with pizza, bread and other bakery goods or - as in the picture on the left - with fruits and vegetables - maybe even from our school garden.  

Responsible science

One of the major threats for our environment is the massive loss of biodiversity. ​Bees have become a victim of industrial agriculture and pesticides. Our school community established a safe habitat for 400 solitary bees with a shelter and food plants in the school garden. ​Solitary bees do not sting and are particularly suitable for bringing children into harmony with nature. 
Every spring day, pupils experience to live with "their" harmless animals, observe them during the entire life cycle and practically learn to take responsibility for their natural environment. 

Active Learning Approach

Today’s education system highlights the importance of active learning over passive learning. An active strategy involves learning by doing rather than sitting, listening and repeating. It highlights the importance of social interaction, discovery, play and trial-and-error for learning and development.

Just like a sail helps the seamen to discover the world, SAIL International School wants to help our pupils to actively and independently learn and discover their journey in education, as well as in the close and further environment. 

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