Jesuit schools in Poland
At the time of the suppression of the Jesuit order in 1773, there were 66 schools in Poland. In post-war Poland, the Jesuits continued their educational work in the 1990’s by opening new schools in Nowy Sącz (currently Jesuit Educational Centre consisting of kindergarden, primary and high school) as well as in Gdynia (at present kindergarten, primary and high school), and then in Kraków (high school) and in Mysłowice (primary school). Currently, Jesuits are also in charge of a university – The Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow.
The school in Krakow was established in 2012 in response to a request from the local community that wanted students from the Na Kozłówce housing compound and surrounding areas to have access to high quality education that would help them to become knowledgeable and competent adults, capable of taking up the challanges of our contemporary, fast-moving world.