School life at SSHL
Fun and challenging
At SSHL, you will receive a first rate education, by highly experienced and engaged teachers. During your time at SSHL, you will also have a unique opportunity to take part in an extensive extracurricular programme and travel abroad.
Staying at a boarding school is both instructive and challenging. You live alongside 25-30 other boys or girls of different ages and backgrounds, which creates a unique harmony. However, it also means showing respect to others and that everyone needs to take responsibility for their own actions.
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A Home Away from Home
At present, the boarding school comprises eight boarding houses, of which four are for girls, and four are for boys. House Parents (on duty 24-7) and House Tutors are there to help students deal with the challenge of studying at a boarding school. We are committed to helping every student develop to the fullest of their potential.
In your free time, there are great opportunities to develop your personal interests in sport, music, art, drama and much more. Throughout the school year, the “house series” is an intramural tournament including a range of sporting competitions and other activities between the houses.
SSHL also offers a wide range of recreational activities including both aesthetic activities as well as the physical. Day students have basically the same access to the range of recreational activities as the boarders. For students interested in sports, there are opportunities to participate in international sports competitions as part of NECIS. SSHL participates each year in various events and these are much appreciated and help create fraternity. SSHL is also part of the SIPSI sporting competitions between Swedish schools.
Weekends often have common events such as the school disco, movie night or more traditional activities such as making gingerbread houses or treasure hunts. The individual boarding houses also have their own events such as spa and cosy evenings. About every third weekend, our students with Traditional boarding alternative go home to see their families. Those who are unable to do so have a Swedish guardian who takes responsibility for them over the weekend. The Swedish guardian is often a relative or close friend of the family.
About every third weekend, most students go home to see their families. Those who are unable to do so have a Swedish guardian who takes responsibility for them over the weekend. The Swedish guardian is often a relative or close friend of the family.
Day students are affiliated to one of the student houses and are always welcome to socialise with their friends there and take part in activities concerning the whole school. In the afternoons, there is help with homework and you can always get extra study support if required.
SSHL’s beautiful campus has its very own shop, called Utis, where you can buy school materials and a selection of clothing featuring the school’s emblem.