Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket
|Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (SSHL)|
|Sigtuna, Stockholm County
|School type||Private Boarding School|
|Founders||Manfred Björkquist, Harry Cullberg and Arvid Bruno|
|Director||Dr. Margret Benedikz|
|Number of students||458 (2014/15)|
|Average class size||24|
|Language||Swedish and English|
|Colour(s)||Blue, Red and White|
|Song||"Time is Here"|
Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (SSHL) is one of the three boarding schools in Sweden. The school is located in Sigtuna, Sweden. Famous alumni include the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.
SSHL is a non-profit private boarding school managed by Sigtuna Skolstiftelse with Sigtunastiftelsen and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation as trustees.
As early as the 1920s, there were two boarding schools of note in Sigtuna. Sigtunastiftelsens Humanistiska Läroverk, founded by bishop Manfred Björkquist and Sigtunaskolan, founded by theologian Harry Cullberg. They merged in 1980 to form Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket, SSHL, and the schools were consolidated at the Sigtunastiftelsens Humanistiska Läroverk 's site on the western side of town.
The school offers the MYP program from grades 7-9. The high school offers both Swedish and English programs. Students of the Swedish program focus either on humanities or science and mathematics. The English-speaking programs includes the IB program International Baccalaureate and the Business and Management Programme (the Swedish ”Ekonomiprogram” taught in English).
The school has some 550 to 600 students. Day students make up the majority of the population in middle school, while the reverse is true for grades 10 to 12, the equivalent of high school. Overall, 2/3 of students are boarding students. There are currently three homes for boys and three homes for girls, where students aged 13–19 live.
Boardings houses for boys
- Kvarnbranten (converted to Student Welfare Centre, August 2013)
- Herrgården (boarding home for students in the grades 7-9)
- Ängsbacken (closed)
Boarding houses for girls
- Backa (closed)
- Björka (closed)
Famous alumni include:
- Marcus Wallenberg (born 1956) (1956-), Swedish industrialist, President of the International Chamber of Commerce
- Carl XVI Gustaf (1946-), Swedish King
- Olof Palme (1927-1986), former Swedish Prime minister
- Peter Wallenberg, Sr. (1926-2015), Swedish industrialist, former chairman of Investor AB
- Povel Ramel (1922-2007), Swedish entertainer
- Curt Nicolin (1921-2006), Swedish industrialist, former CEO and President of ASEA and ABB
- Annika Falkengren (1962-), Swedish industrialist, President and CEO of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken
- Daniel Espinosa (1977-), Swedish Film Director
- Julia Winter (1993-), young Swedish born English actress who played Veruca Salt in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
- Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1934-)