Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket

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Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (SSHL)
Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket.jpg
Main building.
Sigtuna, Stockholm County
School type Private Boarding School
Established 1980
Founders Manfred Björkquist, Harry Cullberg and Arvid Bruno
Chairman Erik Belfrage[1]
Director Dr. Margret Benedikz[2]
Number of students 458 (2014/15)[3]
Average class size 24[3]
Language Swedish and English[3]
Houses 8[3]
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

  • Midgården
  • Kvarnbranten (converted to Student Welfare Centre, August 2013)
  • Herrgården (boarding home for students in the grades 7-9)
  • Sandvreten
  • Tallåsen
  • Ängsbacken (closed)

Boarding houses for girls

  • Berga
  • Skoga
  • Haga
  • Backa (closed)
  • Björka (closed)


Famous alumni include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES". Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "MANAGEMENT TEAM". Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "FAQ". Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 

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