03.1993
03.1993

Private High School no. 8 (VIII PLO) was founded at 5 Studencka Street in Kraków.

03.1995
03.1995

Educational cooperation with Johanneum Middle School in Luneburg, Germany was started.

01.09.1995
01.09.1995

Private High School no. 1 for Adults was founded.

01.09.1997
01.09.1997

Private Post-Secondary Vocational College ”Graduate” was founded.

27.10.1997
27.10.1997

The schools moved to new premises at 45 Karmelicka Street.

04.1999
04.1999

VIII PLO made its first appearance in Gazeta
Wyborcza high school rankings and it took
the eleventh place.

05.05.1999
05.05.1999
5th Student Panel on “Lesser Poland in the era of Renaissance” took place under the patronage of Ryszard Masłowski, the governor of Lesser Poland. The event was organised at the Main Market Square, which made it a big outdoor happening.
01.09.1999
01.09.1999

Private Academic Middle School no. 6 (PGA nr 6) was founded.

16.04.2000
16.04.2000

Delegation of students from VIII PLO and PGA nr 6 was granted a private audience with His Holiness Pope John Paul II.

18 – 23.09.2000
18 – 23.09.2000

Students of VIII PLO participated in an international science camp in Johanneum Middle School in Luneburg, Germany as a part of a Comenius project on “Water Joins, Water Separates”. Students visited World Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany.

16.03.2002
16.03.2002

The ceremony of granting the name of Frederick Chopin to PGA nr 6 under the honourable patronage of Teresa Starmach, the deputy mayor of Krakow, Jerzy Lackowski, the Superintendent of Schools in Lesser Poland, and Grzegorz Michalski, the director of the NIFC Frederick Chopin National Institute.

01.11.2002
01.11.2002

Private Academic Educational Center (PACK) was founded as a civil law partnership joining all schools run by the Waligóra family.

23.11.2002
23.11.2002

The 10th anniversary of PALO was celebrated with official presentation of a new school banner.

08.06.2004
08.06.2004

VIII PLO changed its name to Private Academic High School no. 8 (VIII PALO).

04.2005
04.2005

VIII PALO was placed fifth in a high school ranking run by Gazeta Wyborcza.

29.11.2005 -  07.11.2014
29.11.2005 -  07.11.2014

ISO 9001:2009 standard for Quality Management System certification was granted to all PACK schools by Polish Centre for Testing and Certification.

01.2006
01.2006

VIII PALO was placed second in Lesser Poland high schools ranking run by the Perspektywy Foundation.

04.2006
04.2006

VIII PALO was placed second in high schools ranking run by Gazeta Wyborcza.

01.2007
01.2007

VIII PALO was placed fourth in Lesser Poland high schools ranking run by the Perspektywy Foundation.

01.2008
01.2008

VIII PALO was placed ninth in Lesser Poland high schools ranking run by the Perspektywy Foundation.

01.09.2009
01.09.2009

Academos Private Primary School was founded.

01.2010
01.2010

VIII PALO was placed fifth in Lesser Poland high schools ranking run by the Perspektywy Foundation.

26.03.2010
26.03.2010

The ceremony of handing over the school banner to the Frederic Chopin Private Academic Middle School no. 6.

20.01.2011
20.01.2011

VIII PALO was accredited a certification of International Baccalaureate Organization and licensed to run international classes with Diploma Programme by the Ministry of Education of Poland (the decision issued on 11.07.2011).

01.2013
01.2013

VIII PALO was placed seventh in Lesser Poland high schools ranking run by the Perspektywy Foundation.

04.03.2013
04.03.2013

The 20th anniversary of PALO was celebrated with honorable guests of Aleksander Palczewski, the Superintendent of Schools in Lesser Poland, and Teresa Starmach, the former deputy mayor of Krakow. The letter decorated the school with Polonia Minor Medal granted by the Lesser Poland Regional Assembly as a token of appreciation for the school’s educational advancements in the region and the work for the region and its people.

04.2013
04.2013

VIII PALO was placed third in high schools ranking run by Gazeta Wyborcza.

2013
2013

The anthology of students’ literary works entitled “The Modern Prose for the 20th Anniversary of Academic High School no. 8” edited by Bartłomiej Adler.

01.2014
01.2014

VIII PALO was placed ninth in Lesser Poland high schools ranking run by the Perspektywy Foundation.

02.10.2014
02.10.2014

The certificate of International School Award of Full Accreditation for years of 2014 2017 was granted to VIII PALO by British Council.

03.2014
03.2014

VIII PALO started educational cooperation with Gjovik Videregaende Skole, Norway. The Polish – Norwegian exchange has been dedicated to IB diploma aims.

29.05.2014
29.05.2014

VIII PALO started educational cooperation with Delhi Public School Gurgaon in India.

05.11.2014
05.11.2014

The celebration of the 5th anniversary of Academos Private Primary School and granting the name of Edmund Niziurski to the school. The ceremony was held with honourable participation of the Niziurski family as well as Tadeusz Matusz, the deputy mayor of Kraków and Aleksander Palczewski, the Superintendent of Schools in Lesser Poland. The new school banner was handed over.

06-16.12.2014
06-16.12.2014

VIII PALO started educational cooperation with Pompano Beach High School, the USA and the delegation of students of VIII PALO participated in International Summit there.

01.2015
01.2015

VIII PALO was placed fifth in Lesser Poland high schools ranking run by the Perspektywy Foundation.

27.03.2015
27.03.2015

VIII PALO was placed first in the so-called educational value added ranking of high schools run by Gazeta Wyborcza and Dziennik Polski.

04.2015
04.2015

VIII PALO was placed fifth in a high school ranking run by Gazeta Wyborcza.

01.09.2015
01.09.2015

World Around Intercultural Middle School was founded.

01.09.2015
01.09.2015

World Around Intercultural Primary School was founded. The school has offered comprehensive intercultural educational programme with bilingual classes held in English and in Polish. The school has become an examination centre for Edexcel International GCSEs by Pearson.

2016
2016

The publishing of “The School Theatre of Interaction. From Idea to Play” by Piotr Kołodziej, Janusz Waligóra and Jerzy Waligóra. The book that includes methodological and theatrical commentary and is an anthology of dramas written for and performed by students of PACK on various occasions and celebrations.

19.09.2016
19.09.2016

PACK schools became members of UNESCO Associated Schools Network.

27.03.2017
27.03.2017

The delegation of students from VIII PALO won the prestigious 14th Oxford-style Debating Competition “The School of Debate”. Marek Kołodziejczyk, one of our debating students, was granted the title of the Best Speaker.

08.2018
08.2018

VIII PALO team won bronze medal in International Chemistry Tournament in Moscow. The  team included: Mateusz Bednarski, Hubert Biront, Aleksandra Łanda, Tomasz Ślusarczyk (V LO student), Mikołaj Szulewski, Michał Zemowski.

17.11.2018
17.11.2018

VIII PALO took 2nd place in “Dziennik Polski” and “Gazeta Krakowska” school ranking which includes so-called “educational value-added”.

01.2019
01.2019

VIII PALO was placed fifth in Lesser Poland and third in Kraków in a high schools  ranking run by the Perspektywy Foundation. The ranking included only the high schools whose students were laureates and finalists of national school subject competitions.

11.2019
11.2019

VIII PALO takes 2nd place in “Dziennik Polski” and “Gazeta Krakowska” school ranking which includes so-called “educational value-added”.

01.2020
01.2020

VIII PALOtakes 7thplace in Lesser Poland in “Perspektywy” school ranking.

02.2021
02.2021

VIII PALOtakes 8thplace in Lesser Poland in “Perspektywy” school ranking.

11.2021
11.2021

VIII PALO takes 2nd place in “Dziennik Polski” and “Gazeta Krakowska” school ranking which includes so-called “educational value-added”.

01.2022
01.2022

VIII PALOtakes 7thplace in Lesser Poland in “Perspektywy” school ranking.