Faithful to the Vistula Tum Hill, "Małachowianka" prides itself not only on ancient roots. It first and foremost depends upon people, both teachers and students, who spend here the major or minor part of their lives, who are able to fill its buildings with high spirits, not only by sharing their profound knowledge with students but also by introducing and observing numerous traditions.
At the beginning of May, there is the Patron's Day celebrated. This event aims at making the students more acquainted with the history of the country and school by organizing various ceremonies and competitions connected with this matter.
The ceremony of closing the school year and handing the final exam certificates is always very festive. The oldest and the youngest school alumnus open the ceremony with ringing the Jubilee Bell.
In the years 1786 - 1792, King Stanisław August instituted the royal "Diligentiae" medal offered by the Commission of National Education to the best students of its school. This tradition was brought back in 1965. Since then, the best students have been awarded with these medals.
The corridor in the old Jesuit college wing houses the gallery of the best students and Olympians.
School 'schola' led by a cantor has existed since the oldest times. Some mentions report it participated in a voice office founded by Pawel of Golymin, and in 1519, Marcin was a cantor called "succentor". Current choir "Minstrel" led by Sławomir Gałczyński has been functioning since 1993.
Theatre performances are an important part of "Małachowianka's" tradition. The first performance the school can take pride in took place in 1612. Throughout the whole Jesuit period various forms were performed.
Contemporary school theatres, bearing tradition in mind, are searching for new means of artistic expression.
The relationships established during school years are extremely strong. The longing for the dignified school and friends bring the graduates to "Małachowianka" every five years to take part in a meeting of the alumni.
The ceremony of the beginning of the school year is always celebrated in a very solemn way. The students of the first grade swear an oath on the school flag.
Since the strong emotional attachment and the feeling of unity with the whole "Małachowianka" family is of the great importance, the students of the first grade take part in foot trips organized by their older school friends. They can make new friends, have lots of fun and first of all become acquainted with the history and tradition of their school.
A hundred days before the final exams, a huge ball called 'Studniówka' is organized for the students of the last grade. The ball starts with smartly dressed students dancing Polonaise, a traditional Polish dance.