It was built as a secondary school (one of the Kongeå schools) in 1895. After the Second World War, a camp school was run in the buildings. In 1961 Jens Kristian and Annemarie La Cour Madsen buy the school buildings to first run a junior high school for a few years until in 1965 they get permission for an experimental scheme to create a folk high school for the very young. An experiment that lasted 3 years, and which was so successful that the youth folk high schools became a permanent system, and thus written into the High School Law in 1970. Ever since 1965, there has been a youth folk high school for the young people here.
Much has changed since the beginning, but the very basic values and terms are still the same to this day:
The newly built school in 1895. The picture was probably taken in connection with the inauguration of the school.
Brochure from 1948 about the camp school at Vester Vedsted Efterskole.
Brochure from 1961 about the Junior High School at Ribe.
Article from 1965 about the Youth High School at Ribe.