17.5 A non-exhaustive list of international schools

International schools promote international education, either by following an international curriculum such as the International Baccalaureate curriculum, or by following a modified version of the Swedish curriculum. More information regarding the Swedish National Curriculum is available here: National Swedish Curriculum.


Generally, a preparatory year precedes the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and so the full Diploma Programme comprises three years of study. However, for international pupils it is also possible to join the programme at the beginning of the second year. More information regarding the International Baccalaureate Curriculum is available here: International Baccalaureate.


Upper secondary schools are free of charge for pupils who are EU/EEA citizens, since all upper secondary schools can apply for, and will receive, government grants that cover the tuition fee. The municipality does not receive a government grant for children of members of diplomatic missions who are not EU/EEA or Swiss citizens. These pupils are therefore exclusively referred to international schools. Please note that international schools are allowed to charge extra fees. Each school has its own fees. For information about the fees of a specific school, please contact the school you are interested in.

Below you will find a non-exhaustive list of international schools in Sweden. The list is based upon information provided to the Ministry from the concerned schools. The Ministry is not in a position to recommend a specific school or to comment on the quality of education at a specific school.

  • 17.5.1 Stockholm
  • 17.5.2 Gothenburg
  • 17.5.3 Malmö
  • 17.5.4 Other locations

17.5.1 Stockholm

In Stockholm there are schools that follow the Swedish national curriculum, schools that follow the International Baccalaureate curriculum, and schools that follow the French, German or Russian national curriculums.


English-speaking schools


The British International School of Stockholm – Danderyd (preschool – upper secondary school ages 3–15)
The school aims to follow the English National Curriculum as well as the International Primary Curriculum, the International Middle Years Curriculum and the Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum. Teaching is in English. The school offers education up to the equivalent of English Year 10. The school charges fees, which are specified on its website.


Stockholm International School – Norrmalm (preschool – upper secondary school, ages 3–19)
The school is an independent school and is governed by a Board of Trustees. The educational programme is modelled on International Baccalaureate guidelines. The International Primary Curriculum is followed from preschool up to age 11, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is followed for ages 11–16, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is followed for ages 17–18. Teaching is entirely in English. Lessons in Swedish, as a foreign language or mother tongue, are mandatory for all pupils up to year 5. From year 5, pupils can choose to study Swedish, Spanish or French as a foreign language. The school charges fees, which are specified on its website.


International School of the Stockholm Region – Södermalm (preschool – upper secondary school, ages 5–19)
The school follows the International Baccalaureate Curriculum, following the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme for ages 5–11, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme for ages 12–15 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for ages 16–19. Teaching is in English, although Swedish may also be spoken in preschool. The school is run by the municipality. It does, however, charge fees for pupils from outside the EU.


The Tanto International School – Södermalm (preschool, ages 1–12)
The school offers education following the English National Curriculum, with minor adjustments, for ages 6–12. Teaching is in English, although Swedish (as a foreign language) is taught for approximately 2 hours per week. The school also offers a preschool following the Swedish National Curriculum for preschools for ages 1–5. English is the main language used in the preschool, although Swedish may also be spoken at times. The Tanto International School charges fees, which are specified on its website.


Vasa International School of Stockholm – Vasastan (preschool – compulsory school, ages 5–16)
The school offers the International Baccalaureate Curriculum within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Middle Years programmes. The school is run by the municipality and is free of charge. It does, however, charge fees for pupils from outside the EU.


Rödabergsskolan – Vasastan (preschool – compulsory school, ages 7–15)
The school offers a programme following the Swedish National Curriculum, with all teaching in English. Lessons in Swedish as a foreign language are offered. The school is run by the municipality and is free of charge. It does, however, charge fees for pupils from outside the EU.


Sollentuna International School – Sollentuna (ages 13–15)
Sollentuna International School offers a programme following the Swedish National Curriculum. From Year 7, teaching is entirely in English, with extra classes given in Swedish. The school is run by the municipality and is free of charge.


Åva Gymnasium – Täby (upper secondary school, ages 16–19)
The school offers a preparatory year, the pre-International Baccalaureate and a two year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. During the pre-International Baccalaureate year, pupils study subjects from the Swedish National Curriculum, and all teaching is in English. During the pre-year, the pupils will be introduced to the International Baccalaureate learner profile. The school is run by the municipality and is free of charge. It does, however, charge fees for pupils from outside the EU.


International English School – Södermalm (upper secondary school, ages 16-19)
The International English School offers four national programmes as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. Three of these programmes are taught completely in English. The school is an independent school and is free of charge. It does, however, charge fees for pupils from outside the EU.


French-speaking school


Lycée français Saint Louis de Stockholm – Stora Essingen (preschool – upper secondary school, ages 2–19)
The preschool is located in the same building as the school and offers a Swedish- and French-speaking environment for the children. The school provides education following the French National Curriculum. Lessons in Swedish, as a foreign language or mother tongue, are mandatory for all pupils throughout compulsory school. Classes in the Swedish language are also offered, and recommended, at upper secondary level. The education prepares pupils for the Brevet (final exams at the end of year 9/3ème) and the Baccalaureate (upper secondary school graduation) as well as a Swedish upper secondary school diploma. The school charges fees, which are specified on its website.


German-speaking school


Deutsche Schule – Östermalm (preschool – upper secondary school, ages 1–19)
The school has a bilingual profile and classes are taught in both Swedish and German. Pupils must understand one or both languages when starting year 1. During the first four years, classes are taught in one of the two languages (whichever the pupil understands best). In addition, the pupil attends language lessons in the other language. From age 11, teaching is mainly in German. Pupils can conclude their studies with a German international Abitur or a Swedish upper secondary school diploma. The school is independent and free of charge, but does charge fees for pupils from outside the EU.


Russian-speaking school


Russian School – Kungsholmen (compulsory school, ages 7-17)
The school is housed in the Russian Embassy and carries out educational activities in general education programs, corresponding to the state educational standards of the Russian Federation. Teaching is in Russian. After graduation, students take exams (EGE), which serve as entrance exams to Russian higher education institutions in Russia.


Swedish-Finnish school


Sverigefinska skolan i Stockholm – Fridhemsplan (preschool – compulsory school, ages 1–15)
The school follows the Swedish National Curriculum. Teaching is in Finnish as well as Swedish, and most teachers speak both languages. Throughout the entire school education, about half of the teaching is in Finnish and half in Swedish, although Finnish dominates the early years and Swedish is more common in the higher years. Extra support is offered to pupils who do not speak Swedish. The school is independent and free of charge. It does, however, charge fees for pupils from outside the EU.

17.5.2 Gothenburg


International School of the Gothenburg Region – Lorensberg (preschool – compulsory school and International High School of the Gothenburg Region (ages 16–19)
The school offers a programme following the International Baccalaureate Curriculum, and accepts pupils aged 5–15 years. Teaching is entirely in English. The International High School of the Gothenburg Region offers upper secondary education, following the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or the Swedish National Curriculum (Natural Science Programme or Social Science Programme) with teaching entirely in English. It is an independent school and charges fees, which are specified on its website.


Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet – Lorensberg (upper secondary school, ages 16–19)
The school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme together with a pre-International Baccalaureate year, with teaching in English. The school is run by the municipality and is free of charge. It does, however, charge fees for pupils from outside the EU.

17.5.3 Malmö

Malmö International School – Rådmansvången (compulsory school, ages 7–16)
The school follows the International Baccalaureate Curriculum (Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme) as well as the Swedish National Curriculum. Teaching is entirely in English, although Swedish is taught as a second language. The school is run by the municipality and is free of charge. It does, however, charge fees for pupils from outside the EU.


Bladins skola – Kronoborg (preschool – upper secondary school, ages 3–18)
This is an International Baccalaureate World School, which is authorised to teach the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Teaching is in English. Lessons in Swedish as a foreign language are offered. The school is an independent school and charges fees, which are specified on its website.


Malmö Borgarskola – Hästhagen (upper secondary school, ages 16–19)
The school offers both a preparatory year – the pre-DP or the pre-CR – and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme. Teaching is in English. Swedish, French, German and Spanish are offered as a second language. The school is run by the municipality and is free of charge. It does, however, charge fees for pupils from outside the EU.

17.5.4 Other locations

Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverk – Sigtuna (boarding school: compulsory school, ages 13–15, upper secondary school, ages 16–19)
The school offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme for years 7–10. Teaching in the Middle Years Programme is in both English and Swedish, with an increasing amount of English. Furthermore, the school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme with teaching entirely in English at upper secondary level. The school also offers summer courses in Swedish. It is an independent school and charges fees, which are specified on its website.


Grennaskolans Riksinternat – Gränna (boarding school: upper secondary school, ages 16–19)
The school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. At Grennaskolan, teaching is offered in English. It is an independent school and charges fees, which are specified on its website.

British International School Uppsala - Uppsala (preschool – upper secondary school, ages 3-18)

The School offers the English National Curriculum to students aged 3 to 18 through the STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) framework. Curricular and extracurricular activities are taught fully in English. The School is directed to the diplomatic, business and research community in Uppsala and larger Stockholm area. 

 

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