International Schools in Stockholm
There are 15 international schools in Stockholm, with 4 British schools and 7 International Baccalaureate schools.
Living in Stockholm
Sweden’s historic capital city, Stockholm, with its population of just under 1 million people in the municipality and around 2.4 million in the metropolitan area, is Europe’s fastest growing city and a magnet for innovative tech startups and video gaming companies.
Stockholm is a beautiful, green, peaceful city made up of 14 islands connected by a network of bridges and ferries. It is one of the safest and cleanest cities in the world and easy to get around on foot, by bike on the numerous cycle paths or via the excellent, efficient public transport system.
Stockholm residents enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle and have a greater focus on work-life balance than most other capital cities. Parks are plentiful and, wherever you live you are never far from scenic rivers, lakes, forests and an abundance of magnificent wildlife. Family is very important in Sweden and children are welcome in most cafés and restaurants. Gender equality is the norm here so it is very common for Dads to share the childcare or even stay at home with the children while Mums go out to work. Swedish people are usually very polite and helpful once approached.
Whilst knowing some Swedish is useful, and appreciated, the Swedish are the best in the world at speaking English as a second language and many companies use English as their working language.
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Best International Schools in Stockholm - Rankings
Note: our rankings are based on parent, pupil and teacher reviews. If you think your Stockholm school should be in the top 10, get reviewing - we want to hear from real people with real experiences at schools so parents, teachers and pupils get the real story when they research their next school. You can find your school in the full List of International Schools in Stockholm, or search by name here.
Read The Tanto International School reviews
The Tanto International School is one of a very few schools, in Stockholm, that has been granted the license to offer a complete international education in English. The school educates students from the age of 6-12 years (our English Nursery caters for children from 1-6 yrs) and remains committed to offering the very best support and development through small classes and high quality teaching.
Our aim is to remain a small, independent school, and our long term priority is to make sure all our children continue to receive the best care, learning environment and attention. The school has a calm, caring and creative atmosphere where children really enjoy coming to school and are proud of attending The Tanto International School. Since 1983, we have been creating a passion for learning in children between the ages of 1 and 12.
Read Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm reviews
Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm (IEGS) is located in the heart of Södermalm with a strong academic and multicultural tradition, committed to helping students develop to their full potential. We currently offer four Swedish national programmes and the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, which all qualify students for university studies in Sweden or abroad.
All courses, with the exception of Swedish, Civics A, Law and Modern Languages, are taught in English. IEGS believes that every student has the capacity to develop intellectually, personally and morally. Our pedagogy is based on a work ethic where involvement comes through hard work, creativity, commitment and dedication. Intellectual curiosity is imperative for academic development and for understanding the world we live in.
At its heart Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm is motivated by a mission to create a better world through education, prepare students for the world of today and tomorrow and develop young people who are courageous thinkers, reflective learners and curious about the world in which we live in.
Read British International School of Stockholm reviews
The British International School of Stockholm (BISS) is situated on two sites in the leafy residential suburb of Djursholm, just 15 minutes from central Stockholm. It provides a high-quality, broad education for over 550 children, from 3 to 17 years of age and from more than 45 nationalities. Established in 1980, our school has built a reputation for excellence in both teaching and pastoral care.
With high academic standards and a warm, caring environment, The British International School of Stockholm is the first choice in primary and secondary education for many parents in both the international and local communities.
Read Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm reviews
Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm is a Grade 1-9 independent, non-sectarian, open admissions, co-educational, tuition based, day school located in central Stockholm. The school is designed to serve the children of the international community posted in Sweden and offers all classes in English, with the exception of modern language courses. The school year runs from mid-August to mid-June and has a minimum instructional period of 178 days divided into two semesters. To guide us in lesson, unit and grade level content planning, Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm utilizes the interdisciplinary philosophical underpinnings of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC)/International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) and supplement with conceptual knowledge found in the U.S. Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
Read Vasa International School reviews
As its name suggests, Vasa International School of Stockholm, is located in the Vasastan area of central Stockholm. Our relatively low number of students –around 400 – contributes to a particularly friendly atmosphere where all are welcome. While we give our students the freedom to learn and explore independently, we also believe in the importance of self-discipline and mutual respect.
To ensure pupils are polite, confident and respectful young world citizens, Vasa International School of Stockholm works constantly to create an environment where students have, and show, genuine respect for teaching staff, fellow pupils and themselves. The school has an inclusive environment where there is a high level of tolerance for individual differences.
Read Engelska Skolan Norr AB reviews
At Engelska Skolan Norr (ESN) we are driven by the idea that different cultures enrich us and that qualitative teaching gives high results. Good education is simply a good investment in the future. Our vision is based on four equal parts and as a result we can, year after year, find that our graduating students achieve very good results and bring with them a good basis for further studies.
Engelska Skolan Norr also sees that our focus on an intercultural approach contributes to good values.
Read Stockholm International School reviews
Stockholm International School (SIS) is the longest established and most prestigious international school in Stockholm. For over 60 years we have been developing educational excellence, social responsibility and personal integrity in decisively international students. We are a K-12 day school with English as the language of instruction.
As a not-profit foundation we are governed by a Board of Trustees. Stockholm International School is the premier educational choice of the globally mobile diplomatic, business and research community in Stockholm. Being the only school in Sweden with over 80% of international students and international teaching staff, we are the clear choice for parents who wish their children to be ready for any educational and life challenge anywhere in the world.
Read Europaskolan Gamla Stan reviews
Europaskolan Gamla Stan is an International Baccalaureate World School that also meets all requirements of the Swedish national curriculum. We provide students between the ages of five and sixteen a wide-ranging education in an open atmosphere at three campuses in central Stockholm.
We believe the best way to provide a high quality education to our students is to combine the best of the Swedish school system with the best from international education and deliver it to the students in an engaging and inspiring way. To best achieve this, we became an authorized IB world school, and run their PYP and MYP curricula in conjunction with the Swedish national curriculum.
To further emphasize the union of Swedish and international education we have two languages of instruction, English and Swedish.
Read Internationella Engelska Skolan Enskede reviews
Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) was founded by Mrs Barbara Bergström in 1993, a science teacher from the USA. She saw the need to improve education in Sweden, and set out three major convictions which have defined life in our schools ever since; s safe and orderly school environment where teachers can teach and students learn, command of English and high academic expectations and aspirations.
At IES Enskede the whole team at the school, including teachers, school leaders, and support staff, is there to help your child learn. Internationella Engelska Skolan asks all of our students to join staff in helping to create a pleasant working environment, through simple acts like behaving in a respectful way to everyone.
Read International School of the Stockholm Region reviews
The International School of the Stockholm Region (ISSR) is a publically funded English speaking school founded by the City of Stockholm in response to the growing demand for a truly international education.
ISSR is an accredited continuum school offering all three IB programmes; Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme. Since we at International School of the Stockholm Region know that the students of today are the global citizens of tomorrow, our aim is to develop internationally minded students who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, will help to create a better
Other International Schools in Stockholm
There are 5 other international schools in Stockholm
that didn't make it into our Top 10, either because they didn't have enough reviews
or its review rating was too low. If your school is one of those and you think it should make the
Top 10, make sure you add your review and tell your story via the school links below.
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