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    Command of English

    Children should learn to command the English language, not just know it, at an early age.

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    Order, structure and safety are necessary prerequisites for learning.

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    High Academic Expectations

    Our conviction is that every child can achieve success irrespective of social background.

IES News

Business Leaders Hear from Ms Bergström

The founder of Internationella Engelska Skolan, Barbara Bergström was invited to speak to a room of business visionaries at the Årets Ledare (Leader of the Year) awards ceremony.

As the keynote speaker for the event at Stockholm’s Stadshuset, she spoke about why Internationella Engelska Skolan has been a success for more than 25 years and what it offers students, as well as outlining her thoughts on tough love and broken windows theory.

She also shared her views on entrepreneurship and leadership.

Skärholmen Students' Ambitions Encouraged Through Chess

Chess-fans from IES Skärholmen teamed up with entrepreneurs and business people for a contest in the middle of Stockholm, that showed that any ambitious pawn can be promoted to knight, rook, bishop or even queen.

Thirteen students from the school took part in the event Näringslivet möter Förorten, held at Stockholm’s busy central station during the afternoon rush hour. Every student played in partnership with a teammate from the business community.

Students’ favourite teachers head to awards ceremony

Four teachers from Internationella Engelska Skolan will be among those honoured at an awards ceremony for the best educators throughout Sweden - as chosen by their students.
Lärargalan is an initiative which gives students the power to put forward the most exceptional teachers; those who make their school days special, and help subjects come to life.
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Video: Mr McCarthy and IES Linköping

Mr McCarthy, principal of IES Linköping, explains his vision for the school:

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Recognising Talent

Coming to work for Internationella Engelska Skolan could just be the first step in your career with us. The organisation has a proven track record of promoting key staff from within and prides itself on recognising talent.

Welcome From The Founder

To speak English "well" is not enough in today's world, writes Ms Barbara Bergström, the American science teacher who founded the English School in 1993.

Young Swedes should acquire a total inner security when speaking English. Our schools offer the best environment for achieving this. An important part of our success is that we provide a secure environment for teaching and learning. Schools should have a calm environment where teachers can teach and students learn.

These founding ideas have laid a solid ground for success. Internationella Engelska Skolan is today the largest free school organization at the compulsory level ("Grundskolan") in Sweden. Some 25 600 students attend our 36 schools around the country.

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We recruit the best teachers from around the world.

Our schools are places where teachers can teach and students can learn.  This is possible  because of the strong emphasis Internationella Engelska Skolan places on creating a safe and calm environment which is conducive to teaching and learning. That environment helps everyone to concentrate on their lessons.

All of our staff pull together to create the best learning environment through the school so that rather than using time and energy to establish the preconditions for learning, our teachers are able to step into the classroom knowing that their lessons will start on time and then run smoothly and without disruption.

School Profile


Internationella Engelska Skolan in Eskilstuna Internationella Engelska Skolan in Eskilstuna started our first school year the autumn of 2006 and had approximately 380 students in classes 6-9 during the first year. The school...
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