Where teachers can teach and students learn.
  • Command of English

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

  • Safe and Orderly Environment

    Order, structure and safety are necessary prerequisites for learning.

  • High Academic Expectations

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

IES News

Ms Bergström wins SvD Affärsbragd 2018

Ms Bergström wins SvD Affärsbragd 2018

At a ceremony at Stockholmsmässan in Älvsjö Ms Barbara Bergström, founder of Internationella Engelska Skolan, received SvD’s Affärsbragd 2018 from the hands of His Royal Highness, Prince Daniel.

Ms Bergström said: “This is an award for the whole company, including our students, staff and parents, not just an award for me.  In its decision the jury has recognised everything that we have achieved together, and the bright future that we offer to students in Sweden."

Tough Love - Book Launched With Educational Seminar.

An educational seminar in a room of many school leaders, saw the launch of a new book, telling the story of the first 25 years of Internationella Engelska Skolan.

The book, Tough Love, tells the story of the challenges that needed to be overcome, and how the organisation grew from one woman’s vision of high-quality education, to an educational company which today teaches more 24,000 students in 36 schools across Sweden.

New Principal - Mr Östling Huhta

New Principal - Mr Östling Huhta

Dear Parents, Students and Staff at IES Kista,

After a challenging year, Mr Colin McGowan has decided to step down as principal of IES Kista as of Monday, May 7th. We are grateful for his leadership since starting IES Kista in August 2015 and wish Mr McGowan well in his future endeavors.

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Mikael Östling Huhta has now been appointed Principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan Kista, effective 7 May, 2018.

Vi i Femman won by two IES Sundsvall Students

Vi i Femman won by two IES Sundsvall Students

Fifth-graders at Internationella Engelska Skolan Sundsvall are celebrating after two of their classmates won the televised final of the popular and long-running Vi i Femman contest.


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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 24 000 students attend our 34 schools around the country.

Read more here.


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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