Figures for 2019 have now been released by the Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket). They show that a greater proportion of Internationella Engelska Skolan students have again managed to achieve top grades (A-C) for every subject tested, when compared to the average for Sweden, the average for municipal schools, and the average for free schools.
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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