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

Barbara Bergström wins the VA prize as the year's female entrepreneur.

Barbara Bergström wins the VA prize as the year's female entrepreneur.

The founder of Internationella Engelska Skolan, Ms. Barbara Bergström, has been named as  “The business world’s most powerful female entrepreneur” by Veckans Affärer. The award, presented on International Women’s Day, recognises 25 years of successful development at Internationella Engelska Skolan.

The VA award has a long tradition as the most important recognition for women within Swedish business life.

Internationella Engelska Skolan has sent in its written comments on the Reepalu proposal to the Ministry of Finance

“The Reepalu commission has provided a totally inaccurate description of what serious organizations like Internationella Engelska Skolan stand for and contribute with to society. Its proposals cannot form the basis for legislation.” This is a core conclusion from the Board of Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES), in its statement of opinion sent to the government on Monday. IES is the leading free school organization in “Grundskolan” (grades 1-9), operating 29 such schools in Sweden plus one upper secondary school during the current school year, with 21 400 students. As of 30 September 2016, there were approximately 122,000 applications in the waiting list to secure a place for the forthcoming year.

Internationella Engelska Skolan applies to open new schools

Internationella Engelska Skolan applies to open new schools

Internationella Engelska Skolan i Sverige AB (IES) has applied to the Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) for permission to establish and run five new schools. Each application is for permission to open from 2019 or later and to educate students from pre-school until the end of middle school. The applications relate to plans to open schools for grades F-9 in Österåker, Östersund, Skellefteå, Huddinge (Länna) and Ekerö. These applications are the first step in the process and allow for decisions to be made at a later stage about whether to go ahead with each school and which year-groups to open. IES has also applied for permission to expand two current schools by introducing grades F-3 in Halmstad and Huddinge from 2019 onwards.


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 21 400 students attend our 30 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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