Quality at IES

IES in short

IES is currently the largest operator of independent schools within the Swedish compulsory education system. In autumn 2023, we had 32,000 students in 45 compulsory schools, from Trelleborg in the south to Skellefteå in the north, as well as one upper secondary school. We operate bilingual schools that follow the Swedish national curriculum.


English is a global language and learning to command both the Swedish and English languages at an early age becomes hugely advantageous later in life. We believe fluency is best achieved through language immersion. Up to half of the education at Internationella Engelska Skolan is delivered through the English language, by native English-speaking teachers.

We are convinced that every child can achieve success irrespective of their background. This means we challenge every student to reach their full potential. We are dedicated to supporting students of every background to become responsible citizens and acquire the self-confidence and ambition to do the most with their talents.

We have clear structures and expectations as this helps students feel secure. This in turn is essential to a good learning environment and signals respect for the value of education. By showing respect for each other and ourselves we lay the foundations for safe and stimulating schooling, while we care for our students in our efforts to prepare them for success as adults.