Internationella Engelska Skolan opened four new schools in August 2021, bringing the total number of IES schools to 43, from Skellefteå in the north to Lund in the south.
Anna Sörelius Nordenborg, CEO of IES, said: “Many families and students want to attend an IES school, we are therefore happy to give this possibility to an additional 2 000 students from all backgrounds this year. The municipalities have been very welcoming and happy we are supporting them in educating the next generation. We are proud and honoured that families make an active choice and choose us to educate their children."
Excited students and staff gathered for opening ceremonies, and Anna Sörelius Nordenborg cut the ribbon and planted traditional apple trees together with the principals and public officials.
Speaking at the opening ceremony for IES Solna, she said: “As impressive as these new and newly renovated buildings are, they are not what makes an IES school. An IES school is one where students and teachers work together, with high academic expectations for every child, learning in both Swedish and English in a safe and orderly school environment. The experienced principals of these four schools know exactly how to work with their teams to create this learning environment.”
Three of the newly-opened schools, in Kungsbacka, Sigtuna and Värmdö, offer education from förskoleklass to grade nine, while IES Solna is open for students from grade four to grade nine.
At IES Sigtuna, while teaching has already started, the official celebration of the school’s opening will be held in September.
Next year, in August 2022, IES plans to open three new schools for students from förskoleklass until year nine, and families can already place their children in the queue for these new schools planned for Staffanstorp, Trelleborg and Växjö.