Internationella Engelska Skolan Karlstad is a 4-9 school with a safe and calm environment, where teachers can teach and students learn.

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About us

Internationella Engelska Skolan Karlstad opened in 2009 and we are now among the biggest compulsory schools in Karlstad from years 4-9.

Our biggest focus is to have a high academic ambition. Everything we do is to create a working environment where students can feel safe and therefore can perform and develop. Our school rules and routines are tools for creating a high quality and safe learning environment.


IES Karlstads staff work according to our ethos:

  • reach high academic expectations
  • command both Swedish and English
  • maintain a calm learning enviroment

At our school we have a big diversity of both students and staff. About half of our teachers come from other countries with most of them qualified in their respective countries in the subjects they teach. We focus on mathematics, English and science which are taught in English with the support of Swedish teaching material.

Our diversity is something that we are very proud of and we recognize it among other things through "Culture Day" and other theme days. Students and staff represent together over 30 different mother tongues at the school.

A very important part of our daily work is a common language that we use which is surrounded by the theme Respect. Words such as: prepared, punctual, positive, active and cooperative are crucial for our school. We use these words to guide and coach the students in all aspects of the life in school.

The school is located in Gruvlyckan which is near central Karlstad. We have students from all of the different cities who commute daily. There are good transportation possibilities both within Karlstad and also from surrounding cities.

We are known for an active and welcoming cooperation with our parents. We have a monthly contact with the parents through a mentor to control that things are working well in school. Additionally, we have an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA). You can learn more about the PTA on our website.

With that said, welcome to Internationella Engelska Skolan Karlstad, where we do our utmost to prepare our students for the future.