Internationella Engelska Skolan Kista is a 4-9 school with a safe and calm environment, where teachers can teach and students learn. From August 2024 the school will also welcome children from preschool class (förskoleklass).

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Welcome to IES Kista

We create high aspirations for future generations. Learn more about our school and how we deliver every day on the promises that IES makes to families.





Internationella Engelska Skolan Kista is a bilingual school for students in years 4-9. Starting from next academic year, in August 2024, we will also welcome children from preschool class (förskoleklass). The school will start growing into an F-9 school, with a capacity for a total of almost 900 students in 2027.

Our school is a safe and calm environment where teachers can teach and students learn, and we are committed to helping every child reach their full potential.

We teach using the Swedish national curriculum and up to half the education in our school is delivered through the English language by qualified teachers from English-speaking countries including Canada, the USA, and the UK.

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Important dates

4 Jun 2024

Year 9 Prom

6 - 7 Jun 2024

Nationaldag / National Day

12 Jun 2024

Year 9 Graduation

13 Jun 2024

End of school year VT24

19 Aug 2024

School start HT24
Key dates

Jörgen Smederöd



Welcome from the principal

Greetings from our principal, who sets out how we create a safe, calm environment in a school where teachers can teach and students learn.

Read a welcome message from our principal


What's going on in our school?


"Internationella Engelska Skolan Kista helped me develop effective study strategies that enabled me to prosper in other learning environments."

Jojo, former student

IES Kista

"I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of IES Kista for their efforts to achieve the best for our children and for inculcating the value of perseverance in study. "

Mohammed Aladdin, Parent

IES Kista

"I like my teachers because they are friendly, helpful and kind. My lessons are lots of fun and I am also in the chess club and the gardening club which I really enjoy too. "

Shahem, Year 5

IES Kista

"Working at IES Kista has been so enriching: with students coming from so many various background creating a melting pot of cultures and knowledge. "

Mr Guier, Teacher

IES Kista

"At IES Kista I received a great education that prepared me for Gymnasium. "

Viktor, former student

IES Kista

"All the lessons were interactive and fun, and the teachers always made topics interesting. "

Medha, former student

IES Kista

"IES Kista prepared me for outside world, both academically and mentally. "

Adian, former student

IES Kista

"The students are the most importance part of our school and I love their energy, enthusiasm and humour. They work so well with the staff to create an amazing environment."

Mr Locke, Teacher

IES Kista



What is life like at our school?

CEO Anna Sörelius Nordenborg welcomes you to our digital tour.


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There are no fees to attend IES schools. Our schools are funded in the same way as those run by the municipality, through the Swedish tax system and the school voucher (skolpeng).

Because of the way that we are funded we are only able to offer education to students registered as living in Sweden. You can apply for a place for any student who has a Swedish national identity number (personnummer), even if they have not yet moved back to Sweden. If you do not yet have a Swedish national identity number but are moving to Sweden and would still like to apply, please contact the school in question for advice.

Teachers who move to Sweden to teach with us often arrive with little or no Swedish.  But it doesn’t take them long to start learning, so they can get the most out of life here.  We offer support to help them learn Swedish. Children at our schools often find themselves helping English-speaking adults on their own language journey too.

Parents can let us know if they prefer to speak only Swedish during development talks.  If we are informed in advance we will make sure a Swedish-speaking member of staff is present to help translate.

Contact information

Please let us know if you have any questions

If you would like more information about us than found on this website, please e-mail or give us a call.

Internationella Engelska Skolan Kista

Isafjordsgatan 39

164 40 Kista

Phone: 072 987 60 59