Internationella Engelska Skolan Österåker will open its doors to students in August 2024. It will be a bilingual school that gives every student the possibility to meet high academic expectations and aspirations and to navigate an international environment, whatever their background.

Join Our School Digital Tour

Welcome to IES Österåker

We are pleased to confirm that IES Österåker will open in August 2024 in the former Hackstaskolan building, in Bergavägen. During our first year of teaching the school will take in students in grades F-7 and by the time it is full we will teach around 600 students in grades F-9.

The school building is being renovated to provide a modern and attractive learning environment with brand new, state-of-the-art facilities.

The school will include a new dining hall and an on-site kitchen to make fresh food. There will also be a new schoolyard with extensive opportunities for play and other activities.




We believe every child can succeed, whatever their background and so we support every student to reach their full potential.

We believe that by showing basic respect for each other and ourselves, we lay the foundation for safe and stimulating schooling, and prepare students for higher education, working life and society.

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.

Read more about the school and how we work.

See more important dates

Key Dates


What's going on in our school?


"The thing that differentiates this school is the respect between the teachers and students, and that there are high demands and expectations on all students. Teachers are allowed to focus on their task of teaching and there are other functions to help the students socially. Having experienced leaders that really support their staff is also good. We teachers receive a lot of positive feedback from leadership. It helps in generating a good atmosphere."

Helena Arango

Teacher Swedish and SO, IES Kista

"I like it so much that I’ve been here for 17 years now, and I feel no need to move. I teach Swedish for 50 per cent of my time nowadays and work as a mentor to new teachers for the rest of the time. It is important to convey our fundamental principles so that all lessons follow the same structure. This includes things like students having to stand two-by-two outside the classroom and that lessons must be well planned with defined goals for the lesson that are written up on the board."

Cecilia Holmqvist

Lärare och mentor, IES Gävle



What is life like at our school?

CEO Anna Sörelius Nordenborg welcomes you to our digital tour.


Find the answer to your question

Apply in just three steps:

  1. Click Join the Queue.
  2. Choose the school you want to apply for (Every school has its own queue. You can place your child in the queue from 1 February the year after they were born).
  3. Fill in the form including your details and those of your child so that we can stay in touch and let you know if a place becomes available.

Most of our schools begin their intake for the following academic year in the autumn term. The length of the process depends on how quickly we hear back from families who are offered places.

Write to the school in question and let them know your queue ID number or personnummer and the information that you would like to change. You can find contact details for our schools here.

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).

Contact information

Please let us know if you have any questions

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

Internationella Engelska Skolan Österåker

Bergavägen 31

18433 Åkersberga

Phone: 076 128 37 30