Founded in 1951 and operating as a foundation since 2011, Stockholm International School is here to serve the children of the international community as well as Swedish citizens looking for an international education.
Who are we?
We are the longest established and most prestigious international school in Stockholm. For over 60 years we have been developing educational excellence, social responsibility and personal integrity in decisively international students. We are a K-12 day school with English as the language of instruction. As a not-profit foundation we are governed by a Board of Trustees.
Who do we serve?
We are the premier educational choice of the globally mobile diplomatic, business and research community in Stockholm. Being the only school in Sweden with over 80% of international students and international teaching staff, we are the clear choice for parents who wish their children to be ready for any educational and life challenge anywhere in the world.
Who are our students?
Our students, representing over 60 countries, give our school a unique diversity. The vast majority of them are multilingual and multicultural, having already experienced living in different countries. This makes our students highly adaptable, communicative, open-minded and welcoming of cultural and any other differences.
What are our programmes?
In choosing globally recognized International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme (IB MYP and IB DP), and in offering a wide variety of extracurricular choices, we are fulfilling all the requirements of the education for the 21st century. Using different quantitative and qualitative measures (e.g. our IB Diploma results, ACER test results, alumni success stories), we are continuously benchmarking ourselves with other prestigious schools around the world. SIS is fully accredited and authorised by the Council of International Schools, International Baccalaureate Organisation and the Middle States Association.
Who are our teachers?
Our reputation and tradition is built on having the highest quality teaching staff in Stockholm. Our rigorous selection procedure and intensive programme of professional development guarantees that we employ, develop and retain the best educators for our diverse student body. All of our teaching staff have a university teaching degree, with many of them having additional professional or university qualifications. Low staff turnover and the teachers' extensive experience within the International Programmes, ensures our students receive world class instruction and mentorship.
What are we especially proud of?
Small class sizes, a teacher to student ratio of 1:6 throughout the school and a dynamic and well-integrated IT infrastructure, allow our teachers to deliver rich, stimulating and individualized instruction. The largest EAL (English as an Additional Language) and student support department in Stockholm, empower our students to develop to the maximum of their potentials. With IB Diploma results high about the world average, SIS graduates consistently enroll into prestigious universities of their choice, or follow other successful career paths. In addition to educational excellence, our externally led surveys tell us that we Value, Challenge and Prepare our students for the responsibilities of global citizenship.