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. The school is an independent, open-admission, co-educational preschool to Grade 12 day school governed by a Board of Trustees. All instruction is in English. The educational program is modeled after the International Baccalaureate (IB) guidelines. The school year is mid-August to mid-June and has a minimal instructional period of 180 days divided into two semesters. The school has enjoyed strong academic success and is going through a stage of rapid expansion.


Stockholm International School is located in the center of Stockholm next to a park, on a hilltop near the main business/shopping area. The main campus has 7 levels with classrooms, science laboratories, information technology rooms, an auditorium, cafeteria, gymnasium and specialist rooms for art, music and drama. The recommended class sizes vary between 14 to 22 students, depending on the grade. Senior students are located in two annexes a few minutes walk from the main campus. This newly renovated space has classrooms, an I.T. room and cafeteria. All facilities have easy access to public transport, a wide range of museums, parks, historical sites and other resources to enrich the educational experience of students.

Students, Faculty and Curriculum

The current student body is around 640, representing over 60 nationalities. The teaching faculty of around 100 teachers represents over 20 nationalities.

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for preschool-grade 5, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for grades 6-10 and the IB Diploma Programme (DP) for grades 11 and 12, form the basis of the school’s academic mission. All three programs are challenging, inquiry-based methodologies designed to meet the individual needs of an exceptionally diverse student body. Stockholm International School recognizes that the curriculum must address not only academic, subject specific learning but also guarantee the development of key learning processes and skills (e.g. reading, writing, use of IT, research) that permeate all the subjects. In addition, we recognize that social and personal skills are central to effective learning and development. The school supports the socializing process for all students, promoting their communication skills in the context of values-based education and global citizenship.

IB Results and University Acceptances

In recent years, students from Stockholm International School were accepted into:

Akita University Keele University of British Columbia
American University King’s College, London University College London
Aston Lancaster University University College Utrecht
Bangour Loughborough University of California, Berkley
Bath M.I.T. University of California, Los Angeles
Birmingham Macalester College University of California, San Diego
Bolton Michigan University of Dundee
Brigham Young University N.Y.U University of Edinburgh
Bristol New York University, Shanghai University of Exeter
Brown University Newcastle University University of Georgia
Brunel Olin Engineering College University of Huddersfield
California State University, Chico Oxford (4 interviews) University of Leeds
Caltech Plymouth University University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies
Cambridge University Purdue University University of Malaga
Durham Roosevelt Academy, Netherlands University of Manchester
East Anglia (Norwich) Royal Holloway University of Miami
Essex Southampton University of Virginia
Greenwich St Andrews Virginia Tech
Heriot-Watt University Stanford Warwick University
Hull Stockholm Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Williams College
International Business School, Jönköping Stockholm University Yonsei University
Istituto Marangoni, Milan Sussex York University