Stockholm International School is the only school in Stockholm to offer a truly international education. It draws its students from the business and diplomatic personnel for whom Stockholm is an international hub. Average student tenure is some 3 years, though many students stay for much longer and a few are with us for only a few months. There are some “non-international” students from Stockholm itself and these Swedish nationals comprise some 20% of the student body. Almost all of these students are Swedish students who have been in other international schools. There is no boarding facility and all students travel to school daily, some by foot or bicycle, many by bus and train and a large proportion are brought by car or in taxis organized and pooled by the diplomatic community.
Organization: The School is governed by a Board of Trustees and has recently been granted Foundation status. The Board of Trustees will be a self-perpetuating board with channels of communication with the various stakeholders. The School is composed of a Kindergarten, a primary section, and a secondary (upper) section. The School’s management includes a Director, a K-5 Principal, a 6-12 Principal, and a K-12 Dean of Students, a Senior School Coordinator, a MYP Coordinator, a Support Services Coordinator, and an IPC Coordinator.
Curriculum: The International Primary Curriculum accommodates in grades K-5 (Primary), the IB MYP Program in grades 6-10 and the IB Diploma Program in grades 11-12. The School is approved and accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization, the Council of International Schools and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 99 faculty members, representing 20 nationalities. Auxiliary staff includes a school nurse, 2 guidance counselors and a librarian.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 547.
Facilities: The School is situated in the center of Stockholm City. The building comprises 7 floors (2 basement levels, the ground floor and five floors above). The top floor (attic) was designed as a dedicated teaching and work area for the Art Department. The auditorium on the 4th floor is a multi-purpose room serving as a theatre, assembly hall, drama studio and a school canteen. An Annex Building was obtained in August 2008 for the grade 9-12 students. A second floor in the Annex was opened in August 2010 due to the increasing number of students. Hot lunch and fresh fruit are provided daily to all students. Two science laboratories, an art centre, a computer rooms, a technology room, a gymnasium and a library/media centre complete the line-up of dedicated student work areas.
Finances: In the 2010-2011 school year, the School’s income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: $12,500 to $25,000 based on the grade level. There is an application fee of $200, admission fee of $3,600, and a building fee of $1,200. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)