Stockholm International School is the only school in Stockholm to offer a truly international education from preschool-grade 12. It draws its students from the business, diplomatic and research community for whom Stockholm is an international hub. Average student tenure is around three years, though many students stay longer and some are with us for only a few months. Swedish nationals comprise some 30% of the student body and most of these students have been in other international schools around the world. There is no boarding facility and all students travel to school daily, some by foot or bicycle, many by bus and train and a 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 is a non-profit foundation. The board of trustees is a self-perpetuating board with channels of communication with the various stakeholders. The school is composed of an early years/kindergarten, a primary section, a middle school section and an upper school section. The school’s management consists of a senior leadership team with a director, principals of sections, dean of students, head of learning, business manager, and advancement director as well as an educational leadership team with the IBDP, IBMYP and IPC coordinators.
Curriculum: The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is used in early years-grade 5 (primary), the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) in grades 6-10 and the IB Diploma Program (DP) in grades 11-12. The school is accredited and authorized to run its programs by the Council of International Schools (CIS), Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
Faculty and Staff: In the 2022-2023 school year, Stockholm International School has 182 total staff including 139 teachers, 21 of whom are U.S. citizens, 27 host-country nationals, and 91 third-country nationals. Our faculty and staff represent 35 number of nationalities, including American, Swedish, British and Irish, Canadian, Australian/New Zealander, Indian, etc.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment is 787 (Preschool-grade 5: 323; grades 6-9: 281; and grades 10-12: 183). Of the total, 109 are U.S. citizens. Of the U.S. enrollment, 22 are dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees. There are 235 Swedish students and 443 third country nationals.
Facilities: The school is situated in the center of Stockholm City. The main building, for our primary school, preschool-grade 5, comprises eight floors (two basement levels, the ground floor, and five floors above). The top floor is a dedicated teaching and work area for the art department. The auditorium on the fourth floor is a multi-purpose room serving as a theater, assembly hall, drama studio, and a school canteen. Our premise also includes annex buildings for our middle school, grades 6-10. Another location was opened in August 2020 for grades 11-12 due to the increasing number of students. Hot lunch and fresh fruit are provided daily to all students. Two science laboratories, two arts centers, two design technology rooms, two music rooms, two library media/computer centers, and a gymnasium complete the line-up of dedicated student work areas. Each building is equipped with Wi-Fi and all students in grades 6-12 are provided personal laptops. Kindergarten and primary have classroom sets of iPads. Please note: for academic year 23/24, our middle and upper school students, grades 6-12 will be housed at our new campus located at the building Norra Latin, in the center of Stockholm.
Finances: In the 2022-2023 school year, the school’s income derives from tuition fees and government subsidies. Annual tuition rates are as follows: 112,000 SEK-158,000 SEK based on the grade level. There is an application fee of 2,000 SEK and a one-time enrolment fee of 40,000 SEK. (Actual fees are in Swedish krona. Please check current exchange rates for value in USD).
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Sweden, Stockholm) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
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