Our Story

Internationella Engelska Skolan Karlstad was planned during the 2007-2008 academic year and opened in 2009 with 234 students in years 6-9. 

Seven years later, we were the biggest school in Karlstad with 755 students.  Moreover, in the fall of 2016, we will have 815 students in 27 classes and 75 staff members, of which 27 are Anglo-American teachers who qualified their home countries in the subjects of English, Math, Natural Sciences, Music, Art and Sewing.  

We are truly creating an international school atmosphere at Internationella Engelska Skolan Karlstad, where academic excellence is at the top of our educational agenda, where the ethos and our rules are tools to create a high-quality and safe learning environment, and where the English language is a pedagogical tool which we utilise on a daily basis. Thus, it is not only a pedagogical language; it's also the social codes, the manners and how we feel that students and staff shall professionally interact with each other.

We believe in high academic expectations where students are able to demonstrate what they have learnt.  Indeed our teachers, according to these expectations, are able to teach, to observe and to assess the students and how they live up to the best of the students' abilities. We also consider the classroom a natural place for learning where certain rules are to be lived with respect and with professionalism as its foundation.

Our school is situated close to Karlstad city in a large campus of 8000 m2 of general classrooms, a woodwork studio, a well-equipped home economy classroom, a range of student care facilities and a full-sized gym hall. We shall not forget our fantastic schoolyard full of activity equipment for our students. The transportation links to and from our school are great, both from within Karlstad and from outside; in fact, we have students from eight different towns around Karlstad who commute on a daily basis.

We are known for having an active and welcoming cooperation with our students' parents through the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), which is a natural link within our school.

Moreover, the words prepared, punctual, positive, active and cooperative are crucial at our school, so let us tell you more about them when we meet. 

With that said, welcome to Internationella Engelska Skolan Karlstad, where we do our utmost to prepare our students for the future. Please come and visit us in our Information Evening during the fall term and our Open House usually held in February.

Please don't hesitate to contact us through our information email: info.karlstad@engelska.se