School Blog

Important dates:

Fall term 2020

Students start 19/8, Fall break week 44, Fall term ends after lunch on the 17/12

Spring term 2021

Students start 12/1, Sportlov w. 9, Easter Break 1/4-11/4, Kristihimmelsfärd 13/5 & 14/5, Graduation 15/6


From our CEO

This was posted on our main organization website and I wanted to share it with our viewers in Karlstad.

IES publishes grade statistics

Dear all,

IES publishes grade statistics on our website for all our year 9 students.

High academic expectations is one of Internationella Engelska Skolan’s three main convictions, and we are proud of the work that our teachers and students accomplish during the year. We work with a comprehensive systematic quality model to ensure that we set fair and accurate grades and take a firm stance to counter grade inflation.

Transparent and comparable quality information is important in order for school choice to be successful.

IES publishes this independently because the National Agency for Education (Skolverket) has come to the conclusion that they no longer can publish this based on a ruling from the Administrative Court (Kammarrätten). IES welcomes that the government has initiated a process to change the current legislation so the statistics can be published by the authorities once again.

Anna Nordenborg


Internationella Engelska Skolan


Morning full of flowers

Morning full of flowers

I want to thank everyone who took the time to bring me flowers in the morning while having my parking lot duty. It is always a pleasure welcoming everyone, so this was truly a pleasant surprise. Thank you!

Great success with Rynkeby Run

Our year 4 and 5 students ran the 'Rynkeby Run' this week. The idea is that kids run a number of laps and try to get sponsors to donate for every lap to the Children's Cancer Foundation. 1 lap 'varv' is 300 meters for our school yard. The students ran for 45 minutes.

A big thanks to Ms. Wennergrund who organized everything. All the students did great. 

Here are the results

4a 584 varv                       5a 700 varv

4b 527 varv                       5b 513 varv

4c 477 varv                       5c 510 varv

4d 632 varv                       5d 658 varv

Totalt : 2220 varv              Totalt: 2381 varv

Tillsammans sprang klasserna 4601 varv (1380 km) Fantastic job!

Open mic at IES Karlstad

Open mic at IES Karlstad

Our students had open mic during the lunch hours today. We have a lot of brave and talented students at the school. Well done!