Search for the best international schools in Sweden; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum.
Distinguished for its dominance over pop music, meatballs and flat-pack furniture, the third largest country in Europe has a lot more going on than stereotypes can recall.
With Finland to the East, Norway to the West and Denmark connected by the Øresund Bridge, Sweden has a modest population that enjoys the wonder of the Northern Lights, embraces a lifestyle of moderation and balance called lagom (move over hygge), and is lauded for a unique, minimalist nature, embodied by the country's architecture and design, which has a focus on functionality and sustainability.
A UK-style curriculum is prominent across Swedish international schools as well as a modified version of the Swedish curriculum. English is the language of instruction that is more commonly spoken, but there are other international schools that also speak French, German and Russian.
Sweden first began teaching the IB in 1981 and there are 39 IB World Schools, of which 38 are co-educational and all teach in English. Two schools offer bilingual instruction in Swedish and English. The majority of these schools are day schools with 32 of the schools offering the Diploma, while ten schools offer the Primary Years Programme and nine schools offer the Middle Years Programme.
International schools in Sweden are largely based in Stockholm, the capital, but other areas include Malmö and Gothenburg, both of which are popular, major cities in the country. The International School of Helsingborg, International School of the Stockholm Region and Bladins International School of Malmö offer three IB programmes.
The Association of Swedish IB Schools is the organisation that serves all IB schools in Sweden and meets once a year. If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Sweden, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org.