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Practical Information about IES Årsta

Hello parents and students!

As intake has now begun, we would like to provide you with some more practical information regarding IES Årsta. 

IES Årsta  will open its doors on August 16th, 2017 for around 480 students. These students will be divided in the following manner:

Grade 4 - 4 classes (128 students)

Grade 5 - 4 classes (128 students)

Grade 6 - 4 classes (128 students)

Grade 7 - 3 classes (96 students)

Modern language will be taught at our school from Grade 6 and the language choices are going to be French and Spanish.

Breakfast and lunch will be served in our own school restaurant for all students! The school will be equipped with standard classrooms as well as woodwork and textiles rooms, a P.E. hall, a science lab, home economics room, and a library. The school yard will be equipped with an enclosed football pitch, play equipment and own our little piece of forest! 

Junior Club (fritids) will be offered (at a cost) to students who attend grades 4 and 5 and will be open until 17:00 every day that the school is in session. Junior club is closed during holidays and breaks (Autumn break, Sport break, November break etc). School will normally start between 8.00am and 9.00am depending on the schedule. 

Teachers are currently being recruited from right here in Sweden, as well as, Canada, USA, UK, Australia and South Africa. 

The first round of intake is almost at a close. However, intake will continue throughout the Spring term until we are at capacity. Please note that we send intake letters via post. When we come to your child's name in the queue we will send you notification via post. We encourage those of you who have been offered a place at the school to submit your responses as soon as possible.

More information will be posted here as the Spring term progresses.


Hej alla vårdnadshavare och elever!

IES Årsta kommer att slå upp sina portar den 16:e augusti 2017 för 480 elever. Uppdelning kommer att se ut så här:

Årskurs 4 - 4 klasser (128 elever)

Årskurs 5 - 4 klasser (128 elever)

Årskurs 6 - 4 klasser (128 elever)

Årskurs 7 - 3 klasser (96 elever)

Moderna språk kommer att undervisas på vår skola från årskurs 6 och de språken som kan väljas är franska och spanska.

Frukost och lunch serveras i vår fina skol restaurang för alla studenter och skolan kommer att vara utrustad med träslöjdsal, textilslöjdssal, idrottshall, NO labb, HKK sal, och bibliotek. Skolgården kommer vara utrustade med en fotbollsplan, lekplats och vår egen skogs område!

Junior Club (fritids) kommer att erbjudas (mot en kostnad) till elever som hör till årskurs 4 och 5, och är öppet varje dag till 17:00 när skolan är igång. Junior Club är stängd alla lovdagar och alla lov (höstlov, sportlov, novemberlov mm.). Skolan ska börja mellan 8.00 och 9.00 enligt schema. 

Lärarna närvarande rekryteras från här i Sverige och andra länder som Kanada, USA, Storbritannien, Australien och Sydafrika.

Första rundan av intagningsprocessen lider mot sitt slut. Dock kommer intagning fortsätta under hela vårterminen tills skolan är på kapacitet. Vänligen notera att vi skickar intagsbreven via post. När vi kommer till ditt barn i kön kommer ni att få ett brev hem via posten. Vi uppmanar att ni som redan har fått erbjudande om plats på skolan att skicka era svar så fort som möjligt.

Mer information kommer att publiceras här under vårterminen.

Successful Introduction Day!

Thank you, students, parents and teachers for making our Introduction Day a huge success! It was great to hear all your positive experiences on the day and the excitement is certainly building to open our brand new school in August! 

It was a pleasure to meet you all and to share our vision for IES Årsta. 

The inside of the building is beginning to look and feel IES, while there is still a lot of work to do, the contractors are working diligently to ensure that our school is ready for August.

The intake process is ongoing and we ask that you return your intake package as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions please contact us at:

For those who were unable to attend, you can find the presentation from the Introduction Day here.


Tack elever, föräldrar och lärare för en fantastisk introduktionsdag ! Det var underbart att höra om era positiva upplevelser under dagen vi väntar verkligen med spänning för att öppna vår helt nya skola i augusti!

Det var ett nöje att träffa er alla och dela vår vision för IES Årsta.

Insidan av byggnaden börjar se och känna IES, medan det fortfarande finns mycket arbete att göra entreprenörerna arbetar för fullt för att säkerställa att vår skola är klar för augusti.

Antagningsprocessen pågår och vi ber om att du returnerar ditt antagningpaket så snart som möjligt.

Om du har några frågor, kontakta oss på:

Three IES Teams head to national mathematics competition final.

When the national final of the challenging Pythagoras Quest maths contest is held in Malmö in June, students from three IES schools will be taking part.

Internationella Engelska Skolan in Nacka, Sundsvall and Uppsala will each be sending a team of three students after they won their regional finals, and the chance to represent their county (län) at the national event.

The students had to go through several rounds in order to reach the national final.  First they needed to pass an hour-long qualification test without the use of a calculator or any other electronic equipment.  The three students from each school who performed best in their qualification test were then chosen to attend the district final, to see which schools would have the right to go forward to the national final.

The regional champions from IES Sundsvall
(L-R) Filip Borgström, Klara Marntell and Isavelle Sahlin

Isabelle Sahlin, represented IES Sundsvall alongside Klara Marntell and Filip Borgström. She said: “The regional final was really exciting. After two rounds the result was still not decided and we had no idea how we stood. It felt good though, we had found the answer to every question and we were pretty confident in our calculations.

“When we solved the tie breaker in just a minute, it was so quick that we felt like we had done something wrong, but we took a chance and submitted our answer. Because we were so fast we won. We hadn’t dared to hope to win, so we felt a huge amount of joy when they called out our team name.”

IES Nacka will progress after students Wilhelm Sigurd, Viktor Lundqvist, and Alex Thelander won the Stockholm regional final.

Viktor said: “It was very exciting to win the Stockholm final. We had practiced before the regional final, but we knew the competition was hard so we did not expect to win. In the end it was very close. It’s going to be great to travel down to Malmö and compete against schools from all over the country. The competition was tough in the Stockholm regional final, and we hope that it will be the same in Malmö. It will also be nice to meet and compete against our fellow IES students."

Winners from Stockholm:
(L-R) Wilhelm Sigurd, Viktor Lundqvist, and Alex Thelander of IEs Nacka. 

Alex added: "We think that we will perform well in the national final. The questions will be substantially more difficult, but we think that with enough practice and hard work we will be able to solve most. The competition was very tough in Stockholm because of its high population, so we are already prepared for facing off against other good teams. We will do our best, but in the end we will be happy regardless of how it goes since we never expected to get nearly this far."

Now, the three teams from IES will face off against one another and 11 other teams from around the country in the national final.

Ted Buzzelli, the organisation’s subject facilitator for maths, said: “At Internationella Engelska Skolan we believe in helping every student to meet their full academic potential.  While for some students this means giving them extra support to help them to understand difficult concepts, for others that means providing additional challenges, and helping them to go further than the syllabus suggests.

"Competitions like Pythagoras Quest are a fantastic way for students to challenge themselves further.  It is always beneficial for students to see just how much they are capable of, especially when working as a team.  I am once again delighted to see IES represented by no fewer than three teams in the national finals of Pythagoras Quest.  I am sure that colleagues and students from schools across IES will join me in wishing the best to these talented students."

The final will be held on Friday, June 2nd, in Malmö. 

Introduction Day Information

If you have accepted your place at IES Årsta, we would like to invite students and parents to an Introduction Day. On this day students will have the opportunity to meet future classmates and teachers. Due to the ongoing construction at IES Årsta we will be holding this event at the IES Gymnasium on Södermalm. 

Date: Saturday, April 22th, 2017.

Location: Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet, Allhelgonagatan 4, 118 58 Stockholm.

Start Time:

Grade 4: 8.15 with student check-in and an assembly in the auditorium 8.30.

Grade 5: 9.30 with student check-in and an assembly in the auditorium 9.45.

Grade 6: 10.45 with student check-in and an assembly in the auditorium 11.00.

Grade 7: 12.00 with student check-in and an assembly in the auditorium 12.15.

The students will be divided into groups and taken to their classes for the lessons while parents are welcome to remain for a short information meeting from management. Students will have short lessons taught in the subjects of Swedish, English and Math. 

Please take public transportation as there is no parking available. The closest metro station is Skanstull.

We look forward to seeing you there! 




Om du har accepterat din plats på IES Årsta,  vi också vilja bjuda in elever och föräldrar till en Introduktionsdag. Denna dag kommer ditt barn att få möjligheten att möta framtida klasskompisar och lärare. På grund av den pågående byggandet på IES Årsta vi kommer att hålla denna händelse på IES Gymnasium, Södermalm.

Datum: Lördag den 22 April, 2017.

Plats: Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet, Allhelgonagatan 4, 118 58 Stockholm.

Start tid:

Grade 4: 8.15 med registrering och samling i aula 8.30.

Grade 5: 9.30 med registrering och samling i aula 9.45.

Grade 6: 10.45 med registrering och samling i aula 11.00.

Grade 7: 12.00 med registrering och samling i aula 12.15.

Studenterna kommer att delas in i grupper och sedan gå till sina klasser för lektionen och föräldrar är välkomna att stanna kvar för ett kort informationsmöte från ledningen.  Studenterna kommer att ha korta lektioner i ämnena svenska, engelska och matematik.

Var vänlig och ta kollektivtrafik eftersom vi inte kan ta emot bilar. Närmaste tunnelbanestationer är Skanstull.  

Vi ser fram emot att träffa dig där!