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Many people believe that Sweden is the ‘perfect’ country. Like anywhere else Sweden does have its problems, but there are many things that it does well. Education, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and gender equality are just a few! Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm, also has a highly diverse international community with excellent facilities for expats. This includes a wide choice of international schools, the oldest of which has been around since 1981.

Sweden’s education system is considered one of the best in the world, and public schools are free. So why opt for an international school? Stockholm’s international schools offer a variety of curricula instead of the national Swedish one. These include the International Baccalaureate, German, British and French curricula. If Stockholm won’t be your permanent home, then choosing an alternative curriculum will keep your child’s education consistent over time.

Because Sweden’s education system is excellent, it’s rare (although not unheard of) for local Swedish children to attend international schools in Stockholm. The student body in the city’s international schools is usually very diverse, which gives your child a chance to mix with kids from many different cultures and countries.

90% of Swedes speak English as a second language, and speak it to an exceptionally high standard. So if your child’s proficiency in the English language is a priority, then you will have absolutely nothing to worry about in any of Stockholm’s international schools. Most of them offer both English and Swedish as languages of instruction, or the language of the curriculum the school teaches (e.g., German, French etc.). In general language education is viewed as very important in Sweden.

The good news doesn’t end there. You’ll be glad to hear that fee-charging schools are rare throughout Sweden, and this includes international schools in Stockholm. Certain schools, if they receive approval from the Swedish National Agency for Education, receive government funding and so do not charge tuition fees. They are known as ‘friskolor’, and several of Stockholm’s international schools fall into this category. Certain schools exist outside of this system however, so do check if a school is fee-paying before enrolling your child!

International schools are scattered throughout Stockholm. The biggest concentration of schools is in Sodermalm and Norrmalm, the areas just south and north of the city centre. The northern suburb of Danderyd is also a popular location, and you will find other international schools in the outer suburbs too. Outside of Stockholm you can find international schools in the next biggest cities, Malmo and Gothenburg. Stockholm has the biggest and best choice, however.

Below, we have compiled our top 5 international schools in Stockholm. However, there are another 9 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Stockholm based on your requirements.

Best 5 International Schools in Stockholm

Out of a total of 14 International Schools in Stockholm.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

Lycée Francais Saint Louis Stockholm

Lycée Francais Saint Louis Stockholm was established in 1959 and receives 698 pupils during the academic year 2019-2020 in the international part of the school, from “CP” to “Terminale”. These students, aged 6 to 18, follow the French curriculum, the same as in French schools in France. The younger children are received in a Swedish “Preschool”, which has no agreement with AEFE and which is attended by approximately 80 children. These children can later continue to the first class in the school, CP.
Curriculum
French
Language of instruction
French
Ages
6 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 11,000 kr
to: 13,750 kr
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Deutsche Schule Stockholm

Deutsche Schule Stockholm is a German international school in Stockholm. It offers education to children from 3 to 18 years of age.
Curriculum
German
Language of instruction
German
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Kungsholmens Gymnasium

Kungsholmens Gymnasium is located on the island of Kungsholmen in Stockholm, Sweden. The school is divided into a Swedish Section, an English-speaking International Section, and a Choir Section which uses the name Stockholms Musikgymnasium.
The International Section offers three different Upper Secondary School programmes. The programmes follow the Swedish syllabus but use English as the language of instruction:
- The International Business Programme
- The Natural Science Programme
- The Social Science Programme
Curriculum
Swedish
Languages of instruction
English, Swedish
Ages
15 to 18
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 0 kr
to: 0 kr
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Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm

Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm is a Grade 1-9 independent, non-sectarian, open admissions, co-educational day school located in central Stockholm. The school is designed to serve the children of the international community posted in Sweden and offers all classes in English, with the exception of modern language courses.
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
6 to 15
This school does not make their fees public.
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Europaskolan

We believe that children learn best when they feel safe and they feel safest when they are surrounded by adults they can trust. Therefore we keep our class sizes down and encourage our teachers to get to know as many students from other classes as possible. This creates an extended family-like atmosphere that kids can thrive in.
Curriculum
IB, Swedish
Languages of instruction
English, Swedish
Ages
5 to 16
This school does not make their fees public.
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