Small class sizes; an open, multicultural and multilingual atmosphere; excellent academic results; an appreciation for the wider world – just some of the aspects of life at Europaskolan.
Combining the broad learning of the International Baccalaureate®, (IB), and meeting all legal requirements of the Swedish curriculum, we welcome pupils from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and provide them with a fully rounded education, and the structure they need to achieve to the best of their abilities.
We create a challenging and inspiring working environment where all students have the opportunity to flourish – those who are independently able, and those who may need more support.
With around 350 students at our Vasastan campus, and some 400 at our Södermalm campus – and a strict limit on class sizes of 24 pupils – we offer a small, focused school environment where students are given the best possible opportunities to learn and develop as individuals – an environment where every teacher knows every student.
While we give our students the freedom to learn and explore independently, we also believe in the importance of discipline and mutual respect. To ensure pupils are polite, confident and respectful young world citizens, we work constantly to create an environment where students have genuine respect for teaching staff, fellow pupils and themselves. The School also has an active anti-bullying policy.
Our highly international teaching staff bring together extensive experience and a variety of backgrounds, offering teaching of the highest international standards, and the innate capacity to broaden the students’ understanding of the world.
We encourage regular communication between parents and teaching staff. Primarily this is through day-to-day contact and via email. Parents are also able to review what topics their children are studying with the help of SchoolSoft, (see link at the top of this site).
The school also runs an active mentor programme in which each pupil is assigned a member of staff whom they can approach if they have questions or concerns about their studies, and indeed personal lives.
Students are encouraged to take an active role in forming day-to-day life at the School through the Student Council. The school also holds regular parents’ meetings where parents and staff discuss students’ development.
We also encourage students to become actively involved in community projects and volunteer work. Recent projects include initiatives to support a school in Kenya and a project that works with the elderly in India.
“I like that we’re encouraged to do charity work; right now, we’re doing a project to support the elderly in India,” Sophia, MYP.
Europaskolan provides a unique learning experience by combining the structure of the Swedish curriculum with the opportunities for broader learning offered by the International Baccalaureate. We encourage students to think critically; and we challenge pupils to succeed. Staff work actively to ensure students leave Europaskolan with the idea that learning is a positive experience, instilling in them the inquisitiveness to learn that will serve them throughout their lives.
The Swedish government determines school’s fundamental values and tasks, the overall goals and guidelines for education, and ordinances for syllabuses. Knowledge requirements for compulsory schooling in Sweden are drawn up by the National Agency for Education (NAE).
The fundamental values and tasks of schools in Sweden, as set out by the NAE, include understanding and compassion for others, objectivity and openness, equality, democratic values and an awareness of rights and obligations.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a unique curriculum for students aged from three to 19. IB programmes challenge students to excel academically, and encourage personal development. The IB does more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.
Our IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) starts in the pre-school year, (when most children are six years old). The PYP prepares children to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others, and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.
You can learn more about the PYP on the IB website.
The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged from 11 to 16. The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The five-year programme can be implemented in a partnership between schools, or in several abbreviated, (two, three or four year), formats. Students who complete the MYP are well prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP).
Find out more about the MYP on the IB website .
No, there is no change for registering your child on the Europaskolan waiting list.
Europaskolan provides an outstanding learning experience. We combine the strengths of the Swedish curriculum with the holistic approach of the International Baccalaureate® (IB).
Europaskolan is open to all applicants, although given that we cultivate an international environment, we recommend that students have good knowledge of English.
No, there is not.
No, but as some teaching is conducted in English, a thorough understanding of both English and Swedish is considered highly desirable and will ensure that your child gets the most out of his or her time at Europaskolan.
Europaskolan Södermalm is in Skanstull on Södermalm in central Stockholm, and has around 400 students. The school is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, which means that it is authorised by IB to teach the IB Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme.
“We create an atmosphere at the school which is friendly, as well as studious in the classroom”. Member of staff, Europaskolan Södermalm.
Europaskolan Vasa or Vasa International School of Stockholm, as is the new name since 2016, is at the heart of Vasastan in central Stockholm. A school characterised by engagement from students as well as teachers and parents. Our relatively low number of students contributes to a friendly atmosphere that creates a school where all are welcome.
The Vasa International School of Stockholm is integrated with the bilingual school. This enriches the school by giving a distinctly international hue to our teaching as well as the school community.