Celebrating 10 Years of IES Borås

From the Principal

Welcome to Internationella Engelska Skolan Borås! This year we celebrate 10 years of being a part of the IES family. Mrs Barbara Bergström founded the first IES in 1993 and we have now grown to 39 schools across Sweden.


 Our ethos was established by Mrs Bergström and it continues to be at the heart of IES.


A safe and orderly environment where teachers can teach and students can learn: Order, structure and safety are neces­sary prerequisites for learning and signal respect for the value of education. We are strict in norms of behaviour, but also care for our students in our efforts to prepare them for success as adults. We call this “Tough Love”.


Command of the English language:  English is the “key to the world” and children should learn to command both the Swedish and the English language at an early age. We believe fluency is best achieved through language immersion. Up to half of the education at Internationella Engelska Skolan is delivered through the English language, by native English-speaking teachers.


High Academic expectations and aspirations: Our conviction is that every child can achieve success irrespective of social back­ground. This ambition means we support every student to realise their own potential. We are dedicated to supporting students of all backgrounds to become responsible citizens and acquire the confidence and ambition to do the most with their talents.

One of the most important organizations at our school is the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The PTA brings forth ideas and enhances our learning community. This year the PTA provided activity bags for each class in grades 4-6 to use during the breaks. A big thank you to our PTA! We welcome and appreciate your continued support.

Summer has come and gone and our school is once again filled with students. We understand that we are still susceptible to the spread of covid-19. We continue to follow the recommendations of Folkhälsomynigheten (Swedish Health Authority) to prevent the spread, which include but not limited to: staying home if any symptoms of illness are present, handwashing, accessibility to hand sanitizers and keeping distance as much as possible. 

The IES community continues to be strong and supportive!  We look forward to a fantastic 10th year!