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Message from the Principal (February)

February - the shortest month of the year is here. It is also the month when we can start to see the sunlight during the days. 

Last week F-3 had a big party celebrating that they are one hundred days smarter! It doesn't sound much, but imagine what you learn in a hundred days when you are a kid.

This week is Pride Week and this week is important because we need to change the norm. When we talk about Pride, not all know what it stands for. In schools we usually say that pride stands for professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence. 






In the original eight-color version, pink stood for sexuality, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for the sun, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony and violet for the soul.  

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Q is for Queer, I is for Intersex, A is asexual.

Sometimes you can also see other variants with  "U" for "unsure",  "C" for "curious"; another "T" for "transvestite", "TS", or "2" for "two-spirit" persons; or an "SA" for "straight allies".

Happy Pride everyone!

Ms Markusson


From the Principal

Message from the Principal (January)

IES Skellefteå is growing in many ways and I am pleased to let you know that this week we will have our first international students. 

IES Skellefteå International School is a private school that will offer the first three stages of the Cambridge International curriculum: Cambridge Primary (age 5-11), Cambridge Lower Secondary (age 11-14) and Cambridge Upper Secondary (age 14-16). Upper secondary students will graduate from the school after taking the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams. All teaching will be provided in English.

The international school will offer a programme which differs from the Swedish curriculum and therefore IES Skellefteå International School is for students who:

  • are resident in Sweden for a limited time
  • went to school abroad for an extended period and want to finish their education in Sweden
  • will move away from Sweden for a longer time
  • have English as a daily contact language, where one or both guardians have English as their mother-tongue

According to the Swedish National Agency for Education's (Skolverket’s) rules for international schools in Sweden, only students who meet one or more of these criteria are allowed to follow the international curriculum. 

To attend IES International School the student must pay an annual tuition fee. If you want to know more about this part of the school, please contact us on

Student Intake 2021

Student Intake 2021

We are going to start our intake process for August of 2021 in the beginning of next year (January-February). We will be in contact with parents via phone or email to confirm if they are still interested in taking a place, and if so, to request additional documentation. 

It is advised that you make an application to our school's queue as soon as possible if you would like your children to join us for next year. To apply for the queue, please click the link:

For more information, please contact us at