Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) is a leading independent school group (“friskola”), reaching academic results far above average. It was founded in 1993 by Ms Barbara Bergstrom, a science teacher originally from the US.

Around 20 000 students are currently enrolled in our 29 schools around the country, mainly grades 4-9 in” Grundskolan”.

IES is the largest free school organization in the compulsory school system in Sweden. The company has a turnover of approximately 1 300 million SEK (2013-14) and around 2 300 members of staff. It is in a phase of rapid expansion.

More about the company and its schools can be found at