Admissions criteria

To be considered for admissions by SIS students must have an international connection and fulfil any of the following requirements:

  1. The student is a resident in Sweden for a confirmed limited period of time; or
  2. The student has attended school abroad for a major part of their education and therefore has a reason to fulfil their education in an International School in Sweden.
  3. The student is a dependent of a permanent employee of the SIS staff: or
  4. The student is currently living in Sweden but is planning to leave Sweden for a longer period of time; or
  5. The student speaks the language of the school daily with one or both parents/caretakers and has sufficient language skills to participate in the education; or
  6. The student is a student for which the municipality receives special state aid.

Our admissions policy is in accordance with Chapter 24 Section 3 of the Education Act. Within each category, applications will be looked at by Stockholm International School using the sibling priority and date of application as some of the key criteria. We are therefore only able to process applications in accordance with our admissions criteria.

Parents/guardians of an applicant with a special need (either physical or academic) must submit complete reports from their teacher and therapist. In the case where a special need has not previously been identified, Stockholm International School reserves the right to review the situation in order to assess the appropriateness of the student’s presence at SIS based on our capacity to address their needs.

Stockholm International School reserves the right to decline an applicant in cases where acceptance to the school would imply significant organizational difficulties or sufficient support cannot be provided.

Students should have an adequate level of English to be able to access the curriculum.

Grades 6 – 8 any level of English accepted. Parents are advised that students should take an intensive English course prior to starting at SIS.

For students to be able to cope with Grade 9, they need to have reached phase 3 according to MYP criteria (equals to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR level B1.) Where we find that a student is below this level he/she can be accepted but extra provisions will need to be made which may incur an extra cost.

For Grade 10, students should have reached phase 4, CEFR level B1. Students in grade 10 are assessed only in phases 5 and 6. Where a student is found to be below this level, students can be accepted but extra provisions will need to be made which may incur an extra cost.

The Diploma Programme (DP) requires high proficiency in the English Language. To enter the DP, students coming from an MYP school must have:

  • Successfully completed the Personal Project ( internal grade of minimum 4)
  • Minimum of 32 points in MYP 5 (8 subjects)
  • No grade 2 awarded in a subject and no more than one 3 (MYP 5 End of Year report)
  • English (Phase 5 / CEFR level B2)

Students entering the DP from a non-MYP school must complete an English test if necessary.

Individual circumstances can be considered, but are at the discretion of the school.

Students wanting to transfer into the final year of the IB Diploma Programme will be assessed on an individual basis.