IES Östersund - opening August 2020

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IES Östersund - opening August 2020

Join the queue for IES Östersund here

From August families in Östersund and the local area will be able to send their children to learn at a new bilingual school.

Internationella Engelska Skolan will open a school in Östersund in August 2020 in the former Palmcrantzskolan building.

The school will accommodate approximately 600 students when full, with two classes in each grade from F–9. However, initially the school will be smaller, and the number of classes in each year-group during the school’s first year will be decided based on where the interest in the queue is strongest.  There will not be a grade 9 during the first year as few families tend to wish to move a child in the final year of compulsory education as this can be a large adjustment.

Cecilia Marlow, interim CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan, said: “We’ve had a dialogue with Östersund municipality for several years about how we can contribute to their increased efforts in education. Following these positive discussions we are pleased to provide Östersund’s parents and students with another option when choosing schools. The school is being renovated to fit our needs, and in August 2020 we look forward to welcoming all students in Östersund, regardless of background, to do their best in a safe and calm learning environment.”

Work has started to bring this school building up to date, transforming it into a first class, modern school, with everything required to offer students the ideal learning environment.

We are also working to recruit a principal who will then have a key role in hand-picking outstanding teachers from Sweden and abroad, as they build their team.

Interested families are already able to place themselves in the queue for the school by visiting https://sms.schoolsoft.se/engelska/jsp/public/right_public_studentqueue.jsp?school=iesost and filling out the form.  Students for each year-group will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Families will be given the chance to learn more about the school and ask questions at an information evening on November 14 at Folkets Hus.