This is ISSR

Preparing students to live in a multilingual and multicultural world.

Our School

The International School of the Stockholm Region (ISSR) is a publically funded English speaking school founded by the City of Stockholm in response to the growing demand for a truly international education. ISSR is an accredited IB World School, offering three IB programmes; Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme.

ISSR is built on an atmosphere where intellectual growth, personal reflection and international mindedness are the core concerns. Our primary goal is to prepare our students for higher education as we also prepare them for life. In response to the growing demand for a truly international education.

Our students are inspired to take intellectual risks through the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate programmes — a pathway to top universities worldwide — nurturing creative critical thinkers empowered to help make our world a better place.


At ISSR priority is given to families with a temporary work contract throughout all programmes (PYP, MYP and DP). PYP and MYP are only open to families with a temporary work contract. The DP (Gymnasiet) is open to both the local and international communities but priority is given to families with temporary work contract.

Laws and ordinances that govern the ISSR

ISSR is governed by the IB General Regulations, as well as part of the Swedish School Law.

Our Campus

ISSR is centrally located on Södermalm a short walk from Skanstull metro station. The fully equipped campus includes a library with a quiet study room auditorium, several science laboratories, gymnasium, soccer field, student café and a safe off-street green playground. Our lunchroom serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.


The library supports the work of the school, offering everything from literature to databases and online services, with staff on hand to advise both students and teachers.

Student Care team

ISSR has a professional team for student health and wellbeing. This team is made up of a nurse, a school counsellor and special needs teachers.

The student health care team work pro-actively to ensure that all students receive an equal education and the support they need to achieve their goals. The City’s schools work together with social services, the county council and the police in Stockholm.


At ISSR, we support our students as individuals by providing a strong intellectual, physical, social, and emotional structure that enables growth and development.

Beyond the classroom

At ISSR, learning does not stop once the lesson ends, we encourage and promote activities beyond scheduled lessons. Students take part in various activities after lessons in all programmes.

Our bees

We contribute to BEE-ological diversity! Follow our monthly updates on our bee-hive.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

As a parent (or guardian) of a student enrolled in ISSR you are automatically a member of the PTA.

Being a member of the PTA simply means you are now part of a community that believes that effective parent involvement in our schools enriches the educational experience of our children. There are no fees or dues and we encourage everyone to get involved, either by volunteering or simply attending our events.

School campus history

The Södermalm Secondary School for girls established in 1939 was one of the first schools in Stockholm offering higher education for girls.