Internationella Engelska Skolan

Picture of Barbara Bergstrom, founder of IES

Internationella Engelska Skolan is a leading independent Free School group in Sweden, reaching academic results far above average.

It was founded in 1993 by Ms. Barbara Bergström (pictured), a Science teacher, originally from the US. In 2009 she received the award “Entrepreneur of the Year in Sweden”. All the schools are funded entirely by the Swedish state’s national voucher system and its schools are open to all. Internationalla Engelska Skolan (IES) is the largest bilingual Free School organization in Europe.