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2021 - 22 School Term dates

School Dates 2021/22

Autumn term 2021

First school day for students: Wednesday 18 August (IES Solna's first day!) 
Autumn Term: 1–5 November (week 44)
Term last day: Tuesday 21 December

Spring term 2022

First School Day: Wednesday 12 January
Spring Break: 28 February–4 March (Week 9)
Easter: 11–15 April (week 15) till 18 April. (Week 16)
Additional Holiday: Thursday och Friday 26 / 27 May (Kristihimmelsfärdsdag)
Last school day for studentsr: Friday 10 June

Welcome to our digital tour

Welcome to our digital tour

The doors to IES Solna will open in August 2021. The school is located in the area known as Ingenting and work has started to transform the building into a first class, modern school, with everything required to offer students the ideal learning environment. In a few years, the school will have four classes in each year – from grade four to year nine.

Are you curious what life is like at IES? Do take the time to do a digital tour in some of our other schools. Here you may find several films which we hope will provide you with insight of what we, our students and their parents consider to be important in creating a good school.

From the Principal

We welcome our new Academic Manager - Mr Karl Liljas

Photo by Rodrigo Paras

To the IES Solna family, 

My name is Karl Liljas and I am the newly appointed Academic Manager at IES Solna. It is with great anticipation that I write this short presentation of myself; being part of the team that builds a new school from scratch comes with responsibilities but also with a great sense of pride. Originally from Uppsala, I have spent a great deal of my life abroad; both in the US and Germany and most recently in the UK where I taught in both state and private schools. In 2018 I settled with my wife and (now) two daughters in Södermalm where I began teaching History and Swedish at IEGS as a förstelärare. Currently I am doing a secondment in a project at Medioteket, Stockholm stad. I look forward to sharing my great passion for teaching with the entire IES Solna family: students, colleagues and guardians. I hope to see you all in August, if not before. 

Update on the admission process

Update on the admission process

The intake for August 2021 is now being finalised, as we hear back from the last few families who have been offered places in certain year groups.

If your family has not received an offer yet this means the classes were filled before we reached the queue place you hold.

However, as we know from our long experience opening and running schools, it is normal for a small number of places to become available if some families change their mind, or move home.

If a place becomes available in the future we will contact those at the front of the queue for that year group.

Whether your child will attend our school, or another, we hope that they thrive.

Digital Welcome Evening May 4th

Open evening 4 maj 2021 - 18.00 - 19.30

Dear students and guardians,
Under normal circumstances, we would soon be organizing an open day for you to visit and meet us in preparation for our school start in August 2021. Our lives are not normal at the moment and thus we need to once again adapt to the virtual world as our way of communication.

I am proud and excited to invite you to a short virtual open house on May 4 between 18.00 - 19.30. We will present information about our school and what you can expect as guardians and students as we begin our "learning journey" together.
The evening is for everyone to participate, both students and their families, and there will be some opportunities for questions after the presentations.
We look forward to meeting you soon!