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Vid antagning till skolan tillämpar vi ansökningsdatum samt syskonförtur, och inför antagning till nästa läsår vill vi påminna vårdnadshavare till våra elever om registrering av syskonförtur. Enligt information i utsänt mail.

When admitting students to our school, we look at the application date as well as giving priority to siblings, therefore before the admission process for the next academic year begins, we would like to remind the guardians of our students to register siblings in our school as instructed in email.

From the Principal

The start of the academic year 18/19

Welcome to the academic year of 18/19 at IESJ.

We are happy to welcome old and new students to the academic year of 18/19. 

Most of what will happen during this year is familiar to you all. Our main priority is the same as every year:

- to provide a calm and safe environment where teachers teach and students learn.

- to set high academic standards and make sure every student reach their full potential with the support of our excellent staff. 

- to give our students a command of the English language, the key to the world.


Some things will be new to you all, and that's also how it should be. We strive to constantly evolve and get even better by listening to the feedback we get from students, staff and guardians. From last years anonymous feedback we know that:

- we deliver on our promise of a calm and safe school.

- lessons start on time.

- we expect peace and quiet.

- our school is garbage and graffiti free.

We will continue to work improving the school playground and a new parcour park will be in place this fall. 

One of the bigger changes for this term is brought on by Skolverket and the change they have made to the curriculum regarding IT and programming. At our school we started working with adding programming, IT and source criticism already last year and we are all set to meet the new requirements.

PRAO, vocational training, is also a big change this year brought on by Skolverket where they have made 10 days of PRAO in years 8 and 9 mandatory for all schools. Here at IESJ we have always had 10 days of PRAO and therefore will not really feel the effect of this new legislation.

All in all we are in for an exciting academic year and we are looking forward to all that it has to offer.


/Mrs Viljosson, Principal



School start/ skolstart 2018/2019

Welcome to the new academic school year/Välkomna till ett nytt läsår

Year/ Årskurs 5-6, 9.00-11.00 in the Aula

Year/ Årskurs 7-9, 10.00-11.30 in the Café


From the Principal

Principal's Graduation Speech 2018

Class of 2018

Today marks the end of an era for all of you sitting here. Graduation, end of compulsory school and your last days at IESJ. But as you say farewell to the well known, your friends and teachers and close the door on your highschool years you also open the door to the future. A future that we know nothing about, yet.

At IESJ you have had the opportunity to learn and grow, to fail, try again and fail again and to constantly strive to learn more, be more, know more.

We will celebrated some of your results today but there is so much more to all of you then what can be shown here. You are 124 unique individuals, all with your own unique academic and social talents.

I have borrowed a quote from Steve Jobs that I feel really summarizes my hopes and dreams for you. In his commencement speech at Stanford university 2005 he said:

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

I hope your years at IESJ, with the help of outstanding teachers and staff, have given you just that, the courage to follow your own heart and mind.

After having spent the last two years with you, and especially after our trip to Poland, I feel confident that our future has never looked as bright. You are curious, you are kind, you are brave and you are ready to take on the world and all that it has to offer.

Class of 2018 i wish you all the best for the future.

/Mrs Viljosson, Principal



From the Principal

Happy 15th Birthday IESJ

Happy Birthday to all of us at Internationella Engelska Skolan Järfälla!

Yesterday Internationella Engelska Skolan Järfälla celebrated its 15th anniversary out on the school yard. We mingled, got a surprise visit from the ice-cream truck and took group pictures of us all to hang on our "wall of fame".

Our school has grown into a well known, respected and cherished establishment in Järfälla and we are proud of what we have accomplished in the 15 years we have been here. Over 1600 students have graduated from IESJ and we are so grateful for all the support we have received from their families and the community throughout the years.

We are now planning for, and looking forward to, the next 15 years. Our promise to the community stays the same; we will provide a calm and safe environment where teachers teach and students learn, set high academic standards and give our students command of the English language. 

Towards the future, 

/Mrs Viljosson, Principal