The International School of Älmhult

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Meet the World and Join the Family 

At the International School of Älmhult, we have students from 47 different countries, and teachers from 34 countries. We are well on our way to becoming internationally-minded individuals!

In this rich multi-cultural setting, we use an internationally based curriculum, have broad-mindedness as our educational platform, and English as our language of teaching and learning.

All the teachers working with implementing the programmes of learning within the school attend official IB workshops. 

Our Vision

At ISÄ, our vision is to inspire a love of life-long learning through collaboration, communication, and a drive to take positive actions in our environment.

Mission Statement

We are a diverse community of learners who are committed to continuously strive for the development of a better world. We are all learners who aim to be knowledgeable, reflective and caring.

The teachers and administrators are dedicated to putting our students' needs first and creating a safe learning environment for all stakeholders. We believe in a holistic approach to teaching and learning; and we believe that an inquiry-driven and concept-based programme creates sustainable learning. We encourage natural curiosity, critical thinking, and cultural sensitivity. We embrace thought-provoking ideas and celebrate our differences, which we believe enrich the environment. We welcome the responsibility to prepare our students for the demands of an ever-changing world. We have an inclusive approach and aim to meet each individual's needs inside and outside of the classroom. We value democracy and gender equality highly and we see each other as equally important in the organisation.

We are an IB school in Sweden and a municipal school. Professionalism, openness and engagement are important values in our school, as well as the rest of the municipality.

Our Philosophy

ISÄ community comprise primarily of its students, parents, teachers and other staff members, but we also connect with the larger community that includes the Education Department, city and other IB Schools in the world.

We aspire to create an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning for a better world using the constructivist and progressive approach. Our classroom practice is rigorous, and Inquiry driven. We at ISÄ are all language teachers and build on holistic learning of concepts, skills and service-action. This is based on the philosophy and programmes of the International Baccalaureate Organization as well as the guiding statements of ISÄ’s Vision, Mission and Values.

The image below outlines how ISÄ combines its Mission and Values with the IB Learner Profile. All stakeholders ensure that they translate the Values (standards) into their daily interactions and practices:

Read the full ISÄ Educational PhilosophyPDF (pdf, 535.8 kB)

Diagram showing connection between the Learner Profile, ISÄ values and the Actions our school community must take 
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picture of swings and slide on Elmeskolan's schoolyard