About our school

At MISV we aim to create a world school that creates caring, agentic, internationally minded, knowledgeable and independent individuals. In an ever-changing world, we see critical thinking, democratic values and sustainability as an important foundation. We offer our students high-quality education that inspires action, self-awareness, and self-leadership for the world of tomorrow. 

In our learning community, we foster collaborative, caring, agentic, creative and internationally-minded learners through a supportive and innovative international education.

Our Founders

Mälardalen International School was founded by Industritekniska Gymnasiet AB´s owner Fredrik Svensson in close collaboration with Northvolt, Hitachi and Västerås municipality.  We believe high quality education is the most important aspect for a sustainable future.  

We create high aspirations for future generations

Every child is a very special individual who needs a welcoming, warm, safe but also challenging environment in which to grow. A child’s natural curiosity to explore his/her world gives teachers the basis on which to build learning experiences that will provide a solid foundation for the years to come. Mälardalen International School recognises the importance of the school years.  We know that it is vital that each child receives a high-quality education. Our students have the best opportunities to continue growing into creative, resilient, independent, flexible and socially adept young global citizens.

Candidate School

Mälardalen International School is a Candidate School for the PYP (Primary Years Programme) and the MYP ( Middle Years Programme). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Mälardalen International School believes is important for our students. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

Safe and respectful school environment

Our students work together to establish Essential Agreements that guide their choices while at school. All members of the MISV community are respected and valued for their differences.

Command of both Swedish & English

Our students become confident communicators in both English and Swedish. Students' language development is supported through meaningful, inquiry-based learning.

High academic expectations

At MISV, we are dedicated to supporting all of our students as they realize their full potential. Our students are motivated to continually reflect on their growth as learners and action-takers.

Our promise

English - a world language

Most of our operational and developmental activities take place in English. Students are well-prepared to engage with a global community as confident and adept speakers, writers, and critical thinkers. Students also learn Swedish language and culture.

We educate for a better and more peaceful world.

An IB education at MISV aims to instill in all students the skills, knowledge, and attributes to become better learners and better individuals. Our priority is for our students to grow and develop into fulfilled people with the power to create the future in which they want to live.