International School near Eskilstuna

Welcome to Mälardalen International School (MISV) located in Västerås, near Eskilstuna. We offer students aged 5-16 high-quality education that inspires action, self-awareness and leadership for the world of tomorrow. Our International School opened in January 2022 and has from the start provided an enriching and nurturing environment for students from across the globe. At MISV, we are passionate about creating a learning journey that fosters growth, ignites curiosity and prepares students for a bright future.

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

Primary Years Programme
5-11 years

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. At MISV we offer the PYP for students aged 6-11. The programme focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.

Middle Years Programme
12-16 years

The MYP is designed for students aged 12 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement – essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.

MISV at a Glance


Different Nationalities




IB Programmes, Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP)


Internationally experienced IB teaching staff

What can you find at our International School? 

At Mälardalen International School in Västerås, near Eskilstuna we offer a high-education to all our students with a mission to create an IB world school that creates caring, knowledgeable and independent individuals. Our International School near Eskilstuna is an IB Candidate School which means that we provide educational programs to students, with the aim of fostering a better and more harmonious world. Our two programs are designed to challenge students and encourage their personal growth.

In a constantly evolving world, we recognize the significance of cultivating skills, fostering critical thinking, upholding democratic values, and promoting sustainability as a vital groundwork.

How close is it to Eskilstuna?

Traveling between cities should be easy and functional. Especially when living and working in two different places at the same time. Traveling from Västerås to the Central Station in Eskilstuna takes about 42 minutes by car and 33 minutes by train. So when we say that our international school is nearby Eskilstuna, we really mean it.

If not traveling by car, it is both practical and easy to wave your children goodbye for the day and continue to reach your destination with a 14 minutes bus from MISV to the Central Station in Västerås. In total, it takes about a maximum of 50 minutes to reach Eskilstuna from Mälardalen International School by traveling with bus or train.

Moving to Västerås

Starting a new life in a different country or city can be just as exciting as beginning a new school year. In Västerås, there are many things to do that mix learning, fun and entertainment for both parents and kids.

Explore Västerås interesting history by visiting Västerås Castle, travel back in time at Anundshög Ancient Burial Ground or check out ancient rock carvings at Sigurdsristningen. On rainy days, you can have fun at Kokpunkten Water Park or learn new things at the Mälardalen University Museum. Västerås offers plenty of activities for the whole family, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Do you have more questions about MISV?

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.

Want to know more about us?

If you have any questions you are very welcome to contact us.
Give us a call or send us an email with your questions and we will get back to you as soon as we can.