International School near Ludvika

Welcome to Mälardalen International School (MISV), located in the city of Västerås. We proudly provide an exceptional educational experience for children aged 5-16. Our doors first opened in January 2022, and since then, we've been dedicated to offering a nurturing and enriching educational environment. At MISV, our passion lies in crafting an educational journey that nurtures personal growth, sparks curiosity and prepares students for a promising 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

Discover what our International School provides

At Mälardalen International School in Västerås, near Ludvika we offer a high-education to all our students. Our mission is to create an IB world school that creates caring, knowledgeable and independent individuals. Our International School near Ludvika 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 and upholding democratic values. As well as promoting sustainability as a vital groundwork.

How close it to Ludvika?

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 Ludvika takes about 90 minutes by car and approximately around 100 minutes by train. So when we say that our international school is nearby Ludvika, 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 around two hours to reach Ludvika from Mälardalen International School by traveling with bus or train.

Moving to Västerås

Moving to a new country or city can be as exciting as starting at a new school. In Västerås, you will discover a wide variety of activities that mix learning, fun and entertainment for both parents and children.

You can explore the history of Västerås at Västerås Castle, go back in time at Anundshög Ancient Burial Ground or see ancient rock carvings at Sigurdsristningen. If it's a rainy day, you can have a great time at Kokpunkten Water Park or learn at the Mälardalen University Museum. There are plenty of enjoyable activities in this city 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.