Welcome to Mälardalen International School (MISV) in Västerås, near Stockholm. MISV is a primary school for children aged 5-16 with the mission to offer students from across the globe a nurturing and enriching school environment. Our International School opened the doors for the first time in January 2022 and ever since we have been passionate about creating a learning journey that fosters growth, ignites curiosity, and prepares students for a bright future.
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.
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.
IB Programmes, Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP)
Internationally experienced IB teaching staff
At Mälardalen International School in Västerås, near Stockholm 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 Stockholm 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.
Traveling between cities should be easy and functional. Especially when living and working in two different places. Traveling from Västerås to the Central Railway Station in Stockholm takes about 75 minutes by car and 56 minutes by train. So when we say that our international school is nearby Stockholm, 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 70 minutes to reach Stockholm from Mälardalen International School by traveling with bus and train.
Moving to a new country or city can be as exciting as starting in a new school. In Västerås, you'll find a wide range of activities that combine education, adventure, and entertainment for both parents and children.
In Västerås you can explore its history at Västerås Castle, step back in time at Anundshög Ancient Burial Ground or see ancient rock carvings at Sigurdsristningen. If it's a rainy day have a splash at Kokpunkten Water Park or learn at the Mälardalen University Museum. Activities in this city are many and fun for the whole family that will make memories last for a lifetime.
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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.
Our students become confident communicators in both English and Swedish. Students' language development is supported through meaningful, inquiry-based learning.
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.
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.
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.
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.