International School Västerås

Welcome to Mälardalen International School (MISV), situated in Västerås. We provide an exceptional educational experience for children aged 5-16. Our doors opened in January 2022, and since then, we have been dedicated to fostering a rich and supportive school environment. At MISV, we are enthusiastic 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 does our International School provide?

At Mälardalen International School in Västerås 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 in Västerås 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.

A Global Student Community

We are dedicated to provide and prioritize high-quality education and work closely with our exceptional teachers. Alongside partners like Northvolt and Hitatchi, we emphasize intercultural understanding as essential in the modern world. Our aim is to develop caring and globally-minded individuals who contribute to a peaceful world through respect and cultural awareness. We encourage students to be lifelong learners, embracing diverese perspectives and acknowledging the validity of different opinions.

At MISV we have a Global Student Community with students from over 23 different nationalities, representing 26 languages. Moreover, we take pride in our staff, who have 100% international experience in teaching the IB curriculum.

Moving to Västerås

Moving to a new country or city can be really exciting, just like starting at a new school.

In Västerås, there are lots of things to do that are both fun and educational for parents and kids. You can learn about Västerås history by visiting Västerås Castle, step back in time at Anundshög Ancient Burial Ground or see fasinating old drawings on rocks at Sigurdsristningen. On rainy days, you can have a blast at Kokpunkten Water Park or explore interesting things at the Mälardalen University Museum. Västerås has plenty of family-friendly activities, so you can make special memories that will last a long time.

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.