Foto: Magnus Hall

About us


The International High School is the small school in the heart of Gothenburg. Our aim is that each and everyone of our students should strive to reach their academic potential and do so in an atmosphere of respect and understanding.

We have a broad mix of nationalities, cultures and personalities within our student population and faculty. All education is in English but in our hallways you will hear languages from all over the World: French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Farsi, Russian and many others.

At The International High School we are altogether 350 students and 35 staff. We offer the Social Science Programme, The Social Science Programme with Advanced English (known at Spetsprogrammet), the Natural Science Programme and the IB Diploma Programme. Together we represent almost sixty nationalities, something that ensures a truly international atmosphere. 

We aim to educate young, independent and knowledgeable world citizens, who strive to continue their academic studies and/or professional careers internationally. At The International High School knowledge is highly regarded, as well as honesty and critical thinking. We are convinced that presence in class is a prerequisite for academic success.  

Our teachers often work with projects and the syllabi encourage independent studies, all to prepare the students for university. The students should be encouraged to participate in and influence decision making regarding their education. 

We have a number of exciting exchange programmes, with for instance Germany, Hungary, and Uganda. Soon, we will also start an exciting project with a high school in South Africa. On a weekly basis, our many clubs and societies challenge, develop and entertain our students in areas such as debating, community service, human rights, school newspaper, dancing, and football.
The International High School is also very active in the European Youth Parliament.