ISLK is an international school registered with the Swedish School Inspectorate to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) to children from the age of 3 to 15-16. The school does not offer modified programs. ISLK is funded by the City of Lund and exists primarily to serve the educational needs of the transient and/or international community of Lund. There are no tuition or school fees, however, interested families must meet specific intake criteria established by the Swedish Education Act and students are prioritized according to the requirements below.
The criteria for admission are set by the Swedish Education Act, Chapter 24 §4. The students are prioritized in the following order:
- Students of international families moving to Lund and staying here for a limited time.
- Students of families moving to Lund who have attended an International School abroad for the major part of their education and therefore have a reason to fulfill his/her education in an International School. ISLK will prioritize families living abroad when they apply.
- Students permanently living in Lund who in the near future will continue their education in an International School abroad. For example children of members of staff of international organizations or companies. Families can only apply for a student to join ISLK for a maximum of one school year before the move abroad.
- Students permanently living in Lund who have English as a mother tongue i.e. speak it on a daily basis with one or both guardians AND who has sufficient knowledge of the English language to follow and participate in the teaching and learning.
Due to the high number of applications ISLK only accepts applicants from criteria 1 and 2 at the moment.
Students not eligible for international schooling at ISLK
A student who is eligible to Special schools according to the Swedish Education Act, Chapter 7 §§ 5 and 6 does not have access to an international school. This includes students who are intellectually challenged, deaf and/or blind or students with severe language impairment.
Students with significant needs affecting their ability to access an ordinary learning environment and the curriculum offered, will not be accepted if it brings considerable organizational or economic difficulties to the school (regulation about international schools SFS 2015:801 §11).
Each application is tested on an individual basis.
Examples could be, a student who needs a one-on-one learning situation outside the classroom with an extra teacher/assistant, or a student whose learning ability is not within the range for what could be considered normal differentiation and support in the classroom and hence would need a moderated programme and extra daily support.
An address in Lund
As the school is funded by the municipality of Lund, it is recommended that you live within the municipality. If you decide to live in another municipality, they must agree to pay school charges to Lund before admission is secured.
Please note that if your situation changes from the admission requirements, your child may lose his/her place at ISLK.