Nordic International School Karlstad

We are a Swedish elementary school with an international profile. We offer education in lower school and upper secondary school for years 4-9. We believe that order and discipline creates an optimal learning environment. We impart bilingual education in both Swedish and English and use teaching methods that are supported by international research. Our school was founded in 2018 and is located in newly renovated facilities on Orrholmen in Karlstad.

Telephone:+46(0)73-434 52 59
Address: Orrholmsgatan 4, 652 15 Karlstad, Sweden

Information meeting

We are happy to invite you to our information meeting. Welcome on April 2th at 5 p.m. Due to the development of the coronavirus, we have decided to run a virtual information meeting instead of a meeting where we can meet in person. Please connect to the meeting by telephone, computer or tablet here:

We will explain more about our profile with English as the primary teaching language, evidence-based education and a focus on discipline – all to maximize every pupil’s academic progress.You will also get the chance to chat with us after the presentation.

2020-03-18: Information in relation to the corona virus (Covid-19)

Nordic International School closely follows the development of the current situation regarding the coronavirus and the recommendations of the Swedish Government and Folkhälsomyndigheten.

Currently, the recommendation from the authorities is to keep pre-schools and schools (förskola och grundskola) open for students that are not showing any signs of illness. However we are preparing ourselves for a number of different scenarios for the future development, including a possible recommendation to close the school.

In order to maintain a safe school environment for all students and our staff, we apply a strict policy regarding signs of illness. Students and staff with symptoms of illness are expected to stay home. If symptoms appear during the school day, the student will be sent home after contact with the guardian. After recovering the student can come back to school after being symptom free for at least 48 hours.

If you are a guardian, you will be informed via Schoolsoft if there is any change to the current situation or recommendation.

We will update you continuous here.

School fair

In cooperation with Mitt i City we invite you to the school fair in Karlstad! You are welcome to get more information from the different schools, ask questions and talk to staff and students.

When? Due to the development of the coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the event.
Where? Mitt i City (shopping mall)

A message from the Principal

Nordic International School is an elementary school and stands for academic progress, discipline and teacher-led instruction based on evidence-based practices. At our school, the teacher is an authority who is a leader in the classroom and who conveys knowledge to the students. Order and discipline is a concept that pervades our school. We have a clear code of conduct that is enforced in the same way by all members of staff and both students and staff follow a dress code. We do this because we see order as a prerequisite for learning.

Our school follows the Swedish national curriculum, but parts of the education is delivered in English, which is also the primary language that is spoken in school.

To us, the most important mission of a school is about the knowledge development of the students. Therefore, we use teaching methods that are supported by international research.

Mr Emil Wallin


Nordic International school is a good school for students with self-discipline. Students wanting to achieve good results with help of qualified teachers, that also have a great way of reaching out to every student no matter what level, should consider Nordic International school. A big plus is the school uniform concept which helps both parents and students.


Many people believe that you need to be an expert in English to go to our school, but that is certainly not the case. The level of English varies a lot among our students when they start at our school. Some have lived in other countries and have already become advanced in their language skills, others have not yet developed as far. We adapt the level to each student. What is most important is that you are motivated to study hard and learn.

Ms Madeleine Muller
Teacher in English och Music, NIS Karlstad

It is only in a calm, orderly and optimal learning environment, regulated by clear rules of interaction and utmost respect, that our students maximise their academic development.

Mr Roxton Stanley Bell
Assistant Principal NIS Karlstad





New school-lunch concept

During the autumn 2020 we will launch a new school-lunch concept. Students will have a choice of six different dishes every day, and they will preselect their food every week.

The food will be cooked in our new restaurant in the school building. Read more.


Vi når hög nöjdhet och goda studieresultat med vårt koncept (Swedish)

Vår huvudman, som årligen genomför enkäter för att mäta nöjdhetsgraden, har nu genomfört sina första enkäter med våra elever, vårdnadshavare samt personal och resultatet är tydligt. Vårt koncept tilltalar samtliga tre grupper som alla skulle rekommendera sin skola till andra. Läs mer här.


Our quality work

Nordic International School has a well developed quality process in place which we use to regularly measure and evaluate both perceived satisfaction and actual learning outcomes. Read more.



Questions about Nordic International School? Take a look at our FAQ where we have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions about our school. Read more.

School Administration

Mr Roxton Stanley Bell

Assistant Principal

073-434 32 36

Ms Johanna Lycke


073-434 56 65

Ms Anna Fredholm

Administration (On Parental leave)

073-434 56 65

School Health Service

Ms Helene Larsen

School nurse

Mr Mikael Sjöström

Special educator and Teacher


Ms Johanna Lycke


Ms Kerstin Ambjörnsson


Mr Anthony Hamill


Ms Linda Vejedal


Mr Oskar Ekendahl


Mr Markus Åberg


Mr Johan Kans


Mr Clovis Muhirwa


Ms Maria Grenholm Carlson


Other staff

Ms Sompit Andersson

Hygiene technician