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Opinions on schools in Stockholm and around

Thoughts and experiences are appreciated

Vladden
post 14.Mar.2018, 03:03 PM
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Our family is going to move to Stockholm. We are more or less flexible where to settle, most likely on the North of Stockholm or suburbs, i.e. closer to work. By that time our son, who speaks fluently Finnish, English and Russian (no Swedish though) will finish the 6th grade in Finland.

I would appreciate sharing opinions and experiences regarding the specific schools, curriculum (e.g. maths in-depth programs) and teaching language. I have read some good things e.g. about schools in Täby but would be happy to learn more about others.

What is the best strategy: to get to local swedish school or go to international one and to continue with IB?

Thanx
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yet another brit
post 14.Mar.2018, 08:15 PM
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What is the best strategy: to get to local swedish school or go to international one and to continue with IB?


If he will ever want to study abroad, an IB program might be better. If it is a good school.

Tibble Gymnasium (in Täby) has a great reputation but that is a couple of years away for you.

Täby is about as aspirational a middle-class suburb as it gets :-)
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Vladden
post 14.Mar.2018, 08:27 PM
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Thank you for your response. We intentionally search for "white-colar" residential area with fairly strong schools. That's similar to where we live now in Finland. If you bring more ideas about such places I would be very grateful.
Would also be nice to know what to avoid.
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yet another brit
post 14.Mar.2018, 10:36 PM
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I might get shot down in flames for suggesting the following list, but...

The "nice" suburbs are often the ones that aren't directly on the subway; there are various reasons for this, but (in one revisionist view) the reason is that they never got the really big housing estates in the 60s/70s because they never had a subway - or even vice versa. The red line subway stops short of Täby by a few km, for example. There was a referendum at the time, and the good citizens of Täby turned down the opportunity (and to this day Täby has poor public transport into the city). Täby *does* have some big tower blocks, but somehow escaped them becoming "socially disadvantaged areas".

But to answer your question - Bromma, Nacka, Lidingö, Täby, Saltsjöbaden, Sollentuna are all "nice suburbs" with lots of houses (as opposed to apartments). If you can afford it then Danderyd is the top of the pile. All of them have some "less advantaged" sub-areas - Sollentuna is, after all, on the commuter railway, and you would be well advised not to confuse Edsberg with Edsviken - but generally speaking all meet your description. There are also places closer to town (Mälarhöjden, Gamla Enskede to name a couple) that are fine too, as are some smaller areas that are also a bit further out - Viksjö, bits of Hässelby-Vällingby. To the south, Stuvsta and Älvsjö are OK, though generally speaking north = better. In perception that is, at least.

If in doubt, look at house prices / sq metre. It is about as good an indicator as you will find.
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Vladden
post 15.Mar.2018, 08:43 AM
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Thank you so much! Yes, we screen the property in the north. Hopefully the real estate market will further cool down. Could you please name a few good school worth visiting or, even better, if there was some kind of rating/review of schools in the net?
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yet another brit
post 15.Mar.2018, 07:22 PM
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Here is skolverkets data on schools in Täby :

http://siris.skolverket.se/reports/rwservl...60&p_flik=A

Note that this includes special schools as well as mainstream ones.
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