Dibber International Schools
Dibber International Schools (DIS) are a group of bilingual-Swedish & English- schools located in Stockholm and Helsingborg. DIS schools offer an international profile integrating the Swedish national curriculum & the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) pedagogical framework* to create a learning environment where pupils can grow as individuals and world citizens.
The knowledge and understanding students bring with them from their school leaves new imprints on the world. Through Dibber International School, we want to be an international school where our students can grow as individuals and world citizens and be a positive influence in the world.
At DIS we foster a curiosity and passion for lifelong learning, with emphasis on both academic and aesthetic subjects, and where modern technology is available and integrated into learning to facilitate and extend learning. DIS school strive to foster well-rounded students who are both academically strong, but also caring individuals who want to make a difference in the world around them. When there is synergy between thoughts and emotions, a person develops, and learning is maximized.
*The International Baccalaureate is a non-profit educational organization that runs educational programs for children from 3-19 years of age in over 150 countries. There is a rigorous process of becoming and maintaining one’s IB world school status including a two-year candidate phase and regular quality assurance measures. Currently all three DIS schools are in the candidate phase of becoming IB schools.
Read more about our programs below by clicking the link for a specific school.
What is a Dibber?
A dibber is a small stick used for planting that makes room for seeds and cuttings to grow and thrive. Just like Dibber, DIS School aim to provide the same nourishment and stimulation to each student so they can reach their fullest potential. We want the seeds that we plant, in the form of curiosity, knowledge and self-confidence, will continue to grow for life.
Our pedagogy is based on four pillars
1. An interaction between LGR 11 and IB
We follow the Swedish National Curriculum LGR 11 and we have also adopted the IB (International Baccalaureate) framework. IB’s pedagogy is based on research and aims to develop critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication and innovation skills.
Dibber International schools are Candidate Schools* for the IB PYP and MYP program. This schools are pursuing authorization as IB World Schools. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that DISS believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org.
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We teach in both English and Swedish. When we introduce English, it happens gradually and at a pace that suits the students. Swedish has a prominent place with us in all subjects, we train the students to switch between the languages. Students can then choose whether they want to continue their higher studies in Swedish or English, in Sweden or at an IB school abroad.
3. Academic and aesthetic subjects
We have a holistic view of people. When a child’s creativity and fine motor skills interact, the child’s desire, participation, perseverance, concentration excels. Due to this, the academic and aesthetic learning processes support each other. Take a closer look at your local school how they work with the aesthetic subjects and if they have increased teaching and learning to promote the aesthetic subjects.
4. Technology and innovation
Dibber International School wants to make students ready for the future, hence we place importance on innovation and digital technology. Technology should contribute to improving society. We are facing major global issues which will need to be resolved which makes digital literacy and innovative thinking skills critical for our children. This places utmost importance on our ability to provide all students with sound tech skills.
We have three Dibber International Schools in the Municipalities of Sollentuna, Helsingborg and Nacka (Älta).
For more information about a specific DIS school and how to add your child to the queue, click on the links to the specific schools below: