Marbella & Mallorca

Get to know SSHL in Spain.

Individual meetings in Spain can be arranged directly with SSHL’s representatives.


the Swedish School (Svenska Skolan) 14.00
Principal Carina Nilsson will meet with the school leadership.

Principal Nilsson is also available to meet interested families.

Book individual meetings by contacting Principal Nilssaln at

15 November MARBELLA

SWEA Exhibition, H10 Andalucia Plaza, 17.00-20.00
House parents Johanna Flink and Ola Olssson will be at theSWEA exhibition at the Andalucia Plaza. to provide information to interested parties.

Book individual meetings by contacting

Welcome Back & Happy New Year!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for an inspiring and eventful autumn term. December was an intense time here at SSHL as not only do our students have a busy social schedule in school and boarding, but the demanding end of term also requires their undivided attention.

After the mid-winter equinox, it seems that the days instantly begin to get longer. Finally! This, together with a 3 week break, will hopefully have given all our students a renewed boost of energy. At the end of our first week back, I can see that we have all returned with a new sense of purpose. I’m glad to see everyone safe and rested back at school.

New Beginnings

I believe all of us love new beginnings. It is something innately human. New beginnings awaken a feeling that we can approach the future with renewed energy, unburdened by the past. The New Year always fills us with a sense of adventure and hope. You only have to look up quotes and meditations about new beginnings on the internet to see that it is awash with all kinds ponderings of the power and importance of the chance to begin again.

Students, at the start of this term, I would like you to remember that we never stand still. What happens to us is important; but what we experience is so much based on our attitude to the things we encounter on life’s rich journey. It is important that we see the potential for change as liberating and an adventure, rather than something we need to fear.

The twentieth century poet T.S. Eliot compares the movement from old to new as if we were speaking in another voice and using another language.
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

Eliot’s poem is not just saying that we are all capable of learning a new language; it is a call to embrace possibilities. We are all capable of learning something new, of making a change for the better. Whether you’re seeking to improve a grade in a subject you’re struggling with, or perhaps looking to make the leap that will take you on to the university of your choice; perhaps you’re just looking to make a difference on the football pitch! This January, make it a January for new beginnings. Embrace the possibilities that 2018 holds for you. All of us at SSHL can do different, can be better. Let’s meet that challenge together.

Have a wonderful spring term!

Margret Benedikz,
Director, SSHL

Lucia celebrations 2017

All parents to students at SSHL are invited to celebrate the Swedish holiday of Lucia at the Mariakyrkan church Wednesday, December 13 (see map at bottom of page). Lucia celebrations at SSHL are very popular and a magical experience nobody should miss.

Wednesday, December 13, Schedule

07.00 -07.55 The first performance får year 7-9, MYP2-4 and all respective parents.
* 08.15 “Fika” (coffee and baked goods) in the dining hall, lessons begin 09.00

08.15 -09.10 The second performance for high school students, swedish gymnasium first year students and DP19-20 and all respective parents.
* Kl. 9.30 “Fika” (coffee and baked goods) in the dining hall, lessons begin 10.00

09.30 -10.25 The third performance for high school students, swedish gyknasium year 2-3 and DP18 with all respective parents. Normal lessons between 08.00-08.50 and from 11.00. “Fika” (coffee and baked goods) served with lunch.
10.25 Photo opportunity.

10:30 Book Release: In memory of Folke Åkerblom. A presentation of the book in memory of Folke Åkerblom, enthusiastic teacher, house parent and school leader at SHL-SSHL (1930-2016). The presenatation will be held in Gradänsalen in Instan. (If you are interested in the book but cannot attend we urge you to contact ade av Kerstin Sörman at or Douglas von Sydow at
10.45 End of Lucia celebrations. Participating students have the rest of the day off.

This is what it sounded like last year.

Lucia 2016 choir from SSHL Sigtuna on Vimeo.

Welcome to Parents Day at SSHL

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

We look forward seeing you!

Kind regards,

School Leadership Team


Schedule for the day

9.00-15.00 Meeting with teachers in Instan A letter will be sent shortly with a link to the booking code to schedule times with individual teachers. The meetings are open for all students.
9.00-14.00 UTIS (the school shop) open
9.00-15.00 Café Humlan open
12.00-13.00 Lunch for boarding parents will be served in each respective boarding home
13.15-13.45 Information to parents and guardians of families living abroad. An opportunity to meet School Director Margret Benedikz and Marika Wäreborn from the Parents Association who will be present to answer questions
14.00 Applying to Swedish university and university in the US & UK Parents are invited to attend a lecture about the application and admissions process for universities. Lecturer: Ingrid Annett-Nordström/Dr. Jon Buscall The lecture will take place in Gradängsalen, Instan
15.00 Official opening and mingle in the school dining hall
19.00 The Parents Association dinner at Sigtunastiftelsen
(see separate invitation from the Parents Association for details)

Invitation to the Annual Parents Association Dinner 14 October

The SSHL Parents Association invites Parents and Friends to our Yearly Dinner on Saturday 14 October 2017 at 7 pm in the Stora Salen at Sigtunastiftelsen in Sigtuna.

Pre-dinner drinks and a three course menu with a glass of wine for the price of SEK 890 per person and there will be an open bar during the evening.


Please let us know if you are attending the event with the names of your guests and any dietary requirements to as well as sending your payment to the Parents Association bank account quoting your name as reference.
Bankgiro: 441-8042
IBAN: SE20 6000 0000 000794 639 798
SWISH: 123 514 2005
See Invite
sigtuna swedish boarding school parents association

Podcast interview with Edwina Magnus

Margret Benedikz, Director of SSHL, interviews Edwina Magnus, Head of the Student Council.

MYP – Places Available in 9th Grade


If you’re looking for a place to study the IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME (MYP) in 9th grade, we have a couple of places available.

To find out more, please contact