Karolinska skolan is in Örebro, Sweden. Örebro is a town of about 135,000 inhabitants, 200 km west of Stockholm and 300 km east of Gothenburg.
Örebro is over 700 years old and has as its most famous landmarks a beautiful Vasa style castle and an attractive water tower, Svampen. For more details see: Örebro
Karolinska skolan, "Karro", dating back to the 14th century, is situated in the centre of Örebro, a town of about 120,000 inhabitants in the very heart of Sweden. The famous castle is our next-door neighbour. The school has about 900 students (referred to as "Karropiltar" or simply "piltar") and 100 staff.
Swedish students leaving the nine-year compulsory school can choose among 17 national programmes within the upper secondary school system, most of the three-year programmes. Karolinska skolan offers four of these programmes: The Natural Science Programme, the Social Science Programme, the Arts Programme and the Individual Programme.
The Swedish School System
For information on the Swedish school system please go to the English translation of Skolverket's web page: Swedish school system