Täby Enskilda Gymnasium
Täby Enskilda Gymnasium (TEG) is a charter school without ties to any educational corporate groups, wholly independent since its establishment in 1999. Owned by local entrepreneur Poul Sörensen, our school has, over the past twenty years, grown and developed into one of the best schools in the country.
The school is operated as a privately owned business, and its board of directors consists of Poul Sörensen (chair), Fredrik Sörensen (CEO), Jan Liljegren (principal) as well as teacher union representatives.
Passion for learning
The majority of the students at Täby Enskilda Gymnasium come from municipalities in the northeastern sector of Stockholm County. The socio-economic level of this area is upper middle class and above, and the educational level of the parents is relatively high.
Täby Enskilda is one of the most popular upper secondary schools in the greater Stockholm area and our graduating students achieve among the highest grades in the country.
Täby Enskilda has 890 students.
Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Täby Enskilda Gymnasium follows the regulations set by the Swedish National Agency for Education, Skolverket. The school is financed through a national voucher system and we are by law only allowed to accept students based on their grades from year 9.
Due to our popularity, high grades are required to get into all programmes.
Täby Enskilda Gymnasium offers five university preparatory programmes:
- The Aesthetic programme, media and communication orientation
- The Economic programme
- The Natural Sciences programme
- The Social Sciences programme
- The Technology programme
Grade Point Averages (GPA) for Graduating Students
The Swedish grading system
The Swedish grading system uses the letters F, E, D, C, B, A.
F stands for fail, and passing grades rank from E to A where A is the highest grade. All students attending Swedish university preparatory programmes take between 27-28 courses, totalling about 2500 hours, over three years. Each course is graded and each grade awards points as follows: E = 10 points, D = 12,5 points, C = 15 points, B = 17,5 points, A = 20 points.
Grade point average, GPA
In the national grading system, 20,0 is the maximum attainable grade point average.
Sweden uses an unweighted cumulative GPA. The final grade in a course is set at the end of the course. No midyear grades are set.
The GPA of graduating students of Täby Enskilda Gymnasium in the class of 2020 were:
- Top 5%: 19,96
- Top 10%: 19,86
- Top 20%: 19,68
- Average: 18,15
- Median: 18,33
- National average (Sweden): 15,0
All students and teachers at TEG are equipped with an Apple lap top. All classrooms have video projectors and speakers. ICT is an integral part of all courses, and teachers use a variety of digital tools with their students. Students from TEG are skilled at using ICT.
Important Notes Concerning the Swedish School System
The Swedish school system limits students’ possibilities to add extra courses. All Swedish upper secondary schools are restrictive in allowing students to study more than the 2500 credits that are stipulated by the Swedish government. Students at TEG are sometimes allowed to take one or two extra courses during their third year.
The Diploma Project is only graded E or failed. This is not a reflection of the quality of the students’ work, which in most cases is at a very high level at Täby Enskilda Gymnasium.
The Swedish grading system uses the same letters as the American system, but works on different principles and thus should not be translated directly.
During the spring semester, from March 18 to June 3, 2020, all Swedish upper secondary schools were physically closed to students. Täby Enskilda offered full time ’remote learning’, meaning that the students were following classes at home and the teachers taught from school.
During the school year from August 24, 2020 to June 8, 2021, TEG employed a rolling schedule of ’partial remote learning’, meaning that each day one to two thirds of our students were studying from home.
Since all students and staff at Täby Enskilda have a school-provided laptop, and since the IT-infrastructure of the greater Stockholm area is very good, remote education has faced few technical challenges. Pedagogically, too, our staff and students have managed very well during these trying times: On graduation day, June 3 2020, Täby Enskilda saw no negative effects on the third year students’ final grades compared to those of previous classes. Sweden has made no significant changes to the grading scales, policies for grading or graduation requirements during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our Students at International Universities and Colleges
- Hampus Wåhlin (Class of 2012): University of Southern California, USA
- Louise Gutenberg (Class of 2014): Stetson University, Florida, USA
- Isabelle Brauer (Class of 2015), University of Oregon, USA
- Malin Tönne Strömstedt (Class of 2016), Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
- Sara Rydman (Class of 2017), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
- Lukas Sunesson (Class of 2017): Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
- Carl-Åke Willberg (Class of 2018), Southwestern University, Texas, USA
- Selina Suchdev (Class of 2018): University of Edinburgh School of Biomedical Science, Scotland
- Amanda Christianson (Class of 2018): Imperial College London, UK. Swedish High-School Students Internship Programme 2018 CERN, Switzerland
- Kevin Nilsson Sam, (Class of 2018): London South Bank University, UK
- Brooklynn Li Lavén, (Class of 2019): University of Sydney, Australia
- Olivia Zibung (Class of 2020), University of Leeds, UK
- Elsa Westman (Class of 2020), Berkeley College NYC, USA
Quality in Practice
As described by second year student Arvid Påhlman, 2020.
Täby Enskilda excels at providing assistance and a clear sense of direction for students in their school work.
Students are offered a variety of examination types such as group work, individual assignments or seminars.
Täby Enskilda has an active and independent student’s association, dedicated to developing school spirit by arranging fun activities all throughout the year.
Tutorial Time is scheduled every week, where students and teachers can provide feedback to each other and students can express their concerns regarding specific assignments.
Täby Enskilda offers students healthy and nutritious food prepared fresh by our own chefs to keep students and staff well-fed, as being hungry or malnutritioned is detrimental to higher level thinking.
Phone: +468-732 21 00
Principal Jan Liljegren
Vice principal Per Hagdahl