Enskilda Gymnasiet

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Enskilda Gymnasiet
School type Private school
Motto Kärlek som grund. Ordning som stöd, Framsteg som mål.
(Love as a foundation. Order as support. Progress as a goal.)
Established 1913
Number of students 500 (both school and upper secondary school)
School building on Tegnérlunden 5.

Enskilda Gymnasiet (EG) is a prestigious independent upper secondary school from the 10th-12th grade and school from the 6th-9th grade, founded in 1913. Enskilda Gymnasiet is located in Tegnérlunden, in central Stockholm, Sweden. There are long waiting lists to the school, which accepts only 60 new students each year.

The school is the 10-year champion of DN Nutidsorientering, a general knowledge competition, in which over 90 percent of all schools in Sweden participate. Enskilda Gymnasiet is widely regarded as one of the top schools in Sweden.


Enskilda Gymnasiet was founded by a group of academics in 1913, and is currently owned by the parents of the students. The school's first location was Biblioteksgatan 32. Since 1973 the school has been housed in a house built in 1876, which had been the home of Wallinska Skolan.


Educational facilities include classrooms, a computer room, an art studio, and a hall for music. Student leisure rooms include a ping pong room and a common room. EG also has an auditorium, with decorations intact from the building's inauguration, inspired by contemporary opera halls.


Active engagement in sports is strongly encouraged at EG. Students are invited to participate in sports outside of the regular education and can also qualify to represent the school through different teams and participate in the long-running tournaments of SIPSI (Sweden's Boarding and Private Schools' Sports Organization).

The school's athletic education is primarily held at the facilities of the Royal Institute of Technology and Östermalms Idrottsplats.

Relationships with other schools[edit]

Traditionally EG has strong ties and rivalries, especially in sports, with Lundsbergs Skola, SSHL, Viktor Rydbergs Gymnasium Djursholm and Grennaskolan. These schools are the other members of SIPSI.


Well-known alumni of Enskilda Gymnasiet include:

Coordinates: 59°20′16.80″N 18°03′21.60″E / 59.3380000°N 18.0560000°E / 59.3380000; 18.0560000

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