This is our journey

We’ve been adapting to the needs of IB students since 2004. Springing from a CAS project over fifteen years ago, we have become a leading IB course provider. It’s certainly been an exciting ride!

Vision: Provide all IB students with the tools they need to succeed

No matter how students prefer to learn, we create tools that everyone can utilize. These range from in-person courses in prospering environments and online tutoring, to countless free IB resources, including our motivational study skills program at schools delivered by passionate IB graduates. Through us, students are able to improve their knowledge and change their study habits in order to reach their full potential in the IB.

The Birth of Lanterna

The idea of Lanterna was developed from an IB CAS project in 2002. As older students we were helping younger students with their academic performance – everything from helping out with homework to teaching whole topics that students had missed or not understood. For these students, our help turned out to be an invaluable complement to their ordinary teaching.

Tutor teaching IB students

From Idea to Company

In 2003 we had the idea that successful IB graduates could tutor and help younger students and we began running organized courses. We gathered students that had graduated from the IB and gone on to university to study different subjects during the Easter break of 2004. We invited students from schools around Stockholm, Sweden, to take part in our newly formed revision classes. This was the start to our Easter Spring Exam Preparation Courses , which now take place at a handful of locations across Europe!

Summer Courses and Winter Courses

“Why can’t you run summer courses?” – A question that we received so many times that it was impossible to count. Once again we listened to our customers and launched our summer courses in the summer of 2008. Similarly, students have often requested courses to prepare them for their mock exams, since many apply to college with those grades. Accommodating these needs, and those of students just wanting extra revision to prepare themselves for the final exams, we started the winter courses in 2009.

Online Tutoring

We started to offer online tutoring in 2015 to enable students to get support from our amazing tutors wherever and whenever. Through the use of modern technology, students can now start getting support from our elite IB tutors several hours a week through out their whole IB Diploma Programme.

Meet the team behind
the Lanterna courses

Meet the team

Find out what it’s like to
work for Lanterna

Working at Lanterna