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Welcome to the International School of Stavanger!

Academics and more...

Currently in our 49th year of existence, ISS offers students and families not just a school, but a community. Our core values, Learning—Well-being—Community, influence every aspect of the ISS experience.

This website shares information about the academics and the vibrant extra-curricular life at ISS. From outstanding external examination results to a wealth of after-school activities following an inclusive school ethos to a phenomenal Parent Association, ISS has much to offer its students and parents.

Our Admissions team works with prospective students and parents throughout the year and would be happy to give potential new families a tour of the school. You can either call ahead for an appointment at 51 554300, e-mail or stop by Monday through Friday between 8:00 and 16:00. We are accepting applications for children from three years of age through high school. Thanks for your interest!

Best Regards,

Gareth Jones B.Ed Hons, MBA
Deputy Director

Linda Duevel, BA, MA, MEd, PhD


ISS Highlights

School OverviewThe Marvelettes to Beethoven – Music Front and Centre on the ISS Stage

After months of preparation, ISS high school students proudly presented "Stand" -- a musical production about a boys academy going co-ed during a time of racial and gender inequality. Twistin' the night away, they opened to a full house, celebrating Motown music and exploring music's power to communicate and bring people to common understandings. Now going back in time, earlier this month, a visiting international concert pianist performed Beethoven and other classics for primary and middle schoolers. An enthusiastic audience, they listened extremely well. On stage or in the seats, our students have had fun with music this October!

School OverviewISS Celebrates UN Day and Pink Day

Celebrating ISS' diversity and United Nations Day, on Oct. 24 pre-school children paraded around school in national costume, second grade students performed a UN Day-themed assembly for students and parents (watch them sing "Hello to All of the Children of the World!") and middle school students were assigned countries for class presentations. Also full of spirit this month, middle and high school students and staff sported pink sneakers, blazers and more for "Pink Day" to raise awareness for breast cancer.

School OverviewInternational Speaker and Best-Selling Author Presents at ISS

Celebrated author and psychologist, Dr. Thompson, visited ISS! Dr. Thompson has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, in the New York Times and more. At ISS, Dr. Thompson discussed how to parent responsible children at one of our monthly parent community events, got middle schoolers thinking about friendship and guided high schoolers on college admissions.

School OverviewPre-School Expands and Embraces Innovative Teaching Style

There's a lot happening in our Pre-School. As reported by StavangerNews, ISS teachers are embracing an unique, research-based approach to teaching children. Also, ISS was recently authorised by the Stavanger Kommune to admit more children to its three- and four-year old classes. Apply with Admissions.

School OverviewISS Students Climb Mountains and Build Roads

October's Trip Week is just one of the many chances for ISS students to learn outside classroom walls. Taking to the mountains, our middle schoolers discovered the great Norwegian outdoors while high schoolers explored geography in Svalbard, community service in Thailand, performing arts in London and more — all unique opportunities to expand one's horizons in a new environment!

School OverviewMore Than High Marks -- A Perfect Score

While many expat families were visiting "home" this summer, ISS students received their International Baccalaureate results. And? Two students had a perfect IB score of 45 and two more had 44! Only 0.25% of IB participants around the world reach a 45. ISS is very proud of its students and the experienced teachers who supported the students on their academic journey. ISS is the only international school in Stavanger to currently offer the IB Diploma.

School OverviewRecent Graduates Enter Top Universities This Fall

University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, NYU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. That's just the beginning of a list of universities our 2014 graduates started at this fall. ISS' counselling team has a long, successful history of supporting its students as they prepare for university admissions and this school year we're thinking about our graduates who – apart from those electing to do a gap year for service, work, etc. – are now pursuing higher education at highly-respected universities around the world. Good luck!