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International School of Stavanger

Welcome to the International School of Stavanger!

The 2015-2016 academic year is particularly special at the International School of Stavanger as we enter our 50th year of offering a first-class international education within the region on a well-resourced, purpose-built campus, catering for students aged 3 to 18, including a French Maternelle.

ISS offers students and families not just a school, but also a community. We are a diverse and active community, a positive and supportive community, and an engaged learning community. Our core values, Learning—Well-being—Community, influence every aspect of the ISS experience.

From its inception in 1966, ISS has offered a robust academic programme. Rigorous external validation has taken place since 1974 via The Council of International Schools (CIS) and The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation. Additionally, ISS has a well-established history of delivering excellent external examination results.

ISS has successfully prepared students for:

  • British I/GCSE examinations for 30 years
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for 20 years
  • International School Assessments (the international school version of the PISA assessments) for 13 years

This has enabled our student body, comprising over 50 nationalities, to successfully transition to and from both national and international educational systems, as well as gain admission to competitive universities and colleges on all continents.

At ISS we also recognise that academics by themselves are not enough if children are to succeed in the future. As such, we deliver an inclusive education that seeks to meet the needs of the whole child, nurturing their well-being and fostering a strong sense of community. We offer a multitude of after-school activities, and we have a phenomenal, welcoming Parent Association that is incredibly supportive of our students, school and transitioning families.

Our Admissions team works with prospective students and parents throughout the year. You can either call 51554300 or e-mail for an appointment. If you are passing by, please do not hesitate to drop in.

I encourage you to explore our website or Facebook page to learn more about us.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Gareth L Jones B.Ed Hons, MBA

ISS Highlights

ISS 50th anniversaryJoin Us for Our 50th Opening Ceremony

21 September: The International School of Stavanger (ISS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the 2015-2016 academic year. For this special jubilee, we invite you to a 50th opening ceremony on Friday, 25 September from 19:00-21:00. Several key speakers from the Stavanger community are lined up to reflect on the past 50 years and look ahead to the next 50 years (offering local and global perspectives). Join us!

Another Strong Academic Year at ISS2015 IB and IGCSE Marks Demonstrate Another Strong Academic Year for ISS Students

18 September: This summer, ISS students eagerly awaited and received their International Baccalaureate and IGCSE results. The highest score achieved by the 60+ ISS students who took all of the IB Diploma examinations was 44 points out of 45 possible points and the mean total score was 34 points, which is well above the world average of 29.7. A fine mark of academic success, six students achieved 40 or more points out of the maximum of 45. ISS is very proud of its students and the experienced teachers who supported them on their academic journey.

ISS Pre-School Programme 2015!ISS Pre-School Programme Gives Children New Hands-on Opportunities

16 September: Last school year, the pre-school teachers embraced an unique and research-based approach to teaching children. In 2015-16, our 3- to 5-year-old children continue to explore their interests and discover the world through several learning studios, including Nature & Science; Creative Arts & Design; Tinkering; and Imagination. Here's a visual tour of the spaces

ISS Student-Athletes - Vestcup tournament in StavangerISS Student-Athletes Play Hard, Play Well

15 September: Congratulations to the more than 80 ISS student-athletes who competed this past weekend. ISS had 11 girls volleyball teams competing at the Vestcup tournament in Stavanger and the U13 boys football/soccer team showed off their skills at the ConocoPhillips tournament. All students should be commended for their fine sportsmanship on and off the courts and field.

2015 graduates'Good Luck' to Our 2015 Graduates

14 September: ISS wishes the best to our 2015 graduates who are now starting university, folk school, a new job or volunteering around the world. From the University of Cambridge in England to the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, we know you'll contribute in your own positive ways as you take on new adventures in various corners of the world. Good luck!

Back-to-School Birthday Bash celebrating ISS' 50thThe Best Birthday Bash Yet

11 September: Thanks to the hundreds of parents, teachers and students who came to the Back-to-School Birthday Bash celebrating ISS' 50th. With food and fun aplenty, the ISS Parent Association did a fabulous job organising this special bash. See pictures of the event

Morning Connections at International School of StavangerMorning Connections Announces 2015-16 Line-Up

9 September: The 'Morning Connections' series for parents returns to ISS in 2015-16 with several important and intriguing topics. In August, Preben Fålck from Stavanger Turistforening shared ideas for family-friendly outdoor adventures. In September, Catriona Harper from SEEIT (Sexual Exploitation Early Intervention Training) helped parents better understand abuse, anxiety and bullying. Morning Connections is a supportive parent community and venue for learning about education, parenting, expat life and living in Norway.

French Maternelle Opens at ISSFrench Maternelle Opens at ISS

17 August: In August 2015, the new École Maternelle/French Pre-School opens at ISS! We warmly welcome the families joining us from Lycée français de Stavanger and elsewhere. All French families interested in Petite, Moyenne or Grande Sections can apply. More information (in French).

Congratulations, Class of 2015!Happy 50th, ISS!

Entering the 2015-16 academic year, ISS celebrates its 50th year. Today, the International School of Stavanger has become one of the largest international schools in Scandinavia representing approximately 50 nationalities. To commemorate the occasion, we had an all-school assembly the first week of school that included a trip down memory lane (remember vinyl records?) and a special aerial photo. Better yet, check out the video!

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