Welcome to Our World—Academics and more...

I would like to send a warm welcome to everyone who has taken the time to visit our school’s website. Thank you for wishing to learn more about our school community.

Founded in 1966, the International School of Stavanger (ISS) has a long and strong tradition of serving the needs of those seeking an English-language education in the dynamic Stavanger Region.

With nearly 700 students representing some 50 nationalities from six continents, ISS truly is a crossroads of diversity. The largest nationalities are US, UK and Norwegian citizens with substantial numbers of students from Australia, Canada, France, India, Italy, Germany, Poland and The Netherlands as well as students from many other nations.

The ISS vision reminds us that we strive to “inspire a community of responsible, globally-engaged, empowered learners.” On this site, you will find evidence of some of the ways we work together to accomplish that vision.

Our international curriculum has been carefully designed to stretch our students while in Stavanger and prepare them for universities around the world, continuing education programs (for another international assignment or return to a home country) and beyond. Both the IB Diploma and the IGCSE are available for high school students and many years of strong results underscore the dedication of our students and teachers working together.

With a world-class staff, a wonderfully supportive Board of Trustees, extensive facilities, an active and incredibly positive Parent Association and—best of all—a remarkable student body, ISS has much to offer families in the Greater Stavanger Region.

Children are at the centre of what we do and if they succeed then we succeed.


Gareth L Jones  B.Ed (Hons), MBA