At the International School of Stavanger, our international curriculum draws upon best practices from several national curricular models, including those from North America, United Kingdom, Australia and international curricula. It supports our core values of Learning, Well-being and Community.

ISS uses a curriculum written and updated to specifically meet the changing needs of our students, rather than tied to any one national curriculum. Our international curriculum helps prepare students for their next move, either back to a home country or another international school. The curriculum is tied to attainment standards typical of accredited international schools.

Students work in classrooms with one homeroom teacher for:

  • English Language Arts (Reading and Writing)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Information Technology

Focused on a well-rounded education, there are specialist instructors and classrooms for:

  • Art
  • Music (General Music and Choir plus Band or Orchestra/Strings in Grade 5)
  • Physical Education
  • Library
  • Norwegian