The International School of Stavanger is proud to be fully accredited and validated by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). These accreditations reflect the commitment of the school to the highest standards of education and require regular, rigorous assessment, examination and continuous improvement of all school operations and resources.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to the doctoral level.


Council of International Schools

The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a global membership community committed to high quality international education and a premier organisation for the accreditation of international schools. CIS provides services to primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions and individuals that share these ideals: a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and a commitment to high quality international education.


International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly-respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world. The IB Diploma Programme, which ISS has offered for 20 years, is universally recognised as an excellent preparation for higher education.


International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

Developed by the University of Cambridge (UK), IGCSE is a leading international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide and a solid preparation for students entering our IB Diploma Programme.


Memberships and Affiliations

The International School of Stavanger is also members of, or affiliated with, leading international education organisations, such as:

  • European Collaborative of International Schools (ECIS)
  • Council of British International Schools (COBIS)
  • Common Ground Collaborative (CGC) – Founding School
  • Northwest European Council of International Schools (NECIS)
  • Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS)
  • International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA)
  • Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE)
  • Pamoja Education
  • Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs (NOB)
The Visiting Team would like to recognize the commitment of the Board and the school leadership team for their drive and determination to provide a high-quality education for all ISS students. Your work in the classroom, in the administrative offices, the cafeteria, and in the maintenance of the school grounds provides the foundation for the wonderful education that every student clearly enjoys at ISS. You should take great pride in the wonderful learning environment which supports well-being for all within the school and wider community. – Visiting Accreditation Team
COBIS Head Office would like to congratulate the International School of Stavanger as a whole for continuing to provide truly world-class education. – COBIS Connect (April 2016)