Vision Statement

Inspire a community of responsible, globally engaged, empowered learners.

Mission Statement

ISS provides an internationally accredited, engaging and challenging English-language education in a supportive, multi-cultural environment where students have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Our Aim

Our aim is to enable students to become self-determining, respectful, responsible, contributing global citizens who will succeed in continuing educational programmes and beyond.

Our Values


At ISS, we believe everyone is capable of learning and achieving. Developing a passion for and love of learning is key to students becoming lifelong learners. Students are encouraged to reflect and develop an awareness of one’s own learning process. In preparing for an ever-changing global community, we inspire learners to develop collaborative, creative, critical-thinking and technological skills.


At ISS, we value the whole child and believe students leading physically and emotionally healthy, ethical, active and balanced lives in a safe environment will contribute to their self-esteem and enable them to become more effective learners.


At ISS, we celebrate the spirit of belonging and a sense of community at the school, local and global levels. Respecting diversity and valuing international and intercultural understanding, the school fosters actions intended to make positive contributions to a more equitable and sustainable world.


ISS has developed the following strategic planning domains and operational objectives in order to translate our vision, mission, aim and values into practice.

Core Objectives

Learning : Promote learning and foster intellectual growth at all grade levels.

Well-being : Provide a safe environment that nurtures the emotional, physical and developmental needs of all its students and promote the basis for a safe, healthy and meaningful working environment for students and staff.

Community : Foster meaningful, multi-cultural relationships, provide support for internationally mobile families, communicate effectively and encourage positive contributions in the school, local and global communities.

Supporting Objectives

Governance and Leadership: Maintain effective governance and leadership to insure optimal operation of the school.

Infrastructure and Resources: Maintain an appropriate infrastructure to create a safe, pleasant and effective learning environment.

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International Education

Our holistic international education can be visualised as an education of the head (understandings), heart (attitudes) and hands (skills/service). 

We really want to praise the way that the school, that you, make the most important values prevail amongst students and teachers. Respect, responsibility, caring, individuality … values that make children grow confidently and that I’ve never seen applied with such consistency and priority than at ISS. – Former Middle School Parent (2017)
Oh I love that school so much … I’ve met some of the kids from there and their understanding of culture and compassion is amazing! – Stavanger Community Member (2018)