We are delighted you are considering applying to the International School of Stavanger.

Applications are reviewed on a “rolling admissions” basis, meaning we accept students throughout the year.

Step 1

Enquire with our Admissions Office (or visit). This step begins the admissions process and puts you in touch with our Admissions Officer who will be in contact by e-mail to answer questions and receive your application(s).

Step 2

To apply, select the application forms below most appropriate for your child’s school/section. This application checklist and our FAQ section will help guide you as well. All of the application requirements must be completed and received for your children to be considered.

Note: Pre-School applicants need to apply directly with ISS as well as through the Stavanger Kommune.

Grade Placement: For information regarding grade placements and age guidelines at ISS, refer to the guide here. The relevant Principal and Director decide on admission and grade placement after reviewing a child’s birth date, previous school records and the years of successful equivalent schooling completed.

Review and Timing: As soon as we receive all of the required documents, the Principal/Head of the relevant section (Early Childhood, Primary, Middle or High School) and other members of the educational team review the application. We then inform you of the decision and next steps usually within three to five working days.

Step 3

If your schedule allows, come and discover our vibrant learning community for yourself. Schedule a tour.




All Applicants

Application Checklist (download pdf) Application for Admission Pre-School-Grade 12 (download pdf)

Early Childhood and Primary School

Early Childhood Growth and Development Form (download pdf) Confidential School Recommendation For Pre-School-Grade 1 Applicants (download pdf) Confidential School Recommendation For Grade 2-8 Applicants (download pdf)

Middle School

Confidential School Recommendation For Grade 2-8 Applicants (download pdf) Personal Statement For Grade 6-12 Applicants (download pdf)

High School

Confidential School Recommendation and Student Profile For Grade 9-12 Applicants (download pdf) Personal Statement For Grade 6-12 Applicants (download pdf)
I am as confident as ever that ISS has been the right choice for all of our 4 daughters. –  Former ISS Parent (2015)