International School of Bergen
Vilhelm Bjerknesvei 15, 5081, Bergen, Norway
Tel: (+47) 55 306330
Fax: (+47) 55 306331
National, IB, curricula.
180 students, 3-16 yrs.
The International School of Bergen, founded in 1975, is a non-profit,
co-educational day school which has been accredited since 1985 by
the European Council of International Schools and the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges, and is governed by a democratically
elected Board of Trustees. ISB provides an English language education,
based on US/UK models, for children of expatriate families as well
as local residents of the Bergen community.
Currently enrolling children from twenty-five nations, ISB's educational
program, which culminates in the International Baccalaureate Middle
Years Program, has been designed to meet the needs of its international
student body. Norwegian (both native language and as a foreign language),
French, computer, art and technology, music and physical education
are required courses for all students in addition to the core courses
of mathematics, science, social studies and language arts. ESL assistance
The school, located approximately 3km from Bergen center, is a
purpose-built facility and enjoys, in addition to individual classrooms,
a library, a gymnasium (nearby swimming and ice skating facilities
are also used), computer room, art and music rooms and a well-equipped
science laboratory. Academic and recreational field trips are an
important part of the ISB curriculum and full advantage is taken
of the uniquely beautiful countryside which surrounds Bergen.
All teaching staff hold university degrees in education and are
experienced professionals. The 180-day school year, beginning in
mid-August and ending in mid-June is divided into three academic
terms. Christmas, Easter and local holidays are observed.
Admission is contingent upon the school's ability to offer a program
suitable to the applicant's needs. Class assignment is determined
by review of past records and placement, age and a personal interview.
Only limited assistance is available for children with learning