Oslo International School
PO Box 53, 1318, Bekkestua, Norway
Tel: (+47) 67 532303
Fax: (+47) 67 591015
ca. 450 students, aged 3-18
International curriculum, Internatioal Baccalaureate diploma
ca. 75 staff
fees: 30,000-135,000 NOK/yr
Founded in 1963, the Oslo International School offers a high quality
English language education for children of all nationalities from
3-18 years of age. The school is a not-for-profit educational trust
and is governed by a 9 member School Board. OIS is accredited by CIS
and NEASC and is Norway's oldest international school.
International Primary Curriculum (IPC), International Baccalaureate
Diploma Programme (IB). The IPC encompasses History, Geography, Science,
Art, Information and Communication Technology, Music, Society and
Personal, Social & Health Education. English, Mathematics, Norwegian,
Drama and Physical Education are taught as stand alone subjects outside
of the IPC curriculum. The IB is a challenging 2-year pre-university
course of study designed for highly motivated students. Choice of
subjects can be made within 6 groups, including Languages, Humanities,
Experimental Sciences, Mathematics and an elective subject. In addition,
all students are required to do Theory of Knowlege, and extended essay
on an aspect of their studies, and Creativity, Action and Service.
All staff members are fully qualified and experienced. Staff represents
15 different nationalities. The majority of the staff permanently
reside in Oslo.
In addition to classrooms and group rooms, the school also has 3 laboratories,
an art room, music and drama room, 2 computer rooms, a domestic science
room, a well-stocked library and a gymnasium. The school has a large
playground and sports field as well as access to further playing fields
and a public swimming pool.
SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY
School is in session from late August to late June. The school day
is from 9.00-15.00 Monday-Thursday and 9.00-14.15 Friday.
At the Oslo International School we seek to create a caring and secure
learning environment in which every member of the school community
will be supported and encouraged to realise his/her potential. Our
aim is to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes
which will prepare them for the challenges of a rapidly changing international