Skagerak International School
Framnesveien 7, N-3222, Sandefjord, Norway
Tel: (+47) 33 423800
Fax: (+47) 33 46 93 63
International, IB curricula.
320 students, 4-19 yrs.
Skagerak International School was founded in 1991 and is a private,
co-educational, pre-tertiary institution accountable to an independent
Board of Governors. It seeks to provide an international style and
standard of education designed to accommodate the needs of both Norwegian
and expatriate students.
All students are prepared for the International Baccalaureate.
The administration endeavours to meet the special examination requirements
of individual students upon request.
The Primary and Middle School was opened in 2000 and offers the
IB PYP and MYP programmes. The staff comprises highly experienced
and motivated teachers, most of whom have a background in international
education. All have graduate status.
About 75% of the students are Norwegian although some students
have attended international schools in other parts of the world.
About 25% of the students are foreigners. Considerable emphasis
is placed on career guidance. Most graduating students proceed to
tertiary education or the professions.
The school year runs from mid-August to the end of June with the
mid-year break at Christmas. Skagerak International School offers
a broad range of extra-curricular activities and all students have
the opportunity to participate in exchange programmes or educational
travel to other parts of Europe and Africa. Use is made of the town's
sporting facilities and an annual ski trip is organized. The school
is a member of UNESCO's Soul Project.
Skagerak International School is located in the old Framnes shipyard
administration buildings at the edge of the fjord. These have been
fully restored, modernised and contain specialist science laboratories,
computing, music rooms, a fully equipped photographic studio and
Admission is by formal application to the Skagerak International
SchoolPrincipal and should be accompanied by transcripts of records
from previous schools. All applicants are interviewed, with their
parents, before admission is granted.