International Education

Oslo International School

PO Box 53, 1318 Bekkestua, Norway
Tel: (+47) 67 818290
Fax: (+47) 67 818291
Email: ois. main@oslois. no
Web site: http: //www.oslointernationalschool. no


Head of School - Tom Baker
Primary Principal - Derek Hall
Deputy Head of School/CFO - Knut S?lie
Secondary Principal - Peter Luitjens
Board Chair - Ragnar Horn
Deputy Primary Principal - Sue Danielsen
Deputy Secondary Principal - John Town
Deputy Primary Principal - Alex Loendorf
Admissions Coordinator - Suzi Andersen
University/Careers Adviser - Linda Jensen
SecondaryCounsellor - Cara Lange
Secondary Counsellor - Diane Cooper
Primary Counsellor - Salli Baker

Full time:   12 men, 45 women
Part time:   5 men, 19 women
Nationalities:  16   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

:   International, IB

Age Range: 3-18
Total Enrolment: 556
Nationalities: 47
295 boys, 261 girls
Lower Primary: 131
Upper Primary: 151
Lower Secondary: 175
Upper Secondary: 99

Day only: NKr 81090-NKr 200500
Other Fees: School transport: NKr 15000; Application fee NKr 2500; Registration fee NKr 15000
Learning Support Programme
Founded in 1963, the school is the only English-speaking school in the Oslo area that offers a comprehensive curriculum for students aged 3 to 18. This includes the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program.
OIS caters for children of all nationalities who are in Oslo for a specific period or who intend to continue with an English language education. Non-English-speaking children receive EAL instruction. Group work and individual tuition are features of the teaching given.
Year 11 is a Pre-IB year and the programme is designed to include specific elements that prepare students for the IB Diploma programme offered in Years 12 and 13.
All teachers are well-qualified and experienced. Many of the staff are permanently resident in Norway. The students normally remain for an average of two/three years, though a small number go right through the school.
School hours are from 08: 50 to 15: 05. The school year is from mid August to mid June. Extra-curricular activities are available, and skiing instruction is part of the Primary and Secondary programmes in winter.
The school is located in a suburban area, about fifteen minutes' drive from Oslo. The Upper Secondary Section is located in a building adjacent to the main site. This includes five classrooms, a study area, common room and offices.
The main facilities have been enhanced to provide extensions which include a new wing for Lower Primary, opened in January 2008. The school has also recently added a new science block and library. In addition to these there are in all 45 classrooms, two computer rooms, a kitchen for food science, a gymnasium and a music and drama room. There is adequate playground space on site and a sports field and sports hall nearby.
When appropriate, reports/transcripts from the previous school must be provided. Interviews are arranged before admission, and placement tests may be administered.