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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: kr 22,000
to: kr 264,200
Address: Gamle Ringeriksvei 53, 1357 Bekkestua, Norway
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Students come to OIS from across the globe with 58% from Europe, 22% from Asia, 15% from North America, 3% from South America, and 2% from countries in Africa and the Middle East.

Ratio of local students to international students

Approx a quarter of our student body is local, many of which are dual nationality.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Students who meet OIS' admission requirement but are in need of English language support will receive support from the ELL department.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Norwegian, Spanish, French

Average number of students per class

The average class size is 15 students in Primary School and 17 in Secondary.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, in Lower Primary and Pre-School

Use of technology in the classroom

We introduce children to technology early, but time is carefully managed on this in their early years. Children have access to ipads, laptops, our technology lab and innovation space.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, our classrooms are set up to access online video conferencing.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We introduce students to different cultures and religions, and take pride in celebrating diversity. We do not practice any particular religion at our school since our students have many different and diverse backgrounds.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Almost all of our students go on to higher education institutions after they graduate from OIS.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we offer English as an Additional Language and Support for Learning programmes.

Student access to education psychologist

We have two full-time emotional counsellors supporting Primary and Secondary children.

Entry evaluation for students

No, but OIS may request additional information, administer placement tests, or request an extra interview if deemed necessary.

Waiting list

OIS does not retain a waiting list. Applicants who meet OIS requirements but were unsuccessful due to lack of space are invited to re-apply.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Families intending to enrol in OIS at the beginning of a school year (typically August) are encouraged to submit their application and supporting documentation by 1 March.

Students can join after academic year begins

Families relocating to Norway and intending to educate their child(ren) in English are invited to apply to OIS at any time. Students from these families may begin attending OIS throughout the school year.

School start time

School starts at 08:45 in Primary and Lower Secondary. Some IB classes in Upper Secondary begin at 08:00.

School finish time

School finishes at 15:05. Some IB classes in Upper Secondary finish at 15:45.

Supervised care before/after school

A playclub is available to our younger students at the end of the school day.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

We offer warm lunches (on a sign-up basis) three days per week.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

The warm lunch service caters to those needs.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

OIS offers many clubs and activities.

Sports activities included

Physical Education calsses are obligatory to all students from Pre-School through to Pre-IB.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. We have several sports teams and participate in several competitions at home and away each year.

Facilities at the school

Library, Science & Computer Labs, Innovation Space.

Sports facilities at the school

Two large sports halls and a multi-purpose hall.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Founded in 1963, Oslo International School is a fully accredited independent international day school for students from 3 to 19 years of age (Pre-School to IB Diploma).

OIS is located in modern, architecturally unique facilities in a green suburban neighbourhood close to a public transportation hub. A school bus service is on offer to all children.

Teaching approach of the school

OIS' mission is to provide a broad, stimulating and balanced high quality education that is anchored in a diverse, dynamic and supportive school community.

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