Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||16 students / class|
All the details about this school in their own words
|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.
|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.
|Entry evaluation for students||
No, but OIS may request additional information, administer placement tests, or request an extra interview if deemed necessary.
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 bus service available||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
OIS offers many clubs and activities.
|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.