The school wishes to accept all qualified applicants and shall make every effort to provide the facilities needed for expected enrolment.

Admission shall be based on data submitted as required by the Director, in consultation with the professional staff, to determine:

1. the potential of the applicant to benefit from the educational services available, and
2. the capacity of the school to meet the educational needs of the applicant.

The School(Grades 1 through 10) does not have the facilities to cater for students with severe physical or learning disabilities.


Entry priority for new students in the Pre-school and Kindergarten program will be given to:

1) children of internationally mobile families
a) company-sponsored students
b) other internationally mobile students
2) siblings of previously enrolled students
3) those children whose language background, sex and age best meet the needs of the group as a whole
4) students wishing to enroll on a five-day basis


Entry priority for new students in Grades One through Ten will be given to:

1) children of internationally mobile families
a) company-sponsored students
b) other internationally mobile students
2) siblings of previously-enrolled students

Class assignment is determined by a review of past records and placement, age and a personal interview. If there are insufficient records, an Admissions Interview is required.

There are different factors taken into account when determining the tuition fee applicable. Therefore, please contact the School Office for more details. Company sponsored students needs a Company Sponsored Tuition Schedule signed by a representative of the sponsoring company.

The Admissions Process involves 3 steps:

  1. Application Process
  2. Placement Process
  3. Welcome and Transition Process

1. APPLICATION PROCESS

Pre-school and Kindergarten admissions are made in collaboration with the central database maintained by Bergen Kommune. For this reason, parents applying for admission to our Preschool and Kindergarten programmes are required to complete the ISB application form in addition to the application forms issued by Bergen Kommune. If you have an difficulties filling in the form in Norwegian, there are information avaiable in other languages, otherwise please contact the School Office for assistance. Please keep in mind that students starting Preschool 3 in August, need to turn 3 years old by 31st December of that year. For students leaving ISB, there's one month notice for termination.

Grades 1 to 10 are required to complete the ISB application form in addition to submitting school records for 2 complete years showing evidence of formal schooling, including any Individual Education Plans.

2. PLACEMENT PROCESS

The Placement Process determines which grade a student will enter. The aim is to ensure that students are placed in the grade most suitable for their learning, social development and chronological age. (If in doubt, please consult the comparative age/grade reference). A formal offer of enrolment may be made after the information for Steps 1 and 2 is received and validated.

The student will visit the school for a day, during which the student will be assessed formally and informally in English language proficiency and mathematics in order to assist with grade placement. The school may request the student to complete these tests at their current school if a visit is not possible.

Required for Placement

  • Placement assessment results
  • Samples of student work and/or portfolio (can be brought on the day of the visit)
  • Information about previous placement and length of anticipated stay in Norway
  • Standardised test results, if available.

3. WELCOME AND TRANSITION

Once assigned to a class, we wish to ensure that the newly-placed student is able to adjust to the new school environment as quickly as possible. This will involve informing the teacher(s) about the new enrolment, in addition to appointing a buddy to help the student through the start of school.

A Welcome Package from the school office/class teacher which includes health service information and handbooks will also be provided.