Kristiansand Norway
Kristiansand International School


KIS is a small school situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Norway, itself one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Our student body is made up of international and Norwegian students, some of whom attend KIS long-term, whereas others are here for a shorter period of time.

Whatever their background, or the intended length of stay, our aim is to welcome all of students in Grades 1-10 to an open-minded and hospitable community of learners. Our students are encouraged to think carefully about the world around them, to learn new concepts that are of global significance and to reflect thoughtfully on their own learning.

As an IB World school, authorized to offer the IB’s Primary Years Programme (Grades 1-5) and Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-10), KIS wants all of our students to become globally minded citizens who display the attributes of the IB’s Learner Profile ( We aim to prepare our students for entry into other schools and educational establishments around the world, whatever the educational system or language. To achieve this, our students learn to be resourceful, independent learners with the ability to solve their own problems and seek help when needed.

We encourage these traits by offering a rich inquiry-based curriculum. With subject knowledge not linked to any particular nationality or national curriculum, we focus on fostering in our students a strong conceptual understanding of their learning; an understanding that will be transferable to new situations and new knowledge.

Lastly, our staff members work hard to make the students’ learning meaningful. An aspect of fun in the way that our students are taught provides them with the motivation needed to do well and to feel proud of themselves and their achievements. This work by our staff is repaid by our students who are positive about school and about learning and keen to do their best.

  • Day school tuition No Information
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    10th Grade/Year 11
  • Year founded 2008
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula IB Middle Years, IB Primary Years
  • Type Co-ed

Admissions Information

Entry Requirements

As an international school, the school works to support students and families who maybe relocated outside Norway. The schoolbelieves that by following an internationalcurriculum based on conceptual understanding, students are well equipped to be successful academically, no matter in which education system they are taughtafter KIS. Accordingly, places at the school are prioritised for international families in line with the school’s terms and conditions. The priority groups are as follows:

  1. Students of overseas parent(s) who are working in Norway.
  2. Students of Norwegian parents whose company can confirm that they will work overseas in the future.
  3. Students whose parents are interested in an international education.(see clarification below)Entry for students in priority group three is the exception, rather than the norm.

KIS is not an alternative for children who are regarded as gifted students orparents who think KIS may bea better alternative toan ordinary Norwegian school. Examples of priority group three students who may be accepted could include:
  1. Children who have previously attended international schools and are more comfortable in an international environment.
  2. Children who are living in international families and whose cultural identity is split between Norway and another home country.
  3. Students starting Grade 1 whose parents are committed to an international education for their children.
  4. Parents who live in the Kristiansand area but are seriously planning or thinking of moving abroad maybe takenin consideration as priority 3 students.


School Life

  • Sports teams available Yes
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Uniform required No