Kristiansand International School (KIS) opened in January 2008 with just five teachers and 15 students. The school was founded to serve the needs of the international business community in Kristiansand. KIS has since expanded and now offers an international education to around 100 students from 30 countries, taught by 18 staff members representing 8 countries. The school was International Baccalaureate authorised to offer both the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in 2011.
Places at the school are prioritised for international families in line with the school's terms and conditions and admissions policy. The school was initially opened as a state or public school, but is now a private school under section 2:12 of Norway's Education Act. The school is owned by Stiftelsen (foundation) Kristiansand International School, but remains fee-free, thanks to generous support from both Kristiansand kommune (Council) and various companies who sponsor the school's foundation.
KIS is situated in the eastern part of Kristiansand, in Lund. The school has recently moved into a brand new building on the campus the school shares with the Mottakskole (receiving school for new migrants) and the Adult Education Centre (Kongsgård skolesenter). This location has nearby parking areas and is on local bus routes.
The new school building includes ten classrooms, a music room, a science lab, an art room, a library with ICT facilities and a small auditorium. The campus includes the use of a swimming pool and sports hall located a short distance from the school building, as well as newly developed school grounds that provide a safe and secure environment for all ages of student.
If you are interested in your child receiving education at Kristiansand International School, please submit the application form.