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Citizens and residents of Norway have access to free public schooling, but expats may prefer the option of private or international schooling for their children. International schools in Oslo generally offer the International Baccalaureate (IB), although there are also French and German schools and those that offer the British IGSCE at the middle school level, providing expats with more choices for their kids.
International schools in Oslo
The British School of Oslo will officially open its doors to students in September 2023. With a curriculum recognised in more than 150 countries, The British School of Oslo's focus on academic excellence will create a structured pre-university learning experience, ensuring its students gain admission into the world's top universities. Read more
Ages: 15 to 19
Deutsche Schule Oslo
Curriculum: German and IB
Ages: 5 to 18
Lycée Français René Cassin d’Oslo
Curriculum: French, Norwegian and IB
Ages: 3 to 16
Northern Lights International School
Ages: 3 to 19
Oslo International School
Ages: 3 to 18
►For an overview of the schooling system, see Education and Schools in Oslo
"I work for an international school (International School of Bergen) which is a great place to send your kids, especially if you are not planning to be in Norway for the long haul. Other than that the school system in my opinion is fantastic. All schools are generally equal when it comes to quality, so any school you choose will probably be great."
Check out our interview with British expat Selina to learn more about schools and life in Norway.
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