Haugesund International school was founded in February 2015 by Haugesund Shipowners Association (Haugesund Rederiforening) and Haugesundregionens Næringsforening (general business association).

The need for an international school was heartfelt in a region of many businesses operating in an international market.

The school opened for the first time in August 2016 with students ranging from 6 to 16 years. In Spring of 2019, Haugesund International School was approved as an International Baccalaureate (IB)School offering the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme  and is authorized as an IB World School.

The school moved to Torvastad, Karmøy and opened the doors in our own buiding in August 2019.  We are excited for the chance to put our stamp on things and to have a location where there is room to grow and for new students to join our learning community.  We hope you will come and visit our school and see for yourself what make HIS a wonderful place to be!