Haugesund International School is an English-language private elementary and middle school open to students from 6* to 16 years with applicants from the whole country. The school wishes to attract students who have a positive attitude, are highly motivated, eager to learn and wish to participate in the challenging educational program of the International Baccalaureate. The academic year runs from mid-August through to late June.

List of priorities if the number of applications is higher than the school’s capacity:

(If applicants are equal in terms of any of the criteria below, the date of application will be the determining factor.)

  • International students and students who do not have Norwegian as their mother tongue.
  • Siblings of students already registered in the school.
  • Children of permanently employed HIS staff.
  • Students returning to Norway after having attended school abroad.
  • Other candidates will be accepted as they apply, as long as there is availability in the school.

The total enrolment of students in Haugesund International School is governed by the Directorate of Education ‘s overall approval of 190 students. The school aims to have maximum 20 students per class. When coming close to full capacity, a prioritized waiting will be established.

The Decision regarding Admission is an Individual Decision (enkeltvedtak) in accordance with the Public  Administrative Act §2. If parents/guardians disagree with the school’s decision, they may, according to the Public Administrative Act §28 and §29, appeal the matter to the Regional Governor/Fylkesmannen in Rogaland within three weeks. The appeal must be sent via Haugesund International School to the Regional Governor.

For further information, please see the Circular from the Education Directorate 5-2010 “About admission of students to private school entitled to state subsidies – Private School Act §3-1”.

*The calendar year the child will be 6 years