International School of Bergen

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International School of Bergen
MottoLearning for Life
TypeInternational School
PrincipalPaul B. McKenzie
Academic staff
27 teachers, 40 employees in total
Vilhelm Bjerknesvei 15, N-5081
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The International School of Bergen is an international school in Bergen, Norway. It caters for primary school to senior high school level.

History and programmes[edit]

The International School of Bergen, founded in 1975, is a non-profit, co-educational day school which has been accredited since 1985 by the European Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and is governed by a democratically elected Board of Trustees. ISB provides an English language education, based on US/UK models, for children of expatriate families as well as local residents of the Bergen community. It offers the International Baccalaureate programmes applicable to its current age range (IB Primary Years Programme and IB Middle Years Programme). It no longer offers the IB Diploma Programme.

Staff and enrollment[edit]

As of 2012, the school has 40 employees in total, of whom 27 are teachers. Approximately 40% of the teaching staff is British, 30% American and 30% are from other countries, including India, France and Norway. At any one time about 215 children from approximately thirty nations are enrolled. The countries with largest representation in the student body are UK, USA, India and Norway. ISB's educational program has been designed to meet the needs of its international student body.

Facilities and location[edit]

The facilities include a library with an integrated media centre, a gymnasium, a computer room, art and music rooms and science laboratory. Nearby swimming and ice-skating facilities are also used.

The school is located at 60°21′20″N 5°21′29″E / 60.3556°N 5.358085°E / 60.3556; 5.358085Coordinates: 60°21′20″N 5°21′29″E / 60.3556°N 5.358085°E / 60.3556; 5.358085

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