Kongsberg International School is a non-profit foundation established in 2002 by Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS, Kongsberg Automotive ASA and Kongsberg Nærings- og Handelskammer (Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

The school opened its doors in August 2003. The purpose of the school is to serve Kongsberg and its surrounding communities by providing a high quality international education for students, based on the International Baccalaureate Programme (www.ibo.org), using English as the principal medium of instruction.

Although many of our students are Norwegian, a growing international community in Kongsberg and Buskerud has provided enrolment of students from over 22 nations.

KIS is an IB World School, which is fully authorized in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students from ages 3 to 11, and Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students from ages 11 to16. Kongsberg Videregående School, in partnership with KIS, offers a fully authorized IB Diploma Programme for students from age 16 at its campus just a short distance from KIS.

The three programmes are designed to develop students' intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. We aim to offer a very high standard of education at KIS, and strive to keep class sizes small. We hope that you find our website informative. Please do not hesitate to contact us at office@kischool.org if you require further information or would like to arrange a visit.


Why choose KIS and the International Baccalaureate?

KIS is committed to providing a quality educational experience for all of its community. We do this through the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and in collaboration with the local High School, the Diploma Programme, of the International Baccalaureate Organization.  All three programmes:

  • Have a strong international dimension
  • Draw on content from the educational cultures of the world
  • Require study across a broad range of subjects
  • Include both individual subjects and transdisciplinary areas
  • Give special emphasis to learning languages
  • Focus on developing the skills of learning
  • Provide opportunities for individual and collaborative planning and research
  • Encourages students to become responsible members of their community

Alongside this, all three programmes aim to develop a set of values throughout the IB community called the Learner Profile.

‘The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better, more peaceful world’

What can I be? International Baccalaurate Organization, 2007.