Our mission

Why choose KIS and the International Baccalaureate?

Kongsberg International School is committed to developing intuitive, ingenious and divergent thinkers in the service of global society.

We strive for excellence, mentoring our students to find their element via self-discovery, creative and practical competencies, and inspiration. We seek conceptual and critical thinking in the grasp of ideas, technologies, relationships and processes. We value collaboration as creators and extend ourselves to others as tolerant and caring members of the world community. We aim to be outstanding communicators, innovators and ambassadors in a world of change. We commit to putting learning into action.

KIS is an IB World School, and our mission is in alignment with the International Baccalaureate Organization mission statement:

The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end, the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

For more information, please refer to www.ibo.org