The International School of Bergen - providing an internationally accredited education serving the business and Bergen communities.


Shaping the future with caring and confident citizens of the world.


The purpose of the Foundation is to provide an internationally accredited education serving the business and Bergen communities and thereby foster in young people intercultural understanding and a respect for human rights towards the furtherance of a more tolerant, peaceful and globally responsible society. The Foundation operates on a not-for-profit basis. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees.


Internationalism/Interculturalism in education at ISB is characterized by the development of the knowledge, attitudes and skills which empower us to know ourselves, celebrate diversity, respect and express multiple perspectives and become responsible contributors to the global society. An international education facilitates a holistic approach which promotes the development of transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary skills and knowledge. The ISB community is made up of internationally-minded people who demonstrate a willingness to learn from others and their experiences, and reflect on how they can take action to create change or make a difference towards a more just and peaceful world.


  • Coming together and working towards a common goal
  • Supporting, motivating and valuing others
  • Strong partnerships creating a genuine feeling of family
  • Safe, caring and friendly environment
  • Appreciating and including everyone
  • Developing hearts and minds
  • Being true, fair and honest to ourselves and others
  • Basing decisions on what is best for the greater good
  • Trying to always do our best
  • Demonstrating the courage to be ourselves
  • Treating others as we wish to be treated
  • Embracing and celebrating individual and cultural diversity
  • Being open-minded and learning from others
  • Valuing ourselves
  • Taking care of our own and others’ property
  • Being accountable for our words and actions
  • Taking care of the environment
  • Contributing positively
  • Creating a stimulating learning environment
  • Striving to be dynamic world citizens


We believe that the education provided at ISB should reflect the school’s core values and objectives.
Our international curriculum allows ISB students to evolve into confident individuals and caring citizens of the world.
We believe that:

A successful school celebrates similarities and differences, encourages the development of global citizens, promotes a healthy and secure learning environment, enjoys a supportive and involved community and connects with the rest of the world
– Community

All learners can experience success, gain self confidence, become self-directed learners and become positive contributors in a community of different cultures
– Integrity

An effective community of learners is knowledgeable in their respective content areas, have different teaching styles, recognize and work with different learning styles and unique talents and work hard to grow personally and professionally
– Respect

A successful educational programme meets the needs of and actively involves all students, supports student growth and success, is integrated, continually developing, multi-dimensional, inquiry based and models life skills
– Responsibility


ISB aims to:

Provide a positive and enriched learning environment for all
– Community

Uphold the rights of all individuals and build academic honesty while developing lifelong learning skills
– Integrity

Foster an atmosphere of cooperation, open mindedness and a positive attitude towards ourselves and others
– Respect

Offer a quality educational programme which is adaptable to the needs of students and develops the skills for lifelong learning
– Responsibility

Apply here!
The school is accepting applications for placement in the Early Childhood Centre, Lower School and Upper School throughout the school year.