Education in Oslo

International Schools in Oslo

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For students that wish to attend an international school there are several different options.

Oslo International School
P.O. Box 53 (Street address: Gamle Ringeriksvei 53)
N - 1341 Bekkestua
Tel: 00 47 - 67 53 23 03

British International School of Stavanger
Gauselbakken 107
N - 4032 Gausel
Tel: 00 47 - 51 57 55 99

Lycee Francais
Skovveien 9
0257 Oslo
Tel: +47 22 92 51 20

International School of Stavanger
Treskeveien 3
N - 4040 Hafrsfjord
Tel: 00 47 - 51 55 91 00

International School of Bergen
Vilhelm Bjerknes vei 15
N - 5030 Landafas
Tel: 00 47 - 55 28 77 16

Birralee International School
Bispegt. 9C
N - 7013 Trondheim
Tel: 00 47 - 73 52 16 44

Further information on international schools in Norway available from:
The European Council for International Schools
21B Lavant Street
Hants. GU32 3EL
Tel. 01730-268 244

Private Schools

Until 2005, Norwegian law held private secondary schools illegal unless they offered a "religious or pedagogic alternative". The only private schools were religious (Christian), Steiner/Waldorf, and Danielsen. There are now a few more private school options, including Montessori, Nyskolen and Steiner.

  • Nordstranda montesorriskule - A private school using the Montessori method.
  • St Sunniva Catholic School - academically excellent with a focus on religion

For more information on private schools, consult the section on "International Schools".


Deichmanske Bibliotek is Norway's largest public library. There are over 16 branches in the city of Oslo. The collection includes fiction, non-fiction, and other media. there is also a Multilingual Library, which serves approximately 35 languages.

The cost of a new library card is 20 NOK for patrons aged 16 years and above, 10 NOK if under 16. There is also a charge for replacing a card, and for overdue books.

Deichmanske bibliotek
Arne Garborgs plass 4
N-0179 OSLO
Tel: 23 43 29 00

Update 17/08/2010


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