International School of Stavanger

International School of Stavanger

The International School of Stavanger (ISS) has existed in Stavanger since 1966 and at last count was the largest independent school in Norway. We are an English speaking, non-profit international school, educating students from Pre-school through Grade 12. We currently have 527 students from over 40 countries; this includes 19% Americans; 17% British; and 16% Norwegians, our three largest groups. We also have 117 staff from over 20 countries, and seventy-six of the staff are teachers. We teach an international and transportable curricula (International Baccalaureate and IGCSE) for transient international families who are primarily associated with oil companies or NATO, as well as a smaller percentage of local or localized families who wish for an international education in an international school environment. ISS is located on a beautiful grounds by the local fjord where the most famous Viking battle in Norway occurred. ISS offers a full program for students that includes strong academics, as well as many clubs and activities. Our sports teams play against the NECIS family of schools in Europe and our students and staff regularly travel to European destinations. Norway is safe, clean, and beautiful country in which to work.

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1966
Private
Not for Profit
ISS Board of Trustees
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Not for Profit
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Cambridge International Examination (IGCSE/A-Level)
Council of International Schools (CIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
IB DP

Contact Information
Treskeveien 3
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Hafrsfjord
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4043
51554300
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Education Information
IB DP
UK-IGCSE
English
PreK
12

Tuition Fees
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Teacher Information
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Student Information
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Teaching Information
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Job Types and Salaries

Visa Requirements
School Benefits
Number of Contract Days
180 teaching days and 8 in-service/induction days
Starting Salary Range
salary and foreign service premium combined from 390,000 NOK to 659,000 NOK
Taxes
first 4 years teachers pay 8.2% on gross salary in Norwegian tax
Savings Potential
Norwegian pension provides 18.1% of gross salary plus private pension of 7% of salary

Savings is certainly possible but depends on lifestyle choices.
Accommodation
foreign service premium allowance is a part of salary that typically covers accomodation
Flights/Transport
inbound to Norway then home leave flights paid annually after the second year
Utilities
none
Furniture
none
Moving Allowance
yes
Dependent Opportunities
included for first 4 years
Medical
Norwegian national health program plus worldwide Cigna private medical insurance including USA and pre-existing conditions.
Dental
children of school age are covered by the national health care system
Disability
private disability insurance including pension coverage
Other
Professional development and study grant options are available annually with principal approval.