International School Oslo

Norlights International School Oslo (NLIS)

Norlights International School Oslo, established in 2015, is a state-funded private school in Oslo, Skådalen. The metro is the closest neighbour to the premises on the Holmenkollen Line.

The school implements the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) and Middle Years Program (MYP). These programs offer high-quality and challenging education for a worldwide community of schools, aiming to create a better, more peaceful world. NLIS is authorized as an IB PYP and MYP World school.

Oslo is a city with a limited number of schools with English as the primary language of instruction intended for primary school children. By offering an international education, NLIS wants to contribute to society. The school opened its doors to 1st – 5th graders in 2015. The school provides all the grades from Grade 1 to Grade 10.

Norlights International School Oslo is one of four subsidiary companies under the Norwegian educational holding company Norlights Education AS.


Our vision is to inspire young minds for lifelong learning and set them on the path of success for their future in a peaceful world.


Our mission is to provide high-quality education, bringing up inquisitive, knowledgeable, productive learners motivated to succeed.

In addition, we aim to nurture internationally-minded compassionate young people with intercultural understanding and respect who strive to create a better and more peaceful world.

The objective is to provide the students with the academic and social skills to help them reach their full potential, enabling them to be open-minded individuals who can think critically and are encouraged to challenge norms and tackle change.



  • Tolerant and understanding students
  • Students and teachers are mindful of the needs and rights of others
  • Our school community is open-minded and inclusive


  • Including and appreciating everyone
  • Staff members are respectful and considerate
  • Being supportive of each other


  • Being responsible in all our words and actions
  • Taking care of the environment
  • Being reliable


  • All students strive to do their best
  • The teaching staff offers a high-quality education
  • Our school community supports the staff members and the students