At a glance
Asker International School is a new school recently established within the municipality of Asker kommune. The school first opened its doors in August 2013.
Starting with 5 grades and expanding vertically every year, the school offers an IB structured curriculum. The school started in 2013 with 39 students and 8 employees. We now have approximately 300 students and 36 staff employed in either part-time or full-time positions. We are fortunate to have waiting lists for almost all our grades.
We are currently registered as an authorised world school in both the Primary Years Programme and the Middle Years Programme. So far we have representation from over 40 nationalities within our small school community and look forward to expanding this representation to create a truly international environment.
From August we will have 10 classes in our Primary section and we are introducing our first grade 10 class to the Middle Years Programme, meaning we are undertaking the personal project for the first time this year.
We have parallel classes in PYP and currently only single classes from grades 6 to 10. We have a maximum capacity of 20 students per class.
Our subject provision in the Middle Years Programme is Mathematics, English, Norwegian, Sciences, Individuals and Societies, Physical Education, Performing arts (Visual Arts currently in grade 6), Design, Spanish (G8-G10) and Mandarin. We do not have an elective foreign language at present. This will probably change as we expand into parallel classes in grades 6-10.
Municipality of Asker
Approximately 100km2 in size with almost 60,000 inhabitants, Asker is located on the outskirts of Oslo, just a 20-minute train ride from the city centre. With forests and hillsides on its verges, the coast to the south and the E18 motorway linking the capital to the south running through its centre, Asker provides the best of both worlds – access to a cultural hub, retreat to the surrounding nature.