An International
World School

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Sandness International School (SDIS) is dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience that combines individuality with teamwork. Our commitment to innovative teaching methods reflects our understanding of the ever-changing educational landscape.

SDIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school and a proud member of UNESCO, UN Educational, and the Norwegian International Baccalaureate School.

At SDIS, we encourage active participation in a dynamic learning environment where every student is equally supported and respected.

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Understanding the IB Program?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a globally recognized organization at the forefront of world education. The IB diploma program focuses on developing confident, caring, and knowledgeable young individuals, empowering students up to 19 years old to take ownership of their learning and acquire real-life skills to thrive in an ever-evolving world.

The IB Organization collaborates with schools and governments worldwide to create innovative educational programs. Choosing an IB world school like SDIS ensures an education that fosters active compassion and embraces diversity, regardless of initial differences.

For over 50 years, the IB diploma program has provided a robust framework for world-class education. Its adaptability and international approach cater to students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The IB Organization also supports teachers in nurturing confident, self-motivated students who possess the knowledge and skills to contribute positively to the world.

As an International Baccalaureate school, SDIS aligns with the IB Organization’s mission to empower young people, irrespective of their backgrounds.

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Benefits of the IB Diploma Program

Studying at an IB world school like SDIS offers numerous advantages:

  • Subject Variation: IB world schools offer a wide range of subjects, including languages, mathematics, arts, and sciences. This diversity fosters a well-rounded knowledge base, benefiting applications to business, economics, and politics-related universities.
  • Internationally Accepted Diploma: The IB diploma is recognized globally, offering students the opportunity to experience different countries and cultures. It opens doors to universities worldwide.
  • Well-Rounded Skills: The IB program emphasizes communication skills, both verbal and written, through debates, discussions, research projects, analysis, and writing courses. These skills prove invaluable in university life.
  • Academic and Social Development: Critical thinking and cultural awareness are encouraged, leading to improved academic and social characteristics. This prepares students for success in their chosen universities.

The IB program at SDIS comprises two educational programs:

  • Primary Years (PYP) for students aged 6-12
  • Middle Years (MYP) for students aged 13-16

Application Requirements

Applying to SDIS is a straightforward process conducted via Google Forms. The application includes personal details and questions about your interest in the IB program and SDIS.

The application deadline is 25th September each year. If applications exceed the school’s capacity, priority will be given based on the following criteria:

  • Children of SDIS employees or board members.
  • Siblings of current students.
  • Students with international experience.
  • Students with at least one non-Norwegian parent.
  • Geo-proximity to SDIS.
  • Date of application.

Applying to SDIS:

  • Read the Admission Policy.
  • Complete the online application.
  • Review the age guidelines on the website.

Fees: SDIS charges an annual fee of 35,950 NOK for grades 1 to 7 and 37,105 NOK for grades 8-10. Sibling discounts are available for second, third, and subsequent children enrolled.