We aim to develop our students’ enthusiasm for life-long and holistic learning

Overview picture of Arendal city with waterfront and surrounding islands
Foto: Peder Austrud©Visit Sørlandet

Our Location

Arendal has a long history of international trade and was once a famous harbour for Tall Ships. In 2023 Arendal will celebrate 300 years and has a long history of international business, related to shipping and maritime activities.

School Year Calendars

Activity Calendar

School Calendar

AIS School Calendar 2023-2024

AugustPD-days 14th,15th,16th for staff. Students start
Thursday 17th (SFO from August 10th-16th)
SeptemberNo days off
OctoberWeek 40 fall break, Friday 20th Planning day for staff, school closed
NovemberNo days off
DecemberLast day before Christmas, Thursday 21st
JanuarySchool starts Wednesday 3rd January
FebruaryWinter break week 8
MarchEaster holiday from Monday 25th March to 2nd April
AprilEaster holiday from Monday 25th March to 2nd April
MaySchool closed Wednesday 1st May, Thursday
9th May Ascension Day, Friday 10th (squeezed
in day), Friday 17th (Constitution day), Monday
20th (Pentecost)
JuneLast day of term, Thursday 20th (SFO from June 21st - 28th)

AIS School Calendar 2024-2025

August First day of school -
Thursday, Aug. 15
SeptemberNo days off
OctoberFall break week 40: September 30 - October 6
Professional development and planning day for teachers: October 18
NovemberNo days off
DecemberLast day of school before Christmas Friday, December 20
JanuaryFirst day in the new year: Tuesday, January 7
FebruaryWinter break - week 8: February 17 - 23
MarchNo days off
AprilEaster holiday: from April 14 to and including April 21
MayInternational Labor Day - May 1
Ascension Day - Thursday, May 29
Friday, May 30 - No school
JunePentecost holiday including Monday, June 9
Last day of school - Friday, June 20

The Board of Trustees

The Founding members of the AIS Foundation

The Founding members of the AIS Foundation/Stiftelsen Arendal International School are the following companies:


The Board of Trustees

  • Chairperson Bjørn Christian Heimdal Larsen, NORSE
  • Board Member Morten Breivik, SEVAN/TELENOR MARITIME
  • Board Member Line Dahle, GARD
  • Board Member Anette Sørensen, GRID
  • Board Member Ben Boiling, NORSE
  • Board Member Frank Jensen, NOV
  • Secretary Bente Pedersen, AIS


  • Teacher Representative Unni Eikelia, deputy Carmela Gundermann
  • Non-teaching staff Representative Monica Paulsen, deputy Gerrick Robinson
  • Parent Representative Sara Støback
  • Student Representative Maeve Vetvik
  • Arendal Municipality Political Representative Kristoffer Lyngvi-Østerhus
  • Assistant Head of School Marius Sommer Strand

Contact us

Arendal International School

Julius Smiths vei 40
NO-4817 His


School office

Phone: +47 37 05 51 00 / +47 37 01 85 50

E-mail: post@aischool.no


Org. no: 996 548 562

Arendal International School