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 2022-2023

MonthInformationDays at school
August 2022PD-days 15th,16th,17th for staff. Students start
Thursday 18th (SFO from August 11th-17th)
SeptemberNo days off
School photos Tuesday 20th
OctoberAutumn Holiday week 40 (3rd-7th October)16
NovemberPD-day for staff, the school closed Friday 4th21
DecemberThe last day before the holiday is Tuesday 20th14
Total Autumm term83 (+4 PD)
JanuaryThe first day back Tuesday 3rd21
FebruaryWinter holiday week 8 (20th - 24th)15
MarchNo days off23
AprilEaster holiday as from Monday 3rd to Monday 10th14
MaySchool closed Monday 1st May, Wednesday 17th
(Constitution Day), Ascension Day Thursday
18th, Friday 19th, Monday
29th (Pentecost)
JuneThe last day of term, Thursday 22nd (SFO from
23rd -29th)
Total spring term107
Total school year(83 + 107)190 school days for students



AIS School Calendar 2023-2024

MonthInformationDays at school
AugustPD-days 14th,15th,16th for staff. Students start
Thursday 17th (SFO from August 10th-16th)
SeptemberNo days off21
OctoberWeek 40 fall break, Friday 20th Planning day for staff, school closed16
NovemberNo days off22
DecemberLast day before Christmas, Thursday 21st15
Total Autumn term85 (+4 PD)
JanuarySchool starts Wednesday 3rd January21
FebruaryWinter break week 816
MarchEaster holiday from Monday 25th March to 2nd April16
AprilEaster holiday from Monday 25th March to 2nd April20
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)14
Total spring term105
Total school year(85 + 105)190 school days for students

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 Svein Buvik, Gard
  • Board Member Frank Jensen, APL/NOV
  • Board Member Morten Martens Breivik, Sevan Marine/Telenor
  • Board Member Lars Kullerud, GRID
  • Board Member Carl H. Sørensen, K-Line
  • Secretary Bente Pedersen, Head of School


  • 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
E-mail: post@aischool.no


Org. no: 996 548 562

Arendal International School