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 2021-2022

MonthInformationDays at school
AugustThe first day for students Thursday 19th9
SeptemberNo days off22
OctoberAutumn Holiday week 40 (Monday 4 - Friday 8), PD-day Friday 22nd, Sørlandsk lærerstevne15
NovemberNo days off22
DecemberThe last day before the holiday is Tuesday 21st15
Total Autumm term(83)
JanuaryThe first day back Tuesday 4th20
FebruaryWinter holiday week 8 (Monday 21st - Friday 25th)15
MarchNo days off23
AprilEaster holiday as from Monday 11th to Monday 18th15
MayFree Tuesday 17th (Constitution Day), Thursday 26th (Ascension Day) Friday 27th (Squeezed in day)19
JuneLast day for students
Wednesay 22nd
SFO open extra days
Total spring term(107)
Total school year(83 + 107)190

PD-days for MYP/PYP: 16th, 17th, 18th August, 22nd October. I MYP PD-day and 2 PYP PD-days still to be decided.

Summer SFO is open five days: From the 12th to the 18th of August 21, and from the 23rd to the 29th of June, 2022.

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