Our School


The initiative to establish Aalesund International School came originally from major companies in the Aalesund region. These companies work in a highly international environment and have recognised the need for such an institution for some time. 

They presented their idea to the Aalesund Chamber of Commerce who responded immediately and decided to pursue the project. Soon after, the Aalesund International School trust was established and the trust worked with the Chamber, regional businesses and local and regional authorities to open a fully functional international school in August 2012. This work was led by Project manager Stian Nerland and Chairman Trond Gulbrandsen.

AaIS first started up in temporary premises in Larsgården before moving into our current campus in Nørvasund in 2013.

AaIS purchased the property from Ålesund Municipality in 2018 and have made considerable upgrades to the infrastructure since then. Today, AaIS is a vibrant international school providing high-quality education to international and local students. 

Our mission statement

AaIS seeks to provide students with and international education based on humanitarian principles and mutual respect.

We aim to create an atmosphere of cooperation that respects individual differences, promotes positive values and develops important understandings. Our pupils will be educated in a safe, supportive, challenging environment.

Aalesund International School is committed to develop its pupils, intellectually, physically and personally so they become responsible global citizens through learning that lasts a lifetime.

Our students

At AaIS, we believe that diversity enriches the educational experience, which is why we are proud to have a student body that represents over 30 different nationalities. Our school has approximately 120 students, and each one brings a unique perspective and cultural background to our community. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where every student feels valued and supported. We are committed to providing our students with a well-rounded education that promotes academic excellence, creativity, and personal growth. Our teachers and staff work closely with students to help them achieve their goals and reach their full potential. At AaIS, we take pride in our diverse and vibrant student community, and we are dedicated to providing a positive and supportive learning environment for all of our students.

Student nationalities