Students in Norway generally attend public schools for secondary education. Until 2005, Norwegian law held private secondary schools to be illegal unless they offered a 'religious or pedagogic alternative', so the only private schools in existence were religious (Christian), Steiner/Waldorf, Montessori schools and Danielsen. The first 'standard' private upper secondary schools opened in the autumn of 2005. 

There are a number of private schools in Oslo, teaching different curricula. Private schools are popular with expats, as the language of instruction is often a mix of English and Norwegian, and taught at a more affordable price than international schools. 

Below are some of the more popular private schools in Oslo.


Private schools in Oslo

Karlsrud Skole

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Norwegian
Ages: 6 to 16
Website: karlsrud.osloskolen.no

Kristelig Gymnasium

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Norwegian
Ages: 8 to 19
Website: www.kg.vgs.no

Tokerud Skole

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Norwegian
Ages: 12 to 15
Website: tokerud.osloskolen.no