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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
Ages: 6 to 16
Ages: 8 to 19
Ages: 12 to 15