Schools and education

Primary and lower secondary education

Children in Norway start school in the autum of the year that they turn 6. Your child will automatically be registered at the local school, but you can choose to apply to another municipality school or one of the private schools in Arendal. Read more about starting school (Google Translate)

See all schools in Arendal. (Google Translate)

Private schools

After school activity programme (SFO)

Before and after school hours, the school provides an After-school activity programme (SFO) for 1st to 4th grade children and for disabled children from 1st grade to 7th grade. You can get more information about SFO from your local school.

Read more about after school programme (Google Translate)

Arendal Adult Learning Centre

The school has three different departments where we offer

  • Norwegian language course for immigrants
  • Basic education and training at our primary school
  • Special needs education

Read more about the Adult Learning Centre. (Google Translate)

High school

Agder County Council is responsible for the high schools. In Arendal we have two highschools: