A lot can be said about schools and how they ought to be. At Nordic International School, we have chosen our focus. To us, it’s all about the knowledge, the languages and the order. What do we mean by that?
While this, a school focusing on the student’s development when it comes to knowledge, can seem obvious, in actual fact it isn’t. To us, it is. We assume that our students and their guardians have high expectations on our work with raising every student´s knowledge. We also have high expectations in return. In the classroom, our teachers work with continuous feedback and well-proven teaching methods based on research.
At Nordic International School, we use English as our primary language, because languages are the admission tickets to the future. Our goal is for every student to become bilingual. In practice, we reach that goal by teaching in English, and by having teachers with international experience.
Speaking of our teachers, they are our most important key to success in the concept we summarize as order. We believe in order as an absolute prerequisite for learning. The teachers at Nordic International School are non-disputable authorities in their classrooms. Our traditions, our school uniforms and our rules of conduct, that everyone has to submit to, are the remaining building blocks of the school that puts its focus on order.
Order and remedy
We believe that our schools shall be places that students go to in order to learn. To ensure this, we have rules that regulate appropriate behaviour as well as dress code.
All students sign a contract with the school principal before they enrol. The contract is an agreement about rules for order in school as well as school clothes. We provide school uniforms for all students. Every year, each student´s receive shirts, pike shirts and cardigan. We have introduced school uniforms to strengthen the international profile of our schools. School uniforms are common in schools all over the world. We also believe that school uniforms help reduce pressure about what to wear in school.
At Nordic International School, up to fifty per cent of the teaching is held in English. Our teachers come from all over the world and English is the primary language that is spoken in school. This means that our schools are bilingual, and that language is also learnt outside of the classroom. We require that all our staff are fluent in English and make sure that most speak Swedish too.