History

The Nordic Network is a collaborative network that serves international schools in the Nordic and Baltic regions.
The network seeks to enhance communication and collaboration between its participants to improve student learning through best practices in international education.

 

Several teachers and leaders at Oslo International School felt that there was a need for an organisation to bring together the English speaking international schools located in the Nordic Region to network and share ideas and visions. An initial meeting and conference for international schools interested in this idea was held at Oslo International School iin 1997.

The 1997 meeting and conference attracted about 70 participants and a handful of volunteer presenters. In addition to Oslo International School, schools represented included Copenhagen International School, Stockholm International School, Bladins International School, Malmö and Kulosaari Primary School in Helsinki.

It was agreed by school leaders present at the 1997 meeting and conference that there was a need for a network to be established for international schools and the Nordic Network of English Speaking Schools was born. The name of the organisation was later changed to the Nordic Network of International Schools.

The International School of the Gothenburg Region joined the Nordic Network as a Founder Member School in 1998 and the International School of Helsinki joined in 2002 making six Founder Member Schools:

 In addition to the Founder Member Schools, the Nordic Network has the following Member Schools:

 

The Nordic Network extended in 2008 its membership area to include schools from the Baltic States.  In 2011, The International School of Gdansk became the first school from the Baltic States to join the Nordic Network.

Annual Educator Conferences have been held on a rotational basis by Founder Member schools and Board Member schools since 1997.  These conferences attracting over 200 participants, feature world class key note speakers, teacher presenters and networking opportunities.  The first AGM and Leadership conference for Member Schools was held at Copenhagen International School in 2005.  Subsequent Leadership conferences have been held in Gdansk, Göteborg, Helsinki, Malmö, Oslo, Stockholm, Malmö, Tallinn and Vilnius.​​​