The mandatory education in Norway lasts for ten years and starts when children are six years old. It is built on a principle of giving equal education to everyone but also taking into account the needs of each child.
The Municipality of Lørenskog has eight municipal elementary schools (age 6-12), and four municipal middle schools (age 13-15). In addition there is a private Waldorf school (Rudolf Steinerskolen i Lørenskog), and a private Christian school (Lørenskog friskole). Both of them have elementary and middle school classes (age 6-15).
Lørenskog offers an introduction class to children who do not speak Norwegian.
Municipal schools are free, including all the teaching material. Students at private schools have to pay 15% of the school's operating expenses.
Lørenskog does not have school districts, so children can apply for any of the schools in the municipality. However, each area has a recommended elementary school.
Lørenskog has two upper secondary schools (age 16-18), Lørenskog upper secondary school, and Mailand upper secondary school. Everyone in Norway between 16 and 19 years are entitled to secondary education.
You can find contact information and links to homepages for all the municipal schools by following the link below.
More information about education (in Norwegian)
Distribution of pupils in primary and secondary school
Municipal regulations for primary and secondary school (DOCX, 31 kB). This document is also available in Turkish (PDF, 174 kB), Tamil, (PDF, 186 kB) Polish (PDF, 131 kB)and Urdu (PDF, 113 kB).
Municipal regulations for assistance with homework (DOCX, 29 kB). This document is also available in Turkish (PDF, 174 kB), Tamil (PDF, 186 kB), Polish (PDF, 126 kB) and Urdu (PDF, 113 kB).
Adults are entitled to receive special education at the primary level if their previous education has been incomplete (often because of learning disabilities), or if they need substantial repetition because of injuries or illness.
Adult education is also available to persons with intellectual disabilities who need regular repetition to maintain their knowledge.
Immigrants and refugees
Refugees and immigrants are given education in Norwegian language and social studies at the Rasta education center.