Schools and nurseries


Nurseries in Tvedestrand are both private and municipal-owned. All children will be assigned a place at a nursery after submission of an application. However, sometimes you will have to wait for a short period of time, and you might also be assigned a place in another nursery.

The main closing date for applications is 1st March each year. 

Have you recently moved to Tvedestrand, we recommend you to contact the nursery of your choice. You can also contact the School and Nursery Office.

Read more about nurseries/kindergardens in Tvedestrand (information in Norwegian).

Primary and secondary schools

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 three private schools in Arendal.

Read more about the schools in Tvedestrand (information in Norwegian)

If you recently have moved to Tvedestrand, you have to contact your local school to get your child registered. 

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 at the different schools.

Read more about after School programme (in Norwegian)

High school

Agder County Municipality is responsible for the highschools. In Tvedestrand we have one high school (brand new 2020):