Vardafjell videregående skole has been an IB World School since November 2003. It offers the IB Diploma Programme. The school is state funded. The head of the school is Ragnhild Aspen Alvsaker.
Vardafjell Upper Secondary school is a member of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO.org) which has its main office in Geneva, Switzerland, and examination office in Cardiff, Wales. The IBO has more than 4000 member schools in 147 countries. Norway has currently 35 IB schools, and Vardafjell has been a certified IB school since 2004, offering the Diploma Programme for about 27 students each year.
As a special preparation for a potential future with the IB from the second year, foundation year students at Vardafjell may apply for admission to the International class with some of the education (20-30 %) taught in English, this normally applying to Natural Sciences, Geography and Social Science. In this class there is an increased focus on global issues and we also strive to have regular visits from people outside school with an international background or work experience.