Longyearbyen School (Norwegian: Longyearbyen skole) is a combined primary and secondary school located in and serving Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. The school has about 270 pupils and 45 teachers. It is the northernmost school in the world. The school in Longyearbyen was established in 1920 as a cooperation between the Church of Norway and the mining company, Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani (SNSK). The first teacher was vicar Carter Desbarats, who taught in a 4-by-3-meter (13.1 by 9.8 ft) barracks near the church. Originally there were eight pupils, but by 1926 it had grown to sixteen. In 1935 pastor Just Kruse was assigned as principal and teacher of the school. He was in office until the evacuation in 1941. A separate school building was taken into use in 1938, but it was destroyed in the bombing of Longyearbyen in 1943. When the school resumed operations in 1946, it initially used a two-room house at Haugen. With the 1951 opening of Huset, a community center, the school was located in the second story. More information...

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